Economic Impact on the Community

Mason is an economic powerhouse. A recent study showed that in fiscal year 2005, the university contributed $1.6 billion to the economy. Northern Virginia received the largest share – almost $600 million and more than 4,500 jobs.

The combination of jobs and spending and investment by staff, students, and visitors to the university has made Mason a significant economic force in the region and beyond. But the university does much more than simply generate revenue.

Partnerships with businesses and local government, the education community, community health initiatives, and the Arts shows Mason’s commitment extends far beyond the number of diplomas conferred each year.
These vibrant collaborations makes George Mason University not just an economic force, but a leader and partner in the community.

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Keil Eggers, Mason Spirit feature story, "You've Come a Long Way, Baby."

Lana Zonjic

Mason sophomore Lana Zonjic says there aren’t any college campuses in Croatia where she is from, so she had to rely on movies and what people said to learn about them. When she got to Mason where she plays on the women’s volleyball team, she says her coaches and teammates helped her adjust to college […]

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