Howard Payne University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$25,998
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$24,515
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.47%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
48.5%
1,638 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,060
69.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
40%
118 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 Business Administration & Management (27 degrees awarded), Criminology (18 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (14 degrees).

In 2020, 194 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Howard Payne University. 53.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (125 degrees), 3.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (38 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Howard Payne University is $25,998, which is $−2,402 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Howard Payne University is $25,998, which is $−2,402 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,515.

In 2020, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$25,998
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Howard Payne University was $25,998. The cost of tuition at Howard Payne University is $−2,402 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,400).

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Average Net Price

$24,515
2020 Value
6.47%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Howard Payne University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,515. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Howard Payne University grew by 6.47%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,403
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Howard Payne University was of $7,403 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.96% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
64%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Howard Payne University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 9.21% with respect to 2019, when 76% 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.
9.47%
2018 Default Rate
39
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Howard Payne University was 9.47%, which represents 39 out of the 412 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 1,638 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 13.6% annual decline. Out of those 1,638 applicants, 795 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 48.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,060 students enrolled at Howard Payne University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Howard Payne University has an overall enrollment yield of 26.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

48.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
795
Accepted Out of 1,638

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Howard Payne University was 48.5% (795 admissions from 1,638 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 53.9%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −13.6%, while admissions declined by −22.1%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Howard Payne University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Howard Payne University has a total enrollment of 1,060 students. The full-time enrollment at Howard Payne University is 737 students and the part-time enrollment is 323. This means that 69.5% of students enrolled at Howard Payne University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Howard Payne University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.3% White, 25.7% Hispanic or Latino, 9.91% Black or African American, 3.49% Two or More Races, 0.566% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.472% Asian, and 0.189% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Howard Payne University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (28%), followed by White Female (26.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (13.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (34.2%), followed by White Female (18.4%) and Black or African American Male (15.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Howard Payne University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,060 students. The full-time enrollment at Howard Payne University is 737 and the part-time enrollment is 323. This means that 69.5% of students enrolled at Howard Payne University are enrolled full-time compared with 80.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%
2020 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 50%. 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
    565
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    272
  3. Black or African American
    105

The enrolled student population at Howard Payne University is 53.3% White, 25.7% Hispanic or Latino, 9.91% Black or African American, 3.49% Two or More Races, 0.566% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.472% Asian, and 0.189% 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 54.8% White, 13.8% Black or African American, and 13.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2020, 14 more women than men received degrees from Howard Payne University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Howard Payne University is white (125 degrees awarded). There were 3.29 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (38 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Howard Payne University is General Business Administration & Management (27 degrees awarded), followed by Criminology (18 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (14 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 (14 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 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 Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (406,585 people), Other managers (279,162 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (174,871 people), Postsecondary teachers (146,588 people), and Clergy (138,331 people).

The most specialized majors at Howard Payne University are Theology (14 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), Social Sciences (24 degrees), and History (3 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Howard Payne University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Howard Payne University are Theology (14 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), Social Sciences (24 degrees), and History (3 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 (476,382 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (331,308 people), Legal services (313,805 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (213,226 people), and Computer Systems Design (196,205 people).

The most specialized majors at Howard Payne University are Theology (14 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (5 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (15 degrees), Social Sciences (24 degrees), and History (3 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.
Most Common
  1. 27 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 18 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 14 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Howard Payne University was General Business Administration & Management with 27 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

90
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
104
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 90 degrees were awarded to men at Howard Payne University, which is 0.865 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (104).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Howard Payne University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.19 times more than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 21 degrees were awarded to women at Howard Payne University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.84 times less than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 28% of students graduating from Howard Payne University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Howard Payne University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 4.24% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    125 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    38 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Howard Payne University is white (125 degrees awarded). There were 3.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (38 degrees).

5.15% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    66 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    59 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Howard Payne University is white female (66 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (59 degrees).

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Operations

Howard Payne University has an endowment valued at nearly $59.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $11M (18.4%), compared to the 2.06% average return ($820k on $39.8M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2020, Howard Payne University had a total salary expenditure of $22.2M. Howard Payne University employs 20 Professors, 17 Assistant professors, and 14 Associate professors. Most academics at Howard Payne University are Male Professors (16), Male Associate professors(10), and Female Assistant professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Howard Payne University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 28 employees, Management, with 27 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$59.6M
2020 Endowment
6.42%
decline from 2019

Howard Payne University has an endowment valued at about $59.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Howard Payne University declined 6.42% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $19.8M 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. $2.17M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Howard Payne University received $2.17M 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

$11.4M
2020 Salaries
9.66%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Howard Payne University paid a median of $11.4M in salaries, which represents 51.1% of their overall expenditure ($22.2M) and a 9.66% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.06% growth from 2018 and a 0.688% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.4M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3M
Instructional Salaries
58
Number of Employees

In 2020, Howard Payne University paid a total of $3M to 58 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.78M (31%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
20 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
28 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Howard Payne University were Professor with 20 employees; Assistant professor with 17 employees; and Assistant professor with 14 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Howard Payne University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 28 employees; Management with 27 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Howard Payne University was Male Professor with 16 employees, Male Associate professor with 10 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 9 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Howard Payne University.

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