A Christian liberal arts institution, Howard Payne University prides itself on fostering a close community where a personal connection is valued. Through teaching, learning, and service, the faculty and staff truly invest in students’ success.
At HPU, students choose from more than 100 majors, minors, and pre-professional programs in seven schools: Business, Christian Studies, Education, Humanities, Music and Fine Arts, Nursing, and Science and Mathematics. The Guy D. Newman Honors Academy challenges students with a multidisciplinary curriculum and exciting travel opportunities. Co-curricular organizations include the Model UN, Moot Court, and Student Speaker Bureau, and more than 25 student organizations round out the school’s extracurricular options.
HPU’s eighty-acre, tree-lined campus in Brownwood perches on the northern side of the Texas Hill Country. Off-campus activities include visits to nearby Lake Brownwood. Students who enjoy athletics take part in well-attended intramural sporting competitions. Student-athletes at HPU compete in six men’s and six women’s sports through the American Southwest Conference.