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Howard Payne University is a Christ-centered academic community dedicated to excellence by developing and equipping the whole person for intellectual inquiry, personal and professional integrity, and service to God and humanity.
Founded in 1889 for the purpose of preparing students for Christian ministry, Howard Payne University remains dedicated to honoring Christ and serving His Church by providing an educational experience that integrates faith, learning, and living. The university has expanded its original scope to include a full array of undergraduate programs and a limited number of graduate programs, offered in a traditional residential academic community where relationships are nurtured and individuals matter. Students, faculty, staff and administration work together under the shared values of academic excellence, service to others and Christian integrity. The university also offers selected graduate and undergraduate course work by electronic means and at extended learning centers in El Paso, Texas and New Bruanfels, Texas. Howard Payne University maintains a low student-teacher ratio, which contributes to the university's reputation of being ''a place where everybody is somebody.''
Howard Payne University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; telephone number 404-679-4501) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate and master's levels.