The Yellow Jacket Experience is about learning, growing in your faith and becoming a part of a legacy more than 130 years in the making.

Read on to learn more about what you can expect to experience if you choose to continue your education at Howard Payne University.


HPU’s faculty members are experts in their fields, but, more than that, they are truly invested in helping you reach your fullest potential in God’s Kingdom. Smaller class sizes mean more personalized attention and opportunities for you to experience HPU’s life-changing mentorship relationships between faculty and students.


Christian faith is the basis of everything we do at Howard Payne University. Each personnel member and student (including you!) has been called to this university at this time by a loving God for a specific reason. Our job is to help you discover God’s purpose in your life. We begin by fostering an atmosphere in which you can grow closer to God both in and out of the classroom.


We call ourselves the HPU family – and for good reason. At HPU, you’ll get to know your classmates and HPU personnel as we learn together, serve together, worship together and love and encourage one another. Friendships you make at Howard Payne will last a lifetime.


We hope you choose to get involved on campus, and there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Student organizations, intramural and NCAA sports and tons of extracurricular/cocurricular activities mean there’s always something to do. Ultimately, the Yellow Jacket Experience is what you make it – with encouragement from your peers and HPU personnel, of course. Explore this website to find out more!

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