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IPEDS ID: 232186
OPE ID: 00374900
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George Mason University
4400 University Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444
General information:  (703) 993-1000
Website:  www2.gmu.edu/
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  38,541 (27,104 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Admissionswww2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid
Apply Onlinewww2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/apply-now
Financial Aidwww2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid
Net Price Calculatorgmu.studentaidcalculator.com/survey.aspx
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteransregistrar.gmu.edu/students/certifications/veterans/
Disability Servicesds.gmu.edu/
Athletic Graduation Ratesoiep.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/NCAA_Student_Athlete-Federal-Graduation-Rate-Report_2013_Cohort.pdf
Mission Statement
  A public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia in the National Capitol Region, we are an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
5%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2020Full timePart time
Total faculty1,6081,323
Instructional1,3991,294
Research and public service20929
Total graduate assistants-1,469
Instructional-846
Research-623
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
Tuition and fees
In-state$12,462$12,564$13,014$13,1190.8%
Out-of-state$35,922$36,024$37,410$36,579-2.2%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,278$1,278$1,3142.8%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,426$11,946$12,090$12,6304.5%
Other$4,196$3,378$3,596$3,6060.3%
Off Campus
Room and board$12,426$12,264$12,786$13,2683.8%
Other$5,780$6,318$6,572$7,56215.1%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,544$4,422$4,670$4,6700.0%
Total Expenses2018-20192019-20202020-20212021-2022% change 2020-2021 to 2021-2022
In-state
On Campus$30,284$29,166$29,978$30,6692.3%
Off Campus$31,868$32,424$33,650$35,2634.8%
Off Campus with Family$18,206$18,264$18,962$19,1030.7%
Out-of-state
On Campus$53,744$52,626$54,374$54,129-0.5%
Off Campus$55,328$55,884$58,046$58,7231.2%
Off Campus with Family$41,666$41,724$43,358$42,563-1.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2021-2022
In-state tuition$13,035
In-state fees$3,609
Out-of-state tuition$34,347
Out-of-state fees$3,609
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Mason does not have an Institutional Prepaid Tuition Plan; however, the Commonwealth of Virginia has a Prepaid Education Program which allows families to prepay the cost of tuition and mandatory student fees. The plan is at https://www.virginia529.com.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2019-2020
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,76175%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,31462%$22,926,441$9,908
Federal grants1,23433%$6,380,325$5,170
Pell grants1,06529%$5,387,232$5,058
Other federal grants95426%$993,093$1,041
State/local government grant or scholarships1,37437%$4,885,516$3,556
Institutional grants or scholarships1,25634%$11,660,600$9,284
Student loan aid1,72747%$13,729,460$7,950
Federal student loans1,67445%$8,675,502$5,182
Other student loans2958%$5,053,958$17,132
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid115,700$123,059,221$7,838
Pell grants7,887$36,986,644$4,690
Federal student loans10,862$72,664,482$6,690
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2017-20182018-20192019-2020
Average net price$19,064$20,157$18,285
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2017-20182018-20192019-2020
$0 – $30,000$15,428$16,204$14,781
$30,001 – $48,000$16,514$17,060$15,979
$48,001 – $75,000$19,627$20,468$19,066
$75,001 – $110,000$22,604$23,266$22,013
$110,001 and more$24,877$25,480$24,730
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2020
Total enrollment38,541
Undergraduate enrollment27,104
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,772
Graduate enrollment11,437
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 80%
Part-time: 20%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 22%
Black or African American: 11%
Hispanic/Latino: 16%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 37%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 81%
25 and over: 19%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 81%
Out-of-state: 15%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 3%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2019.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 39%
Part-time: 61%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 73%
Enrolled in some distance education: 26%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 1%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 64%
Enrolled in some distance education: 23%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 13%
Undergraduate application fee (2021-2022): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2020
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants21,1989,28211,916
Percent admitted89%87%91%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%22%16%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2020 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT2,43468%
ACT2527%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing560650
SAT Math540650
ACT Composite2430
ACT English2332
ACT Math2328
  • Applicants may apply without SAT/ACT standardized test scores under the Score Optional program. For students who choose to send SAT/ACT test scores, George Mason University uses self-reported SAT/ACT test scores throughout the initial admissions process.
