Educational attainment, or highest level of education completed, for High Point residents 25 years and over has been improving. From 1990 to 2010, the number of people with less than a high school diploma was cut by more than half, and those with a graduate or professional degree doubled.

Education - 1990
Education - 2010
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Area Colleges & Universities:
  • High Point University: is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the United Methodist Church that was founded in 1924 and became a university in October 1991
  • Guilford Technical Community College - High Point Campus: is a campus of the public Guilford Technical Community College system that was established in 1981
  • Shaw University - High Point Campus: is a campus of the private historically black Shaw University that was established in 1980 and offers educational opportunities for working adults through a combination of classroom, video teleconferencing and online classes 

Health Care

Most health data is compiled by county, not city, but according to the N.C. Center for Health Statistics the average life expectancy for an individual born in Guilford County from 2017-2019 was 78.0 years. This compares to a life expectancy of 75.2 years in 1990-1992. As shown in the following table, which includes all four counties in which High Point is located, life expectancy is generally higher for women than for men, and higher for whites than for African-Americans.

Health Care - Life Expectancy table
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