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HPU Named No. 1 for Third Consecutive Year

Sep 10th, 2014

HPU Named No. 1 for Third Consecutive Year

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 10, 2014 – High Point University has been named No. 1 again in “America’s Best Colleges,” published annually by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2015 rankings released today, HPU ranks No. 1 Best Regional College in the South for the third consecutive year.

“We appreciate being included in these national rankings, which are one of many indicators that reflect our constant enhancement of the HPU educational experience,” says Dr. Dennis Carroll, HPU provost. “Families find great value in High Point University. The continued advocacy of our parents, students and alumni are our greatest reward.”



HPU was further recognized by U.S. News for:

  • A Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching
  • The Least Amount of Debt for Graduates
  • The No. 2 “Up and Coming School” in Regional Colleges in the South


The university continues to enroll a record number of students each year as it expands its academic footprint with new health science and pharmacy programs. This year’s entering class was larger than the entire traditional undergraduate enrollment in 2005, when HPU began its transformation.

In addition to being named No. 1 for three consecutive years in “America’s Best Colleges,” HPU was named this year as the No. 4 private school in NC for the best return on investment. It also is named as a 2014-15 and 2015-16 College of Distinction.

The U.S. News rankings evaluate the top 1,365 accredited four-year schools in the country based on several key measures of quality including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, financial resources and more. The list provides the most in-depth and complete rankings in higher education.