Average Salary for High Point University Alumni

High Point University, an United Methodist school in High Point, N.C., has roughly 4,000 undergrads. The athletic culture permeates campus life (Go Panthers!), and students take full advantage of the school's urban location by enjoying concerts, dinners, and festivals around town. The data for this synopsis comes from former HPU students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Overall College ROI Rank

628
out of 1223
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ROI Rank for Private not-for-profit Universities

186
out of 402
 

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
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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Administrative Coordinator
3 salaries
$37,500  
   
Information Technology (IT) Manager
3 salaries
$100,000  
Senior Marketing Manager
3 salaries
$75,863  
Human Resources (HR) Generalist
2 salaries
$61,750  
Commodity Manager
2 salaries
$80,000  
Executive Director
2 salaries
$53,500  
Compliance Manager
2 salaries
$49,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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About This School

833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, NC 27262-3598

3,999

Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

62 %

9 %

72 %

11 %


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Industry

Graduates of HPU are found working in a number of different fields including the manufacturing industry, the telecommunications industry, and the banking industry. The software development industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. The average starting salary for a graduate of HPU is about $55K.

Gender

It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $50K whereas the men's median is $62K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among HPU alumni are earned by Information Technology Managers — these former students make a median salary of $100K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Commodity Managers (around $80K) and Senior Marketing Managers ($76K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Administrative Coordinators who make an average of approximately $38K.

Locations

Many HPU students are Greensboro, N.C.-bound following college. The top-paying city popular with HPU alumni is Winston-Salem, N.C., which offers a median salary of $65K. Though Boston, Mass. takes the cake for lowest pay among HPU grads (the median salary is $31K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Neighboring High Point, N.C. is another common pick among HPU grads, along with Raleigh, N.C.

Degree Major

HPU students with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) can expect to make the most money (about $106K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of approximately $35K.

Skills

Procurement commands a pay premium of 46 percent for former Panthers. Microsoft Office is a popular skill among HPU alumni, with a little less than one-fifth of grads reporting using it on the job. Competency in Project Management, Microsoft Word, and Customer Service also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in four survey participants get sick time. A strong majority of respondents plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health coverage is awarded to a fair number of former students, and dental insurance is issued to the larger part of alums as well. High Point University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Belmont Abbey College pick up average paychecks of $56K, which is closest to the amount made by HPU grads among similar schools. Catawba College, Livingstone College, and Shaw University are also similar to HPU.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1470 1760
ACT Scores 21 26

Key Stats for High Point University

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %
Salary
$31,154 - $73,678
Salary
$34,521 - $86,542
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
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