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George Mason University


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

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GMU had 1701 Post-911 GI Bill recipents enrolled in 2012, at all sites.

25 Most Popular Degrees Awarded 2020-21
Accounting, Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General, Biomedical Sciences, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Business/Commerce, General, Communication, General, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Elementary Education and Teaching, Exercise Science and Kinesiology., Graphic Design, History, General, Information Technology, Legal Assistant/Paralegal, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Political Science and Government, General, Pre-Law Studies, Psychology, General, Psychology, General, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Religion/Religious Studies, Social Work, Special Education and Teaching, General.


SCHEV 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 particular merit or value in the SAT, it merely highlights institutional differences in distributions and mean averages.
Admission Summary, 2020-21 First-Time in College
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate
In-State12,74011,24988%2,88926%1,49112%
Out-of-State8,7237,97191%89511%7529%


SAT Scores by Domicile Status for First-Time in College Students, 2020-21
Reading/VerbalMath
DomicileNLow ScoreAverageHighestLowest ScoreAverageHighest Score
In-State2,042380603800380598800
Out-of-State402340599770340594780




Admission Summary, 2020-21 Graduate
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate
In-State4,9904,37988%3,21873%61112%
Out-of-State6,5374,78773%1,77537%1,75027%


Admission Summary, 2020-21 First Professional
DomicileAppliedAcceptedAcceptance RateEnrolledYield RateRejectedRejection Rate
In-State41911427%5044%30573%
Out-of-State1,46332822%9730%1,13578%
Enrollment





Fall Headcount Enrollment
Fall TermUndergraduatesGraduate StudentsTotal First ProfessionalsTotal
Fall 2011 20,72011,88671433,320
Fall 2012 20,60211,71964032,961
Fall 2013 21,93311,46452033,917
Fall 2014 22,34210,96548433,791
Fall 2015 23,18010,45148134,112
Fall 2016 24,00910,66851235,189
Fall 2017 25,24810,53051936,297
Fall 2018 26,49110,64753937,677
Fall 2019 26,98310,77849438,255
Fall 2020 27,52811,01748739,032


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, 2020
# 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


74% 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:  70%
Overall Privates:  39%

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 (2014-15 to 2017-18)Average # NewTransfers (2014-15 to 2017-18) Graduation RateAverage # New Transfers (2017-18 to 2020-21)
Blue Ridge Community College8 9
Central Virginia Community College4 5
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College0 0
Danville Community College1 2
Eastern Shore Community College1 1
Germanna Community College67 57%75
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College11 50%13
John Tyler Community College9 11
Lord Fairfax Community College65 64%75
Mountain Empire Community College1 0
New River Community College4 6
Northern Virginia Community College2,931 64%3,175
Patrick & Henry Community College2 2
Paul D Camp Community College0 0
Piedmont Virginia Community College11 51%13
Rappahannock Community College3 3
Richard Bland College5 5
Southside Virginia Community College1 1
Southwest Virginia Community College1 1
Thomas Nelson Community College14 76%16
Tidewater Community College40 60%34
Total Public Two-Year Institutions3,188 63%3,459
Virginia Community College System3,183 63%3,454
Virginia Highlands Community College1 1
Virginia Western Community College5 9
Wytheville Community College0 0

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




Debt of 2018-19 Graduates, Total Loans
Total GraduatesTotal BorrowersTotal Borrowing
Degree Level#% of All Graduates#% of All BorrowersAmount% of Total
Bachelors11,46841%6,77448%$243,734,59445%
Graduate6,52423%2,28616%$95,222,59218%
First Professional3461%2041%$14,723,7503%
Total18,33865%9,26466%$353,680,93566%



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
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
2018-193,38359%$ 14,612$ 24,737$ 29,369$ 36,099


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, 2021-22
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$9,510$3,609$12,630$25,749
General Graduate$13,035$3,609$$16,644
First Professional - Law$23,142$2,733$$25,875


Non-Resident Tuition and Fees, General, 2021-22
Student LevelTuition & Mandatory E&G FeesMandatory Non-E&GAverage Room & Board (1)Total
General Undergraduate$32,970$3,609$12,630$49,209
General Graduate$34,347$3,609$$37,956
First Professional - Law$38,528$2,733$$41,261
  • 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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