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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Samantha Oester

Graduate student Samantha Oester says she took about 800 pictures on the first day of her study-abroad trip to Antarctica. The environmental science and policy major was part of a group of Mason students who traveled on and lived aboard the research vessel Ortelius, observing and sometimes aiding the research group Oceanities with their work […]

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