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Average Salary for High Point University Alumni

High Point University is a United Methodist university based in High Point, N.C. that is home to around 4,000 undergraduates. Students here support their sports teams in droves (Go Panthers!), and the urban campus allows them to explore the city's many neighborhoods and cultural events. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

Overall College ROI Rank

721
out of 1312
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

270
out of 476
 

Mid-Career Salary Rank for For Sports Fans

271
out of 346

Typical Early Career Salary

$42,700
High Point University Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Senior Marketing Manager
3 salaries
$75,863  
   
Information Technology (IT) Manager
3 salaries
$100,000  
Administrative Coordinator
3 salaries
$37,500  
Staff Accountant
3 salaries
$37,000  
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
2 salaries
$61,750  
Executive Director
2 salaries
$53,500  
Major Gifts Officer
2 salaries
$54,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Jan 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
United States (change)

About This School

833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, NC 27262-3598

4,067

Private Schools, For Sports Fans, Religious

61 %

9 %

65 %

15 %


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Industry

Graduates of HPU work in a variety of sectors including the software development industry, the education industry, and the manufacturing industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the banking industry. Those with an education from HPU earn an average of $54K.

Gender

Male graduates do tend to earn more than female graduates; the first group banks approximately $64K per year, but the second group takes home only $49K.

Jobs

The most lucrative professionals among HPU alumni are Information Technology Managers; they earn a median annual salary of around $100K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $76K and $62K are Senior Marketing Managers and Human Resources Generalists. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Staff Accountants, making an average of about $37K.

Locations

The most popular destination for former HPU students is Greensboro. HPU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in New York, which offers median salaries of $73K. Many former Panthers can't resist staying in High Point after graduating despite the median salaries there ranking lowest among popular cities (approximately $42K). Neighboring Winston-salem is another common pick among HPU grads, along with Raleigh.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for HPU grads with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) (earnings climb to about $106K per year). A Bachelor of Science in Accounting commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of around $34K.

Skills

Microsoft Office is a common skill among HPU alumni — approximately one in six grads mention using it at work. Marketing Management commands a pay premium of 42 percent for former Panthers. Project Management, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one in three grads get paid sick time. A fair portion of graduates save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Dental insurance applies to a majority of alums, and a fair portion of alums report health coverage. Other benefits that High Point University alumni receive are a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, North Carolina Wesleyan College grads (who make an average of $51K) earn salaries most similar to HPU alumni. Catawba College, Livingstone College, and Shaw University are also similar to HPU.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1491 1787
ACT Scores 22 26

Key Stats for High Point University

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %
Salary
$29,652 - $72,341
Salary
$39,344 - $96,795
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

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