High Point University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$31,768
3.32% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$38,745
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.02%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
74.6%
11,298 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
5,330
98.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
64.6%
811 Graduates

About

High Point University is a higher education institution located in Guilford County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at High Point University were General Communication (218 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (202 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (72 degrees).

In 2019, 1,228 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at High Point University. 62.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (930 degrees), 10.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (87 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at High Point University is $31,768, which is $4,488 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at High Point University is $31,768, which is $4,488 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $38,745.

In 2019, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,768
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at High Point University was $31,768. The cost of tuition at High Point University is $4,488 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$38,745
2019 Value
1.23%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 High Point University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $38,745. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of High Point University grew by 1.23%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,815
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at High Point University was of $12,815 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 3.14% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

79%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
42%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

79% of undergraduate students at High Point University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.6% with respect to 2018, when 77% 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.
4.02%
2017 Default Rate
31
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at High Point University was 4.02%, which represents 31 out of the 771 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

High Point University received 11,298 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 11.9% annual growth. Out of those 11,298 applicants, 8,423 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.6% acceptance rate.

There were 5,330 students enrolled at High Point University in 2019, and 58% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

High Point University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
8,423
Accepted Out of 11,298

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of High Point University was 74.6% (8,423 admissions from 11,298 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 76.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 11.9%, while admissions grew by 8.4%.

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SAT Scores

58%
Submission Percentage
806
Scores Submitted

58% of enrolled first-time students at High Point University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

High Point University has a total enrollment of 5,330 students. The full-time enrollment at High Point University is 5,253 students and the part-time enrollment is 77. This means that 98.6% of students enrolled at High Point University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at High Point University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 75.2% White, 6.9% Black or African American, 5.59% Hispanic or Latino, 4.69% Two or More Races, 2.36% Asian, 0.356% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0563% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at High Point University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.6%), followed by White Male (33.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.31%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.7%), followed by White Male (20.3%) and Black or African American Female (12.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at High Point University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,330 students. The full-time enrollment at High Point University is 5,253 and the part-time enrollment is 77. This means that 98.6% of students enrolled at High Point University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2019 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 High Point University was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), High Point University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,006
  2. Black or African American
    368
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    298

The enrolled student population at High Point University is 75.2% White, 6.9% Black or African American, 5.59% Hispanic or Latino, 4.69% Two or More Races, 2.36% Asian, 0.356% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0563% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 147 students (2.76%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 314 more women than men received degrees from High Point University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at High Point University is white (930 degrees awarded). There were 10.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (87 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at High Point University is General Communication (218 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (202 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (72 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at High Point University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communications (234 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), and Business (433 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at High Point University are Accountants & auditors (1,021,867 people), Other managers (937,749 people), Financial managers (528,811 people), Chief executives & legislators (449,700 people), and Physicians (417,536 people).

The most specialized majors at High Point University are Communications (234 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), Business (433 degrees), Biology (81 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (69 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 High Point University are Surgeons, Physicians, Actuaries, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at High Point University are Communications (234 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), Business (433 degrees), Biology (81 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (69 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 High Point University are Elementary & secondary schools (943,223 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (809,833 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (801,298 people), Computer Systems Design (644,544 people), and Banking & related activities (541,540 people).

The most specialized majors at High Point University are Communications (234 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), Business (433 degrees), Biology (81 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (69 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 High Point University.
Most Common
  1. 218 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 202 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 72 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at High Point University was General Communication with 218 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

457
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
771
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 457 degrees were awarded to men at High Point University, which is 0.593 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (771).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 145 degrees were awarded to men at High Point University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.69 times more than the 86 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 149 degrees were awarded to women at High Point University in General Communication, which is 1.75 times more than the 85 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 59% of students graduating from High Point University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at High Point University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.986% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    930 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    87 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at High Point University is white (930 degrees awarded). There were 10.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (87 degrees).

2.12% of degree recipients (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    579 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    351 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    62 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at High Point University is white female (579 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (351 degrees).

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Operations

High Point University has an endowment valued at nearly $65.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.38M (2.1%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, High Point University had a total salary expenditure of $189M. High Point University employs 152 Assistant professors, 96 Associate professors, and 44 Instructors. Most academics at High Point University are Female Assistant professors (80), Male Assistant professors(72), and Male Associate professors (51).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at High Point University are: Management, with 143 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 122 employees, and Service with 89 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$65.7M
2019 Endowment
3.12%
growth from 2018

High Point University has an endowment valued at about $65.7M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of High Point University grew 3.12% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25M 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. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, High Point University received $0 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

$54.4M
2019 Salaries
10.6%
growth from 2018

In 2019, High Point University paid a median of $54.4M in salaries, which represents 28.8% of their overall expenditure ($189M) and a 10.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.48% growth from 2017 and a 5.55% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24.4M
Instructional Salaries
329
Number of Employees

In 2019, High Point University paid a total of $24.4M to 329 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
152 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
143 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at High Point University were Assistant professor with 152 employees; Associate professor with 96 employees; and Associate professor with 44 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at High Point University were Management with 143 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 122 employees; and Service with 89 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at High Point University was Female Assistant professor with 80 employees, Male Assistant professor with 72 employees, and Male Associate professor with 51 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at High Point University.

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