High Point University is an United Methodist university based in High Point, N.C. that is home to around 5,000 undergraduates. Enthusiasm for sports runs deep here (Go Panthers!), and the urban location affords rich cultural experiences for the students. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

College ROI Report

991st

20 Year Net ROI 

$188,000

Annual ROI 

3.5 %

Total 4 Year Cost 

$189,000

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

967th

Early Career Salary 

$47,100

Mid-Career Salary 

$80,400

% High Meaning 

51 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

High Point University Median Salary by Job

MinMax

$74,880
$49K$81K

$72,348
$65K$100K

$41,905
$34K$55K

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$64,000
$41K$90K

Recruiter
5 profiles
$47,932
$37K$58K

$72,000
$51K$110K

$47,316
$45K$49K

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 497
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About This School

One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268

4,556

Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

65 %

10 %

72 %

11 %

Industry

Professionally, the financial services industry, IT services, and the education industry are popular business areas among HPU alumni. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the manufacturing industry. Median pay for those who graduated from HPU amounts to $52K.

Jobs

The most generous salaries among HPU alumni are reportedly earned by Executive Assistants, whose median earnings come to about $56K, followed by Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators ($55K) and Account Managers ($50K). Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Retail Store Assistant Managers; alumni in this role face average salaries of approximately $39K.

Locations

Many HPU grads flock to Greensboro, N.C. HPU alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Winston-Salem, N.C., which offers a median salary of around $63K. Though Charlotte, N.C. takes the cake for lowest pay among HPU grads (the median salary is $51K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Nearby High Point, N.C. and Washington, DC also rank high on the list of cities for HPU grads.

Degree Major

A Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration will compensate HPU grads at a much higher rate than other degrees — these alums rake in approximately $130K on average per year. A Bachelor of Liberal Arts (BLA) offers the lowest median annual financial reward (around $31K).

Skills

People Management commands a pay premium of 28 percent for former Panthers. Project Management is a popular skill among HPU alumni, with one in seven grads reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fifth of alumni get paid sick time. A fair number of alumni take advantage of a 401(k) plan. For this school, a fair number of graduates are the recipients of health benefits, and a majority of the survey participants pick up dental plans, too. High Point University alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Ferrum College grads bring in salaries of around $51K, making them the most similar to HPU alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to HPU include Catawba College, Livingstone College, and Shaw University.

High Point University Job Listings

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1502 1789
ACT Scores 22 27

Key Stats for High Point University

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %
Salary
$34,612 - $68,460
Salary
$41,434 - $79,505

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 221 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%
$36,075 - $83,778
$35,588 - $61,120
$46,681 - $93,350
$35,941 - $62,635
$55,000 - $77,000
$46,399 - $49,579
$63,871 - $100,719
$114,620
$40,573 - $81,986
$37,127 - $78,922
$35,557 - $70,468
$30,000 - $67,607
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