High Point’s commitment to excellence and building a better future is exemplified by its educational choices. Students of all ages find a wide variety of public and private educational arenas in and around High Point, fulfilling their dreams and their needs.

High Point University
High Point’s own University is one of 15 colleges and universities within 25 miles of downtown High Point committed to excellence in education.
  • U.S. News and World Report has ranked High Point University at No. 1 among Regional Colleges in the South.
  • ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among "America's Best Colleges."
  • Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation.
The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 14 graduate degree programs.

Community Colleges

Four of North Carolina’s community colleges are within 25 miles of downtown High Point readying high school graduates for the work place or teaching seasoned professionals new skills.

Guilford Technical Community College
One, Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC), has a campus in downtown High Point as a satellite to its main campus, 7 miles away in Jamestown. GTCC is at the forefront of work force education, fine tuning its course offerings and customizing classes to meet the needs of citizens and businesses in High Point.

Private Schools
High Point’s 9 accredited private day schools provide a variety of learning environments with standard course offerings, special needs education and college preparatory curriculums.

Public Schools
High Point lies in four counties, each with its own public school system. Guilford, Davidson, Forsyth and Randolph County School Systems offer standard k-12 courses, fulfill special needs requirements, stimulate special interests and prepare tomorrow’s work force today through magnet, career pathways and tech prep programs.
Galileo Statue at High Point University
"We cannot teach people anything; We can only help them discover it within themselves." - Galileo