George Mason University

Return on Investment

Our goal is to enable all of our graduates to pursue meaningful lives and successful careers. Our definition of a successful graduate is one who is a well-rounded scholar, an engaged citizen in the community and the world, and has the necessary skill set to compete in the workplace.

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More than half of Mason’s 170,000 alumni live and work in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, providing new graduates a diverse and extensive professional network.

The Value of a Mason Education

More than 75 percent of Mason students have a post-graduate plan within six months of graduation (employment, graduate school, military service, or volunteering). Mason is recognized for providing the highest quality education at an affordable price. This past year alone, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine ranked Mason as one of the Top 100 Best Values in Public College on its national list, and Forbes magazine and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity ranked Mason number 68 among the Top 100 of “America’s Best College Buys.”

In addition, Virginia’s State Council of Higher Education placed Mason at the top of the list of Virginia schools for highest average starting salary of its recent graduates.