The Student Achievement Measure is supported by six sponsoring associations, working together to provide a more comprehensive and accurate picture of student progress and completion as students move across institutions and state boundaries.

George Mason University

George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., George Mason enrolls more than 35,000 students from 134 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its renowned faculty, innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity, and commitment to accessibility. Over half of Mason's students are from underrepresented groups with no disparity in degree outcomes. Mason is a place where we work across cultures, bringing new perspectives and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems and preparing our students to navigate in the world. When it comes to return on investment, Mason is also one of the best values in higher education.
First-Time Full-Time

First-Time Full-Time Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 2,577

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70%
10%
6%
3%
11%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
65%
8%
12%
6%
9%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
47%
5%
32%
8%
8%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at George Mason University in the Fall of 2010. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from George Mason University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at George Mason University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at George Mason University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at George Mason University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

George Mason University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - First-Time Full-Time

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from George Mason University 0% 0% 2% 47% 65% 70%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from George Mason University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from George Mason University 0% 0% 2% 47% 65% 70%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 7% 9%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 5% 8% 10%
Enrolled at George Mason University 97% 87% 78% 32% 12% 6%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 8% 6% 4% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 4% 2% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 8% 12% 8% 6% 3%
Current Status Unknown 3% 5% 7% 8% 9% 11%

Pell Grant Recipients Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 651

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69%
9%
5%
3%
14%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
63%
7%
13%
6%
11%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
41%
4%
37%
9%
9%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at George Mason University in the Fall of 2010. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from George Mason University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at George Mason University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at George Mason University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at George Mason University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

George Mason University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from George Mason University 0% 0% 2% 41% 63% 69%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from George Mason University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from George Mason University 0% 0% 2% 41% 63% 69%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 6% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 4% 7% 9%
Enrolled at George Mason University 99% 89% 80% 37% 13% 5%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 7% 6% 4% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 4% 4% 3% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 8% 11% 9% 6% 3%
Current Status Unknown 1% 3% 7% 9% 11% 14%

Students receiving veteran’s benefits Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 121

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65%
8%
8%
5%
14%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
63%
7%
11%
9%
10%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
46%
5%
31%
8%
10%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at George Mason University in the Fall of 2010. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from George Mason University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at George Mason University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at George Mason University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at George Mason University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

George Mason University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from George Mason University 0% 0% 1% 46% 63% 65%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from George Mason University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from George Mason University 0% 0% 1% 46% 63% 65%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 5% 7% 8%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 0% 5% 7% 8%
Enrolled at George Mason University 95% 88% 78% 31% 11% 8%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 5% 8% 5% 5% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 2% 4% 3% 4% 2%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 7% 12% 8% 9% 5%
Current Status Unknown 5% 5% 9% 10% 10% 14%

Students of Color Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 995

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72%
8%
7%
3%
10%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
65%
5%
15%
6%
9%
WITHIN 5 YEARS
42%
3%
42%
7%
6%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at George Mason University in the Fall of 2010. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from George Mason University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at George Mason University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at George Mason University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at George Mason University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

George Mason University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
 
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
WITHIN 5 YEARS
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from George Mason University 0% 0% 2% 42% 65% 72%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from George Mason University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from George Mason University 0% 0% 2% 42% 65% 72%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 0% 3% 5% 7%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 5% 8%
Enrolled at George Mason University 98% 90% 83% 42% 15% 7%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 4% 6% 4% 4% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 3% 3% 3% 2% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 7% 9% 7% 6% 3%
Current Status Unknown 2% 3% 5% 6% 9% 10%
Full-Time Transfer

Full-Time Transfer Students Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 1,737

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79%
5%
2%
3%
11%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
75%
3%
9%
4%
9%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
33%
1%
54%
4%
8%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at George Mason University in the Fall of 2010. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from George Mason University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at George Mason University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at George Mason University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at George Mason University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

George Mason University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Full-Time Transfer

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from George Mason University 4% 33% 62% 75% 78% 79%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from George Mason University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from George Mason University 4% 33% 62% 75% 78% 79%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 3% 4%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 5% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 5% 1% 2% 3% 4% 5%
Enrolled at George Mason University 86% 54% 23% 9% 5% 2%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 4% 3% 2% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 4% 5% 4% 3% 3%
Current Status Unknown 5% 8% 8% 9% 10% 11%

