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When a college doesn’t simply resort to traditional classroom learning: Innovation at High Point University (as featured in Forbes)

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Looking for a transformative college experience that goes beyond textbooks and lectures? At High Point University, students receive mentorship from industry leaders who are teaching the very courses they’re learning, including CEOs from the Dallas Mavericks and Domino’s Pizza. This unparalleled approach to education is just one reason why HPU is such an attractive option for today’s students.


High Point University (HPU) is an innovator in higher education, as recognized by Forbes. The university not only provides every freshman with a professional success coach but also offers a tuition-free Master’s Degree in Communication and Business Leadership. In our “In Residence Program,” industry leaders actively engage in the classroom, offering invaluable insights that bridge the gap between theory and practice.

HPU recently spent $200 million to enhance our Innovation Corridor. HPU’s Innovation Corridor is home to the Webb School of Engineering, Wanek School of Natural Sciences, Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy, and Congdon School of Health Sciences with cutting edge facilities, including a planetarium. HPU’s manicured campus, beautiful buildings, and engaging, positive environment make a lasting impression. Beyond aesthetics, HPU’s exceptional athletic facilities and world-class academics have earned the university a spot among America’s top colleges for multiple years.

Experience a truly transformative college education at High Point University, where mentorship from industry leaders meets cutting-edge academics and an unparalleled campus environment.

As Shep Hyken points out in his Forbes article,

“Shouldn’t education go beyond information and theory, and instead prepare us to implement those lessons in real-world scenarios?”

As students prepare for the challenges of college life, HPU offers a unique advantage in the form of the President’s Seminar on Life Skills. This required course for all freshmen, taught by HPU President Nido Qubein, provides students with essential life skills that help them build emotional intelligence and chart a path for success.

Relational Capital:

One of the key concepts covered in the seminar is relational capital, which refers to the value that comes from building and maintaining strong relationships. Through interactive exercises and discussions, students learn how to develop and leverage their social networks to achieve their goals.

The Art and Science of Persuasion:

Another important topic covered in the seminar is the art and science of persuasion. Students learn how to effectively communicate their ideas and influence others in a positive way. This skill is essential for success in both personal and professional contexts.

Communication Skills:

Effective communication is a fundamental skill that can help students in all areas of life. In the seminar, students learn how to improve their listening, speaking, and writing skills, as well as how to effectively use technology to communicate.

The President’s Seminar on Life Skills at High Point University provides students with a unique opportunity to develop essential skills for success. Taught by HPU President Nido Qubein, a serial entrepreneur, business leadership consultant, and author, the seminar covers topics such as relational capital, persuasion, and communication skills. By building emotional intelligence and learning how to navigate the complexities of social and professional relationships, HPU students are well-equipped to achieve their goals and succeed in life

Check out Forbes highlight on High Point University’s academic excellence, values, and focus on life skills.