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George Mason University

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Specia... (10.0304)
Bachelor's Degree
Enrollment, Awards, Wages, Debt, and Other Outcomes




Computer Game Design
Program Status: Active/Approved to Enroll Students and Confer Degrees
Degree Title: BFA
2010 CIP Code: 100304

Credit HoursProgram Offered
On-Campus:YesYes
Off-Campus:YesYes

Date Progam Approved to Confer Degrees:  12/2009
Date of Last Council Action (mm/yyyy)  03/2009
This program can be completed solely via distance education.
Enrollments and Awards
Academic YearFall HeadcountAnnual FTEDegrees
2018-1933531845
2019-2037335658
2020-2138835396
2021-2238935853
2022-2341838480

Average time-to-completion in yearsAverage credits-to-completionAverage monthly earnings six months after graduation
4.59130$ 2,258

Average time-to-completion in years (transfer students)Average credits-to-completion (transfer students)
4.0894




The table to the right provides the degree award history of each the last five years, disaggregated by state residency. This breakout may may help explain why a relatively low percentage of program completers may appear to be working in Virginia.



Program Graduates by Domicile
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateTotal
2018-1941445
2019-20461258
2020-21811596
2021-2244953
2022-23671380
Five Year Summary27953332
Distribution by Gender and Race/Ethnicity within Five-year Totals,


YearForeign/ InternationalAfrican Am. or Black (NH)Am. Indian/ Native Am. (NH)Asian/ Pacific Islander (NH)HispanicWhite, Caucasian Am. (NH)Multi-Race (NH)Unknown/ Unreported (NH)Total
Sum of the Last 5 Years828140332301994332



Wages Earned in 2020

The table below shows the wage data for the select program and places it in the context of all wages at the same degree level of this institution by graduates with at least three (3) quarters of employment.





Post-Completion Wage Outcomes, Earnings in 2022
Graduation YearGrads (n)Grads w/Wages (n)25th PercentileMedian Wage75th Percentile
2011-12 (10 years)NaN
2013-14 (8 years)5042%$44,754$65,667$90,570
2016-17 (5 years)14942%$45,723$55,251$76,673
2018-19 (3 years)19551%$25,616$44,288$66,849
2020-21 (18 months)46047%$38,545$63,672$100,075



Student Debt of Graduates
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Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2013-14 to 2017-1810156.7%$ 20,344$ 27,704$ 33,152$ 36,850
2014-15 to 2018-1911257.4%$ 20,214$ 27,247$ 34,972$ 42,038
2015-16 to 2019-2012257.8%$ 19,790$ 26,723$ 34,234$ 42,120
2016-17 to 2020-2116559.4%$ 19,298$ 26,652$ 34,962$ 41,955
2017-18 to 2021-2218160.5%$ 19,790$ 26,720$ 35,777$ 42,120
Note: 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.
Number of Borrowers and Known Debt at Graduation, Including Parent-PLUS and Grad-PLUS
Borrowers (n)Borrowers (%)25th PercentileMedianMean75th Percentile
2013-14 to 2017-1810156.7%$ 20,778$ 34,300$ 43,183$ 55,155
2014-15 to 2018-1911257.4%$ 20,438$ 32,968$ 44,893$ 58,267
2015-16 to 2019-2012257.8%$ 20,344$ 33,352$ 46,259$ 57,526
2016-17 to 2020-2116659.7%$ 20,010$ 30,568$ 46,484$ 61,718
2017-18 to 2021-2218361.2%$ 20,286$ 32,158$ 47,377$ 67,790


More Details on Enrollment History.


More Details on Degree Awards History.


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