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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:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  35,984 (25,010 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 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 Ratesirr2.gmu.edu/New/N_IRRHome/HEOA/Athletic%20Federal%20Graduation%20Rate%20Report%202010%20Cohort.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: Highest 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
4%
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 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty1,4701,269
Instructional1,3061,245
Research and public service16424
Total graduate assistants-1,300
Instructional-713
Research-587
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 year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees
In-state$10,382$10,952$11,300$11,9245.5%
Out-of-state$29,960$31,598$32,582$34,3705.5%
Books and supplies$1,136$1,150$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,930$11,368$11,678$12,0283.0%
Other$3,622$3,668$3,682$4,07410.6%
Off Campus
Room and board$12,030$12,186$12,186$12,028-1.3%
Other$4,828$4,890$4,908$5,61214.3%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,652$4,712$4,760$4,412-7.3%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
In-state
On Campus$26,070$27,138$27,860$29,2264.9%
Off Campus$28,376$29,178$29,594$30,7644.0%
Off Campus with Family$16,170$16,814$17,260$17,5361.6%
Out-of-state
On Campus$45,648$47,784$49,142$51,6725.1%
Off Campus$47,954$49,824$50,876$53,2104.6%
Off Campus with Family$35,748$37,460$38,542$39,9823.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
In-state tuition$11,228
In-state fees$3,252
Out-of-state tuition$30,932
Out-of-state fees$3,252
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, 2016-2017
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 aid12,37375%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,94661%$16,670,906$8,567
Federal grants87428%$4,138,011$4,735
Pell grants87428%$3,956,736$4,527
Other federal grants37412%$181,275$485
State/local government grant or scholarships1,22739%$4,595,693$3,745
Institutional grants or scholarships89528%$7,937,202$8,868
Student loan aid1,64452%$13,358,101$8,125
Federal student loans1,60350%$8,591,812$5,360
Other student loans2959%$4,766,289$16,157
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid111,69149%$80,691,297$6,902
Pell grants6,76528%$28,583,213$4,225
Federal student loans10,58744%$74,017,413$6,991
  • 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.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$17,316$18,032$18,629
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 Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$14,769$15,089$14,908
$30,001 – $48,000$16,043$15,800$16,093
$48,001 – $75,000$18,487$18,989$19,233
$75,001 – $110,000$21,353$21,584$21,825
$110,001 and more$22,965$23,680$24,223
  • 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 2017
Total enrollment35,984
Undergraduate enrollment25,010
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,734
Graduate enrollment10,974
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 81%
Part-time: 19%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 20%
Black or African American: 11%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 41%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 80%
25 and over: 20%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 79%
Out-of-state: 17%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 3%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 40%
Part-time: 60%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 29%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 69%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 10%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 78%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $70
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants18,9938,52510,468
Percent admitted81%78%84%
Percent admitted who enrolled23%26%20%
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 2017 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT2,45970%
ACT46713%
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 Math540640
ACT Composite2430
ACT English2431
ACT Math2328
  • Mason 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. SAT/ACT Writing scores are not used for admission. Applicants to select programs in the Visual and Performing Arts are required to audition or to submit portfolios of their work
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: 88%
Part-time students: 74%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
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 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 71%
Transfer-out rate: 16%
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 2009]
4-year: 46%
6-year: 69%
8-year: 72%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 49%
6-year: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
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: 65%
Female: 76%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 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: 100%
Asian: 75%
Black or African American: 72%
Hispanic/Latino: 62%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 91%
White: 71%
Two or more races: 68%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 70%
Non-resident alien: 68%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 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 2009-10
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: 20%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 71%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 72%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 28%
Enrolled at same institution: 8%
Enrolled at different institution: 46%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 33%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 67%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 28%
Enrolled at same institution: 8%
Enrolled at different institution: 44%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 79%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 80%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 79%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 56%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 23%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 64%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 55%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 24%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • 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 Studies1---
Near and Middle Eastern Studies-4--
Russian Studies5---
Women's Studies---0
Category total64-0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry--5-
Bioinformatics-0--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other---0
Biology/Biological Sciences, General27616-0
Biomedical Sciences, General-0-82
Biometry/Biometrics-11d54d
Biostatistics-3-1
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other-15d34d
Neurobiology and Anatomy--21
Neuroscience71-3-
Category total34745d1892d
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting25434d-32d
Business Administration and Management, General186123d--
Business/Commerce, General-31--
Finance, General172---
Human Resources Management and Services, Other---9
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other175---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General112---
Organizational Behavior Studies-23--
Project Management-16--
Real Estate-22--
Tourism and Travel Services Management61---
Category total960249d-41d
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects323--
Category total323--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Health Communication--6-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-19--
Category total-196-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General1437691
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-21--
Computer Science24---
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-78d-58d
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration-67--
Information Science/Studies-43-13
Information Technology281d64d1318d
