HPU Moves Up In Forbes Magazine’s ‘America’s Best Colleges’ List


HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 4, 2011 – High Point University has been named as one of the top colleges and universities across the country for the fourth year in a row while improving its ranking in the annual “America’s Best Colleges” list, created by Forbes Magazine. The university moved up 11 spots to No. 497 in the country.

“These national rankings validate what we already know,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU. “Stellar educators with accomplished credentials are attracted to this academy in large numbers each year. Students are flocking to campus from every corner of the world. Alumni are getting involved with renewed enthusiasm. Parents have become our best advocates. High school counselors recommend HPU with spirited credibility. And our ?philanthropic investors’ are energized by the profound growth of the institution.”

The rankings are based on the quality of the education provided, the experiences of the students and how much students achieve, student satisfaction, postgraduate success, student debt, four-year graduation rate and competitive awards. Colleges and universities that appear on the list must meet high standards.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.℠ HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 14 graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist


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