Students receiving veteran’s benefits Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 138

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82%
6%
3%
1%
8%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
78%
3%
6%
4%
9%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
37%
2%
50%
4%
7%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at George Mason University in the Fall of 2010. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from George Mason University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at George Mason University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at George Mason University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at George Mason University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

George Mason University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from George Mason University 7% 37% 66% 78% 80% 82%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from George Mason University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from George Mason University 7% 37% 66% 78% 80% 82%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 3% 4% 5%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 7% 2% 2% 0% 1% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 7% 2% 3% 3% 5% 6%
Enrolled at George Mason University 83% 50% 20% 6% 4% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 5% 2% 2% 0%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 1% 2% 2% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 4% 7% 4% 3% 1%
Current Status Unknown 3% 7% 4% 9% 8% 8%

Pell Grant Recipients Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 592

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79%
4%
3%
3%
11%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
74%
4%
10%
3%
9%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
29%
1%
59%
3%
8%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at George Mason University in the Fall of 2010. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from George Mason University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at George Mason University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at George Mason University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at George Mason University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

George Mason University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from George Mason University 1% 29% 61% 74% 77% 79%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from George Mason University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from George Mason University 1% 29% 61% 74% 77% 79%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 3% 3%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 6% 1% 1% 2% 2% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 6% 1% 2% 4% 5% 4%
Enrolled at George Mason University 93% 59% 26% 10% 5% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 3% 2% 2% 3%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 3% 4% 3% 3% 3%
Current Status Unknown 0% 8% 7% 9% 10% 11%

Students of Color Starting Fall 2010

Number of students: 663

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79%
4%
3%
3%
11%
WITHIN 6 YEARS
73%
4%
12%
5%
6%
WITHIN 4 YEARS
29%
1%
60%
4%
6%
WITHIN 2 YEARS
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Graduated: Reporting institution
Transferred & Graduated: Other Institution
Enrolled: Reporting institution
Transferred & Enrolled: Other Institution
Current Status Unknown

The SAM Full-time Bachelor's Degree model tracks a group of students who started a bachelor's degree program at George Mason University in the Fall of 2010. The students' progress toward a degree is reported within 4, 5, and 6 years. The same group of students is included in the results for every year.

The sections of the SAM chart represent the proportion of students in the original group with the following five outcomes.

  • Students who started at and graduated from George Mason University are represented by the darker purple bar with the solid black bar underneath (). (This section of the chart Within 6 Years is approximately the same as the federal graduation rate, but it may differ slightly for each institution.)
  • Students who started at George Mason University and then transferred to and graduated from another institution are represented by the lighter purple bar with the white stripe underneath ()
  • Students who started at and are still enrolled at George Mason University are represented by the darker aqua bar with two white stripes underneath ().
  • Students who started at George Mason University and then transferred to and are still enrolled at another institution are represented by the lighter aqua bar with the bottom white stripe ().
  • Students from the original group whose status is unknown are represented by the green bar with the top white stripe (). These students may have graduated or still be enrolled somewhere, but their status could not be determined conclusively.

George Mason University | Bachelor's Seeking Model - Additional

OUTCOMES FOR STUDENT STARTING AT
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY IN FALL 2010 BY SUMMER 2016
 
2010-11
WITHIN 2 YEARS
2011-12
 
2012-13
WITHIN 4 YEARS
2013-14
 
2014-15
WITHIN 6 YEARS
2015-16
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Bachelor's degree from George Mason University 2% 29% 60% 73% 77% 79%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from George Mason University 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
= Total Graduated from George Mason University 2% 29% 60% 73% 77% 79%
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Bachelor's degree from another institution 0% 0% 1% 2% 3% 3%
+ Associate and/or Certificate degree from another institution 6% 1% 2% 2% 2% 1%
= Total Graduated from another institution 6% 1% 3% 4% 5% 4%
Enrolled at George Mason University 89% 60% 28% 12% 6% 3%
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Enrolled at another 4-year institution 0% 3% 3% 4% 2% 2%
+ Enrolled at another 2-year institution 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
= Total Transferred and enrolled
at another institution
0% 4% 4% 5% 3% 3%
Current Status Unknown 3% 6% 5% 6% 9% 11%