HPU Receives Colleges of Distinction Honor for Ninth Year

HPU was also recognized as a Career Development College of Distinction for the second consecutive year.

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 24, 2019 – For the ninth consecutive year, High Point University has been named to the Colleges of Distinction. It is a unique college guide that honors institutions with an innovative, teacher-centered undergraduate education and a strong record of preparing graduates for real-world success.

The 2019-20 Colleges of Distinction list is based upon exemplary commitment to four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes, all of which reflect HPU’s values-based, holistic education model. HPU was also recognized for its education and business programs in the Stout School of Education and Earl N. Phillips School of Business.

For the second consecutive year, HPU was also recognized as a 2019-20 Career Development College of Distinction. This was a newly developed recognition last year that is based on the three criteria: integrated career exploration and preparation; accessible programs and training; and career-centered staff.

The ranking highlights HPU’s commitment to instilling students with life skills that prepare them to thrive in a competitive marketplace.  It also reflects data about the success of HPU graduates – 97 percent of graduates begin their careers or go on to graduate school within six months of completing their HPU education.

“We appreciate this recognition, as well as the families, alumni and friends who value our commitment to preparing students for the world as it is going to be,” says HPU President Nido Qubein. “We are focused on equipping students with the life skills that employers consistently say they need.”

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