  • George Mason University has an admission option that allows students who feel their SAT/ACT scores do not adequately reflect their level of academic achievement or performance potential to request to have their admissions decision made without considering their test scores.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 86%
Part-time students: 75%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2019 and Returned in Fall 2020
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 51 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2020.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 72%
Transfer-out rate: 15%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 47%
6-year: 70%
8-year: 72%
[Began in Fall 2014]
4-year: 48%
6-year: 72%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2012 or Fall 2014
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 66%
Female: 77%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 40%
Asian: 76%
Black or African American: 69%
Hispanic/Latino: 72%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 57%
White: 71%
Two or more races: 65%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 77%
Non-resident alien: 73%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 72%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 70%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 73%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 63%
Enrolled at same institution: 6%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 67%
Enrolled at same institution: 8%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 82%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 82%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 10%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 82%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 11%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2012-13
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 60%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 65%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 19%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 59%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2020-2021
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramPostgraduate
Certificate
BachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Latin American Studies-0--
Near and Middle Eastern Studies--3-
Russian Studies-3--
Women's Studies3---
Category total333-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry---2
Bioinformatics0d-1-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General3230237-
Biomedical Sciences, General50d---
Biometry/Biometrics--13d13
Biostatistics--2-
Conservation Biology1---
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other6d-15d1
Neurobiology and Anatomy---1
Neuroscience-70-3
Category total89d37268d20
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting123457d-
Accounting and Finance4d---
Accounting and Related Services, Other11---
Actuarial Science0---
Auditing36d---
Business Administration and Management, General10255d97d-
Business/Commerce, General-24d31-
Finance, General-160--
Management Information Systems, General0---
Management Science68d---
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other-403--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-133--
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management7---
Organizational Behavior Studies--17-
Project Management--15d-
Real Estate--11-
Tourism and Travel Services Management-41d--
Category total137d1,250d228d-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Health Communication---8
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-15819-
Technical and Scientific Communication0---
Category total0158198
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects-96d1-
Category total-96d1-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General131491d9
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance0-10-
Computer Science-23--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications0-13d-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration10d-222d-
Information Science/Studies0-8-
Information Technology3390d5610
Category total14d727d400d19
Education
Administration of Special Education0---
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching2---
Art Teacher Education--6-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services2-42-
Curriculum and Instruction71-422-
Drama and Dance Teacher Education1---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-3--
Education, General---27
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism38d---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness0---
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented0d---
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement0---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General23d-122-
Educational/Instructional Technology64-0d-
Foreign Language Teacher Education6---
Health Teacher Education-64--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration0-20-
International School Administration/Leadership0d---
International Teaching and Learning0d---
Music Teacher Education3---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-147-
Reading Teacher Education10---
Special Education and Teaching, General33-326d-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other---0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor45d---
Category total298d81945d27
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-4461
Civil Engineering, General-73297
Computer Engineering, General-4021-
Computer Software Engineering2-32-
Construction Engineering--1-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-71266
Engineering, General0---
Industrial Engineering--12-
Mechanical Engineering-86--
Operations Research1---
Systems Engineering0d2420d3
Telecommunications Engineering2d---
Category total5d338147d17
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-2322-
English Language and Literature, General-81--
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)--24-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing3---
Rhetoric and Composition---3
Category total3104463
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Developmental Services Worker0d---
Human Development and Family Studies, General-17--
Category total0d17--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-267-
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other0d---
Linguistics---4
Category total0d2674
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-1311-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-14--
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist2-19-
Community Health and Preventive Medicine-195--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other0128d--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--61d-
International Public Health/International Health--2-
Medical Informatics11d-51d-
Nursing Education1---
Nursing Practice---33
Nursing Science---3
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing8---
Public Health, General15-51-
Public Health, Other---3
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse018042-
Rehabilitation Science-25--
Category total37d555d237d39
History
History, General-76299
History, Other7d---
Category total7d76299
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration--64
Criminal Justice/Police Science-361--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies--26-
