The Secret’s Out: A Mason education is accessible and affordable


Earning a degree from George Mason University is a wise investment. U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and Kiplinger’s all have recognized Mason as a “best value” in higher education.

We are more affordable than peer universities, and our location in the National Capital Region offers our students job and internship opportunities not available elsewhere. Eighty-seven percent of Mason alumni from the Class of 2020 report they are in positions related to their career goals.

The ability of Mason graduates to land good jobs is one reason why Mason’s student loan default rate (2.6%) is about one-third of the national average (7.1%) for U.S. four-year public universities.

And, according to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, five years after completing their degrees, Mason graduates earn higher salaries than graduates from Virginia’s other public universities.

So Mason students pay less. To earn more.