High Point University is a private liberal arts university in High Point, North Carolina, U.S., affiliated with the United Methodist Church
High Point University was founded as High Point College in 1924, it became High Point University in October 1991. In 2012, High Point University had a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1 and a student retention rate of 79%. The average class size at High Point University is 17 students and no student teachers or teacher assistants instruct classes. In 2014, High Point University received three No. 1 rankings in “America’s Best Colleges,” published annually by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings included No. 1 Best Regional College in the South (second consecutive year), No. 1 Up and Coming School in Regional Colleges in the South (second consecutive year), and No. 1 for Best Undergraduate Teaching in Regional Colleges in the South. The ranking was among a peer group of #2 John Brown University (Arkansas), #3 Meredith College (NC), #4 Asbury University (KY), and #5 Florida Southern College (FL). In Forbes Magazine listing, “America’s Top Colleges,” High Point University was ranked 559th nationwide out of 650. Forbes Magazine only selected 650 out of 4,000 universities to rank. In August 2013, Affordable Colleges Online ranked High Point University No. 8 among 35 colleges in North Carolina based on the return on investment versus the cost of tuition and fees. The ROI list rankings note that an HPU degree prepares students to secure jobs in their field that pay well based on Payscal.com data.