HPU Receives SACS Approval to Pursue Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 7, 2011 – High Point University has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to begin implementing a doctoral degree program in Educational Leadership in its School of Education next fall.

In the past five years the university has added the three schools – the School of Communication, the School of Art and Design and the School of Health Sciences – as well as eight new majors including Actuarial Science, Mathematical Economics and Graphic Design and Digital Imaging.

SACS is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states.

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. Forbes.com 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. HPU was selected in the 2010-2011 list of “Colleges of Distinction,” as well as one of the top green schools in the country by the Sierra Club. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 10 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 highpoint.edu.

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist



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