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George Mason University
4400 University Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030
Gen. Phone:  (703) 993-1000    Fax:  (703) 993-4622

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25 Most Popular Degrees Awarded 2018-19
Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication, Community Health, Computer Science, Criminology, Law, and Society, Curriculum and Instruction, Data Analytics Engineering, Economics, Finance, Global Affairs, Government & International Politics, Health Administration, Information Systems & Operations Mgmt, Information Technology, Integrative Studies, Law, Leadership and Human Development, Management, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Special Education


Program Inventory

Admissions

SAT is an imperfect predictor of college readiness and success and it is only one of many factors in admissions.
This report does not assume any paritcular merit or value in the SAT, it merely highlights institutional differences in distributions and mean averages.
Admission Summary, 2018-19 First-Time in College
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate
In-State11,7829,17478%2,90532%2,60822%
Out-of-State8,0406,93486%99914%1,10614%


SAT Scores by Domicile Status for First-Time in College Students, 2018-19
Reading/VerbalMath
DomicileNLow ScoreAverageHighestLowest ScoreAverageHighest Score
In-State2,128440615790340610800
Out-of-State505390596770400589800




Admission Summary, 2018-19 Graduate
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate
In-State4,5273,85985%2,81873%66815%
Out-of-State5,6653,77267%1,61243%1,89333%


Admission Summary, 2018-19 First Professional
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate
In-State45611525%5750%34175%
Out-of-State2,03448424%10321%1,55076%
Enrollment





Fall Headcount Enrollment
Fall TermUndergraduatesGraduate StudentsTotal First ProfessionalsTotal
201020,15711,67573032,562
201120,78211,82471433,320
201220,65311,66864032,961
201321,99011,40752033,917
201422,41110,89648433,791
201523,24910,38248134,112
201624,09710,58051235,189
201725,32310,45551936,297
201826,55310,58553937,677
201927,05410,70749438,255


See the report E22: Fall Headcount: Trends in Race Ethnicity for definitions and additiional student levels.

Annualized Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Enrollment
YearUndergraduateGraduateFirst ProfessionalTotal
131420,4566,40347927,337
141521,0106,29344527,749
151621,7356,07844728,261
161722,6516,25347329,377
171823,7276,28948430,500
Total Undergraduate Enrollment by Locality, 2019
# of Students By Origin
0 Students
0 Students1 to 1011 to 4950 to 99100 to 249250 to 499500 to 9991,000 to 2,4992,500 to 4,9995,000 and above



Degrees Awarded

STEMH - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Health Professions
Retention and Graduation


78% of all students entering in 2009-10 either graduated within an Extended Time-to-Completion or were continuing their enrollment in the final year of observation. These Student Success Index results are based on students completing at any Virginia institution.




Graduation Rates within Six Years
Students Entering Institution in Fall and Spring of 2011-12 and completing at this institution.
Gender: All, Race/Ethnicity Status: All

Six-year institutional graduation rates compared to sector rates and the minimum and maximum values of the rates for Virginia institutions.
FTIC = First-Time in College.
Comparisons are to institutions at the same degree-level.

FTIC (All)
Overall Publics:  71%
Overall Privates:  42%

FTIC, In-State
Overall Publics:  70%
Overall Privates:  47%

FTIC, In-State, Direct from High School
Overall Publics:  72%
Overall Privates:  51%

FTIC with No Financial Aid
Overall Publics:  65%
Overall Privates:  40%

FTIC with Pell
Overall Publics:  56%
Overall Privates:  26%

FTIC, Family Income $0 - $49,999
Overall Publics:  56%
Overall Privates:  25%
FTIC, Family Income $50,000 - $99,999
Overall Publics:  68%
Overall Privates:  50%

FTIC, Family Income $100,000 - $149,999
Overall Publics:  75%
Overall Privates:  60%

FTIC, Family Income $150,000 and Greater
Overall Publics:  80%
Overall Privates:  65%

FTIC, Family Income Not Reported
Overall Publics:  76%
Overall Privates:  51%

FTIC, Students earning 60 credits or Greater in First Two Years
Overall Publics:  78%
Overall Privates:  61%

Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 are excluded from reporting.
Student Transfer


Students Transferring into George Mason University
in Fall and Spring of the Designated Year to the institutions below.

*Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 will not display a graduation rate.
Transfer Enrollment
Average # New Transfers (2012-13 to 2015-16)Average # NewTransfers (2012-13 to 2015-16) Graduation RateAverage # New Transfers (2015-16 to 2018-19)
Blue Ridge Community College6 6
Central Virginia Community College2 2
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College0 0
Danville Community College1 1
Eastern Shore Community College0 0
Germanna Community College56 62%45
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College12 52%8
John Tyler Community College8 7
Lord Fairfax Community College69 65%44
Mountain Empire Community College0 0
New River Community College3 2
Northern Virginia Community College2,582 70%2,064
Patrick Henry Community College2 1
Paul D Camp Community College1 0
Piedmont Virginia Community College8 6
Rappahannock Community College3 2
Richard Bland College4 3
Southside Virginia Community College1 0
Southwest Virginia Community College0 0
Thomas Nelson Community College12 69%11
Tidewater Community College39 65%31
Total Public Two-Year Institutions2,821 69%2,240
Virginia Community College System2,817 69%2,237
Virginia Highlands Community College1 1
Virginia Western Community College6 2
Wytheville Community College1 0

*Starting cohorts of fewer than 10 will not display a graduation rate.
Student Debt




Debt of 2017-18 Graduates, Total Loans
Total GraduatesTotal BorrowersTotal Borrowing
Degree Level#% of All Graduates#% of All BorrowersAmount% of Total
Bachelors5,54530%3,30436%$117,051,41533%
Graduate3,19417%1,08812%$44,755,87413%
First Professional1351%921%$8,663,9762%
Total8,87448%4,48449%$170,471,26549%



Note:
  • Associates: Includes graduates who received Bachelor's Credit and Occupational/Techincal Credit Associate degrees.
  • Bachelors: Includes graduates who received Four- and Five-Year Bachelor's degrees.
  • Graduate: Includes graduates who received Graduate Master's and Doctorate degrees.

Four-Year Bachelor's Degree
Debt of Recent Graduates, Recent Trend
YearBorrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2013-143,01361%$ 13,914$ 24,236$ 25,525$ 31,473
2014-152,98160%$ 14,015$ 24,748$ 26,325$ 32,575
2015-163,03559%$ 14,846$ 24,772$ 27,758$ 33,814
2016-173,13659%$ 14,844$ 25,320$ 28,314$ 34,632
2017-183,29859%$ 14,871$ 24,743$ 28,526$ 35,250


Student borrowing at graduation, excludes PLUS loans, in five-year rollups. Includes all known institutionally-processed
borrowing occuring at all public and nonprofit institutions in Virginia. Debt accrued outside Virginia in prior postsecondary activity
is not available.



Post-Completion Wages of Graduates



Graduates' Wages in 2018, 18 Months after Graduation
DegreeGraduates (n)Grads. w/FT Wages (%)AverageMedian
Note: All wage and enrollment data are limited to those graduates working and attending school in Virginia.
Four-Year Bachelor's Degree5,31256.7%$ 43,621$ 41,402
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate61854.2%$ 61,413$ 60,467
First Professional Degree15232.2%$ 76,284$ 67,200
Master's Degree2,75850.4%$ 72,432$ 64,089
Doctor's Degree28335.0%$ 80,759$ 79,269
Total0


