High Point University attracts students from 37 countries and 48 states and hosts more than 80,000 visitors annually. These visitors fill surrounding hotels, dine in local restaurants and shop in retail stores making the economic impact on the state of North Carolina beyond $464.5 million. Since 2005, HPU has increased the number of buildings on campus from 22 to 112 representing a 409 percent increase, which are all sourced to local contractors in the Piedmont Triad.
Additionally, HPU now has a total of 1,613 total positions, up 319 percent since 2005, making HPU the eighth largest employer in the City of High Point. These employees donated more than $240,000 to the United Way and, together with students, volunteered more than 100,000 hours which translates into an impact of $2.1 million.
In order to accommodate new proposed programs in physical therapy, physician assistant studies and pharmacy, a 170,000-square-foot building will be constructed where more than 90 faculty and staff will lead 700 new students. These programs will directly impact the City of High Point, making it a leader in patient care and medical research while providing students with learning opportunities in local hospitals, medical clinics and physical therapy centers.
Throughout the year, students and the local community take part in the Community Enrichment Series where a variety of theatrical performances, lectures, literature, art and more are available to the public. These events provide exposure to a variety of performances and captivating individuals who share lessons in entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership.
We invite you to campus to take part in these events and cheer on our Panthers in any of our 16 Division I sports.