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management5d---
Critical Infrastructure Protection-840-
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism3-28-
Forensic Science and Technology33642-
Terrorism and Counterterrorism Operations5---
Category total16d4811024
Legal Professions and Studies
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law--7d-
Intellectual Property Law--2-
Law---158
Legal Professions and Studies, Other--15d-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other--2d-
Programs for Foreign Lawyers--41d-
Category total--67d158
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-44--
Humanities/Humanistic Studies---5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-223--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-90--
Category total-357-5
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, Other0---
Mathematical Statistics and Probability---3
Mathematics, General-4876
Statistics, General31516-
Category total363239
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences---7
Cognitive Science, General1---
Computational Science4---
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis1---
Dispute Resolution--0-
Gerontology3---
Holocaust and Related Studies2---
International/Globalization Studies--37-
Mathematics and Computer Science031d55
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0-15-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution14671d11
Science, Technology and Society3--9
Sustainability Studies133--
Category total16110d128d32
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-31147
Category total-31147
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology-8217-
Physical Fitness Technician0d---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management00d14-
Category total0d82d31-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy-177-
Religion/Religious Studies-3--
Category total-207-
Physical Sciences
Astronomy-1--
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General-532
Chemistry, General-331-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other---6
Geology/Earth Science, General-94-
Physical Sciences, Other-0--
Physics, General-2172
Category total-691510
Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis170d---
Applied Psychology4---
Educational Psychology--15-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology--25d-
Psychology, General-364d6720
School Psychology9---
Category total183d364d107d20
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Education Policy Analysis1---
Health Policy Analysis0-3-
Public Administration43281-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other1-7-
Public Policy Analysis, General--7113
Social Work-4979d-
Category total681241d13
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General-3010-
Economics, General-11568d18
Geographic Information Science and Cartography2-1-
Geography919d4-
International Relations and Affairs-17419d-
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other--57-
National Security Policy Studies3---
Political Science and Government, General--73
Political Science and Government, Other-205--
Sociology, General-2165
Category total14564d172d26
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-57-
Art/Art Studies, General8---
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-47--
Dance, General-15--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-36--
Fine and Studio Arts Management--30-
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other--0-
Graphic Design--1-
Music Performance, General-48--
Music, General--26-
Music, Other---9
Visual and Performing Arts, General-1016-
Visual and Performing Arts, Other1---
Category total9252709
Grand total8406,2773,107439
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2019-2020
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 1170
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 438
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 47
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 15
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $11,524
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $10,745
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,455
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,850
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 82%
Part-time students: 77%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2019-2020 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I without footballMenWomen
All Track Combined128127
Baseball35
Basketball1515
Golf10
Lacrosse28
Rowing52
Soccer2924
Softball25
Swimming and Diving2725
Tennis149
Volleyball1817
Wrestling28
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1972)12/13/2022
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in DieteticsPreaccredited since (04/11/2022)04/11/2026
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schoolsAccredited since (01/01/1980)08/31/2023
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programsAccredited since (05/15/1987)12/31/2021
 No Longer Recognized  Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administrationAccredited since (11/09/2009)12/31/2019
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levelsAccredited since (04/11/2012)12/31/2024
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (10/09/2004)12/31/2024
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (10/09/2004)12/31/2024
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English LanguageAccredited since (12/01/2003)04/30/2029
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public healthAccredited since (06/08/2013)12/31/2025
 No Longer Recognized  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schoolsAccredited since (09/01/1973)05/07/2014
Internship/Residency
Accreditor / Program / DepartmentStatusNext Review Date
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs George Mason University Counseling and Psychological ServicesAccredited since (12/15/2009)12/31/2021
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/147581.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape13156
d. Fondling253
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape010
g. Robbery110
h. Aggravated assault020
i. Burglary152
j. Motor vehicle theft001
k. Arson100
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence500
b. Dating violence1174
c. Stalking584622
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.141
b. Drug abuse violations135475
c. Liquor law violations63163
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations1079322
c. Liquor law violations32319285
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201820192020
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape12146
d. Fondling113
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape010
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault010
i. Burglary022
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson100
VAWA Offenses201820192020
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence643
c. Stalking1364
Arrests201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations62221
c. Liquor law violations2972
Disciplinary Actions201820192020
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations70555
c. Liquor law violations22916172
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201820172016
Default rate2.5%2.6%2.1%
Number in default157150121
Number in repayment6,0895,6915,725
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)