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**High Point University Maintains Strong National Media Ranking**

Last Autumn, High Point University secured three top rankings in the 2024 edition of the “Best Colleges” by US News & World Report, notably claiming the premier position for undergraduate teaching. Additionally, it was designated as the leading Regional College in the South and distinguished as the most innovative institution in the region. These consistent top accolades over the years could be likened to a “dynasty” in the realm of college rankings.

Recently, two of the university’s newest programs received recognition in their inaugural year of eligibility for ranking. The Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs, both integral parts of the Congdon School of Health Sciences, were placed in the Top 100 by US News & World Report.

High Point University’s doctoral program in physical therapy was ranked 74th nationally in the latest 2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings by US News & World Report. The exceptional facilities at the Human Biomechanics and Physiology Lab, along with the Physical Therapy Pro Bono Clinic, significantly contributed to this achievement.

Moreover, the university’s master’s program in Physician Assistant studies secured the 65th spot among the nation’s premier Physician Assistant Programs.

Notably, graduates from High Point University’s Physician Assistant program consistently achieve a perfect 100 percent pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination, as highlighted in a press release dated April 15.

Dr. Kevin Ford, the dean of the Congdon School of Health Sciences, expressed his pride in the remarkable rankings, particularly emphasizing the novelty of the programs and their national recognition.

University President Dr. Nido Qubein, known for his unwavering support of the institution, commended the recent rankings as a testament to the university’s distinguished faculty, academic excellence, and dedication to providing an exceptional educational experience. He reiterated the institution’s commitment to preparing graduate students to excel in the evolving healthcare landscape and make a positive impact on patient care.

The university’s consistent high national rankings have attracted significant attention from prospective students, resulting in the largest intake of students in its century-long history last fall, with over 6,000 students commencing classes in August.

Furthermore, data compiled by the university, in alignment with the National Association of Colleges and Employers standards, reveals that 99 percent of the Class of 2022 secured employment or pursued further education within six months of graduation, surpassing the national average by 14 points.

High Point University was also recognized as one of America’s premier academic institutions in the “2024 Edition” of Princeton Review’s “The Best 389 Colleges,” marking the seventh consecutive year of such recognition based on student feedback.

Additionally, the university was ranked among the top 25 nationally in various categories by the Princeton Review, including Best-Run Colleges and Most Beautiful Campus, further solidifying its standing as a distinguished educational institution.