Howard Payne University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$25,290

3.52% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$21,833

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

9.44%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

59.2%

1,396 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,072

83.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

41.4%

116 Graduates

About

Howard Payne University is a higher education institution located in Brown County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Howard Payne University were General Health & Physical Education (25 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (20 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (18 degrees).

In 2017, 244 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Howard Payne University. 53.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (167 degrees), 3.09 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (54 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Howard Payne University is $25,290, which is $96 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Howard Payne University is $25,290, which is $96 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,833.

In 2017, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,290

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Howard Payne University was $25,290. The cost of tuition at Howard Payne University is $96 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$21,833

2017 Value

9.43%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Howard Payne University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,833. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Howard Payne University grew by 9.43%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,700

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Howard Payne University was of $6,700 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 3.96% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Howard Payne University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.13% with respect to 2016, when 94% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

9.44%

2016 Default Rate

34

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Howard Payne University was 9.44%, which represents 34 out of the 360 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Howard Payne University received 1,396 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 46.5% annual growth. Out of those 1,396 applicants, 826 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 59.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,072 students enrolled at Howard Payne University in 2017, and 40% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Howard Payne University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

59.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

826

Accepted Out of 1,396

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Howard Payne University was 59.2% (826 admissions from 1,396 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 87.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 46.5%, while admissions declined by -1.2%.

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SAT Scores

40%

Submission Percentage

100

Scores Submitted

40% of enrolled first-time students at Howard Payne University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Howard Payne University has a total enrollment of 1,072 students. The full-time enrollment at Howard Payne University is 897 students and the part-time enrollment is 175. This means that 83.7% of students enrolled at Howard Payne University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Howard Payne University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57.6% White, 21.2% Hispanic or Latino, 10.1% Black or African American, 1.59% Two or More Races, 1.03% Asian, 0.466% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.28% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Howard Payne University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.9%), followed by White Male (26.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (11.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (45.9%), followed by White Female (32.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (8.11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Howard Payne University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,072 students. The full-time enrollment at Howard Payne University is 897 and the part-time enrollment is 175. This means that 83.7% of students enrolled at Howard Payne University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

48%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Howard Payne University was 48%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Howard Payne University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    618

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    227

  3. Black or African American

    108

The enrolled student population at Howard Payne University is 57.6% White, 21.2% Hispanic or Latino, 10.1% Black or African American, 1.59% Two or More Races, 1.03% Asian, 0.466% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.28% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2017, 16 more women than men received degrees from Howard Payne University. The majority of degree recipients at Howard Payne University are white (167 degrees awarded). There were 3.09 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (54 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Howard Payne University is General Health & Physical Education (25 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (20 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (18 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Howard Payne University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Theology (18 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (6 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Howard Payne University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,996,555 people), Secondary school teachers (341,213 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (320,605 people), Education administrators (307,085 people), and Other managers (283,910 people).

The most specialized majors at Howard Payne University are Theology (18 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), Language & Linguistics (6 degrees), Social Sciences (26 degrees), and Education (39 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The most specialized majors at Howard Payne University are Theology (18 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), Language & Linguistics (6 degrees), Social Sciences (26 degrees), and Education (39 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Howard Payne University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,968,589 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (446,306 people), Legal services (271,167 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (257,617 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (207,895 people).

The most specialized majors at Howard Payne University are Theology (18 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (33 degrees), Language & Linguistics (6 degrees), Social Sciences (26 degrees), and Education (39 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Howard Payne University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Howard Payne University was General Health & Physical Education with 25 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 114

  2. 130

In 2017, 114 degrees were awarded to men at Howard Payne University, which is 0.877 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (130).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 16 degrees were awarded to men at Howard Payne University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.941 times less than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 20 degrees were awarded to women at Howard Payne University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is N/A times more than the 0 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%

100% Completion Time

46%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 36% of students graduating from Howard Payne University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (54.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Howard Payne University is Female and White (54.9% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.59% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    167 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    54 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Howard Payne University is white (167 degrees awarded). There were 3.09 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (54 degrees).

3.69% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    93 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    74 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Howard Payne University is white female (93 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (74 degrees).

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Operations

Howard Payne University has an endowment valued at nearly $56.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.05M (12.5%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Howard Payne University had a total salary expenditure of $23.9M. Howard Payne University employs 25 Professors, 24 Associate professors, and 18 Instructors. Most academics at Howard Payne University are Male Associate professors (18), Male Professors(16), and Male Instructors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Howard Payne University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 37 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 26 employees, and Service with 25 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$56.5M

2017 Endowment

8.26%

growth from 2016

Howard Payne University has an endowment valued at about $56.5M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Howard Payne University grew 8.26% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.4M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $306k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Howard Payne University received $306k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.1M

2017 Salaries

1.36%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Howard Payne University paid a median of $10.1M in salaries, which represents 42.4% of their overall expenditure ($23.9M) and a 1.36% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.37% decline from 2015 and a 2.07% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.22M

Instructional Salaries

81

Number of Employees

In 2017, Howard Payne University paid a total of $4.22M to 81 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

25 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

37 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Howard Payne University were Professor with 25 employees; Associate professor with 24 employees; and Associate professor with 18 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Howard Payne University were Office and Administrative Support with 37 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 26 employees; and Service with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Howard Payne University was Male Associate professor with 18 employees, Male Professor with 16 employees, and Male Instructor with 9 employees.

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