High Point University Credits Upcoming Construction to Enrollment Spike

High Point, N.C. — 400-bed facility to be multi-use. 

High Point, N.C. — High Point University has announced it will build a 200,000-square-foot, four-and-a-half-story residential and student services complex encompassing two city blocks on the HPU campus.

 

The $40-$50 million project is expected to begin June 2012 and to open in July 2013. The complex will house 400 students and will also feature a recreation center, dining facilities, a study space and several other student services.

 

The university announced that applications for enrollment are up 17% above last year's numbers. By 2015, undergraduate enrollment is projected to reach 5,000.There were 3,800 undergraduates enrolled at the university in 2011, and 3,500 of those students live on campus.

 

A spokesperson for HPU said the project is being funding by university resources and will also be managed by the university.


- Lynn Peisner

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