Category total448d349d2290d
Education
Administration of Special Education---2
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching---1
Art Teacher Education-14--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-55-3
Curriculum and Instruction-349d-47d
Education, General--40-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism---55d
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness---1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-123d-18d
Educational/Instructional Technology---38d
Foreign Language Teacher Education---0
Health Teacher Education70---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration---2
Music Teacher Education--2-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1413--
Reading Teacher Education---31
Special Education and Teaching, General-224d-50d
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other--3-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor---22d
Category total84778d45270d
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering36---
Civil Engineering, General80271-
Computer Engineering, General3123--
Computer Software Engineering-34-6
Construction Engineering-3--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering8326101
Engineering, General---4d
Industrial Engineering-16--
Mechanical Engineering7---
Operations Research---1
Systems Engineering5827d84
Category total295156d1916d
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing2125--
English Language and Literature, General107---
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)-35--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing---1
Rhetoric and Composition229-1-
Category total3576011
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies, General5---
Category total5---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General298--
Linguistics--0-
Category total2980-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer14---
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist9---
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist-19-1
Community Health and Preventive Medicine187---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other133--16d
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-19d--
International Public Health/International Health-4--
Medical Informatics-34d--
Nursing Practice--18-
Nursing Science--6-
Public Health, General-42d-3
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse180d33-1
Category total523d151d2421d
History
History, General76368-
History, Other---8d
Category total763688d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-114-
Criminal Justice/Police Science324---
Critical Infrastructure Protection-20--
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism-31--
Forensic Science and Technology2634-10
Category total35096410
Legal Professions and Studies
Law--152-
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-7--
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-6--
Programs for Foreign Lawyers-3--
Category total-16152-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies0d---
Humanities/Humanistic Studies--3-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other193---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies73---
Category total266d-3-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, Other---1
Mathematical Statistics and Probability--1-
Mathematics and Statistics, Other---0
Mathematics, General5397-
Statistics, General-11-1
Category total532082
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences--3-
Cognitive Science---0
Dispute Resolution-14--
Gerontology---0d
International/Global Studies-33--
Mathematics and Computer Science0550
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-23-7
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution4975d135
Science, Technology and Society--52
Sustainability Studies23---
Category total72150d2614d
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science251413-
Category total251413-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science49---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-7--
Category total497--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy114--
Religion/Religious Studies2---
Category total134--
Physical Sciences
Astronomy3---
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General2-3-
Chemistry, General418--
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other--14-
Geology/Earth Science, General100--
Physical Sciences, Other1---
Physics, General1091-
Category total671718-
Psychology
Educational Psychology-15--
Psychology, General34055188
Category total34070188
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Health Policy Analysis-15--
Public Administration37113-6
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other-12-8
Public Policy Analysis, General-88129
Social Work5454--
Category total912821223
Social Sciences
Anthropology226--
Economics, General1585024-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography-10-7
Geography2515-6
International Relations and Affairs16133--
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other-13--
Political Science and Government, General-134-
Political Science and Government, Other174---
Sociology30137-
Category total5701533513
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation143--
Art/Art Studies, General---8
Cinematography and Film/Video Production41---
Dance, General28---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General23---
Fine and Studio Arts Management-31-1
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-13--
Graphic Design-4--
Music Performance, General59---
Music, General-17--
Music, Other--3-
Visual and Performing Arts, General893--
Category total2547139
Grand total5,3122,758435618
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, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 1167
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 499
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 41
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 18
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: $9,959
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $11,421
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,884
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,261
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
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I without footballMenWomen
All Track Combined11896
Baseball34
Basketball1415
Golf9
Lacrosse28
Rowing50
Soccer3332
Softball22
Swimming and Diving2419
Tennis1112
Volleyball1917
Wrestling31
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1972 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1980 - 9/15/2016Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs5/15/1987 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/9/2004 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels10/9/2004 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels4/11/2012 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language12/1/2003 - 9/21/2016Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health6/8/2013 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)10/1/2010 - 3/1/2018Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1993 -  Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
George Mason University Counseling and Psychological Services
12/15/2009 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations305282
Liquor law violations203857
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations152448
Liquor law violations91831
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape111320
Fondling7126
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery022
Aggravated assault122
Burglary101314
Motor vehicle theft120
Arson040
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape81118
Fondling676
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery001
Aggravated assault021
Burglary783
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson010
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • 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.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate2.3%2.0%2.1%
Number in default133122128
Number in repayment5,7726,0325,965
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)