Graduates' Wages in 2018, Five Years after Graduation
DegreeGraduates (n)Grads. w/FT Wages (%)AverageMedian
Note: All wage and enrollment data are limited to those graduates working and attending school in Virginia.
Four-Year Bachelor's Degree4,92050.1%$ 65,018$ 60,407
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate54945.9%$ 80,984$ 70,144
First Professional Degree26124.1%$ 103,006$ 95,894
Master's Degree2,98043.8%$ 87,273$ 72,788
Doctor's Degree23928.5%$ 99,972$ 91,628
Total8,94946.4%$ 74,136$ 66,508


Tuition and Fees


Virgina Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2018-19
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$9,060$3,504$11,705$24,269
General Graduate$12,144$3,504$$15,648
First Professional - Law$22,701$2,653$$25,354


Non-Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2018-19
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$32,520$3,504$11,705$47,729
General Graduate$33,456$3,504$$36,960
First Professional - Law$38,087$2,653$$40,740
  • Charges represent the weighted average double occupancy room charge and the maximum weekly meal plan offered, not necessarily the plan used by most students.




These tabs represent a concise overview of the data available at this site.
Additional detailed information may be found through the links below:


Trends in First-year Retention
Trends in Graduation Rates (Federal Equivalent)


Graduation Rate Profile - Student Subcohorts

Student Debt Profile

Post-Completion Wages of Graduates


Notes/Definitions

Debt: All debt figures refer to education-related debt processed through institutions. i.e. student loans. Unless specified as PLUS loans for undergraduates, the student debt refers to loans taken out by the student, not by parents or relatives. Further, reported student debt calculations are based on graduates who borrowed only. This is why we report the percentage of students/graduates wth debt.

 

Sample Budgets: These estimates are from the Living Wage project at MIT and are based on the estimated cost of a single adult living in Virginia. Tax and FICA withholding estimates based on a single, unmarried filer.

Limits on the Display of Data

The most important limit to understand is that these short-term measures of outcomes are not meaningful for evaluating the effectiveness of institutions or programs. These are not measures of employment rates, nor they comparable to the so-called Gainful Employment metrics produced by the US Department of Education. These measure are meant to inform readers of the outcomes of graduates in the near-term following degree completion and represent individual behavior and local economies more than any other factor.

In order to protect confidentiality and to accommodate both the many small programs in the Commonwealth and the limits of the available data, these reports will display program-level data only under the following conditions:

1. Single-year data will not be reported at the level of institution, degree, and program, only rolling five-year aggregates. For example, graduates of 2005-06 will be reported with those of 2004-05, 2003-04, 2002-03, and 2001-02.

2. The number of wage-reported graduates must be equal to or greater than 15 with full-time wage equivalent (FTWE) reported wages.

3. At least 30% of the cohort of graduates must have been matched and reported with full-time wage equivalent (FTWE) reported wages, or 20% with a minimum of 200 graduates.

4. The current definition of FTWE is at least three quarters of wages must be reported for each year.

5. Wages and earnings are not adjusted for inflation.

The wage data included in these reports represent only the following individuals:
1. Graduates successfully matched to the Unemployment Insurance Wage records collected by the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC).
2. Graduates employed in Virginia by an entity that reports to the VEC. This excludes federal employees, including those within the Department of Defense.

What employers are subject to the Unemployment Tax and must be registered and file with the Virginia Employment Commission? They must have met one of the following criteria:

  • One or more employees (ten employees if your operation is agricultural) for some portion of a day during any 20 different weeks in a calendar year
  • A $1,500 or more total gross quarterly payroll ($20,000 if your business is agricultural; $1,000 if domestic labor)
  • Acquired a business subject to this tax
  • Been subject to the Federal Unemployment Tax
  • A governmental operation or political subdivision
  • A nonprofit organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and had four or more employees for some portion of a day during any 20 different weeks in a calendar year

Source
These criteria mean that individuals working as consultants, independent contractors (including many psychologists, counselors, barbers, cosmetologists, IT workers, and P-14 wage employees of the Commonwealth) may be excluded, as are a list of others that may be found here.


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