Graduation Rates in Reasonable Completion Time

For the academic year 2020-2021, 2,112 students out of 2,989 candidates have completed their courses within 150% normal time (i.e. in 6 years for 4-years BS degree) at George Mason University. By gender, 918 male and 1,194 female students graduated the school last year completing their jobs in the period. Its graduation rate is around the average rate when comparing similar colleges (73.93% in average - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
CandidatesCompletersGraduation Rates
Total2,9892,11270.66%
Men1,40591865.34%
Women1,5841,19475.38%

Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

The graduation rate of American Indian or Alaska Native students is 50.00%, rate of Asian students is 73.32%, rate of Black (Non-Hispanic) students is 73.67%, rate of Hispanic students is 69.16%, rate of White students is 70.09%, rate of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander students is 45.45%, rate of Two or More Race students is 65.10%, and rate of Unknown students is 75.27% at George Mason University.
TotalMaleFemale
American Indian or Alaska Native50.00%(4/8) 66.67%(2/3) 40.00%(2/5)
Asian73.32%(338/461) 70.64%(166/235) 76.11%(172/226)
Black (Non-Hispanic)73.67%(249/338) 73.15%(79/108) 73.91%(170/230)
Hispanic69.16%(231/334) 58.55%(89/152) 78.02%(142/182)
White70.09%(1,045/1,491) 65.46%(487/744) 74.70%(558/747)
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander45.45%(5/11) 50.00%(3/6) 40.00%(2/5)
Two or More Race65.10%(125/192) 51.22%(42/82) 75.45%(83/110)
Unknown75.27%(70/93) 73.33%(33/45) 77.08%(37/48)
Graduation Rate By Race/Ethnicity

Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

For BS degrees, 1,481 students completed their courses in 4 years (or 100% normal time) and 500 finished in 5 years (or 125% normal time). An additional 1,612 students graduated within 6 years (or 150% normal time).
Graduation Rate By Completion Time Period

Transfer-out and Retention Rates

The transfer-out rate is calculated by dividing the total number of students who are known to have transferred out of other institutions within 150% of normal time to completion into the total number of students, At George Mason University, the transfer-out rate is 16.13%. Its transfer-out rate is relatively higher than the average rate when comparing similar colleges (14.77% in average - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
Transfer-out and Retention Rates
By definition, the retention rate is the percentage of students who return to a college for their sophomore year. At George Mason University, the retention rate is 87% for full-time students and 66 % for part-time students last year. Its retention rate is around the average rate when comparing similar colleges (88.25% in average - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
Retention Rates at George Mason University

Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate

A non-resident alien student is not a US citizen/green card holder and studies with a student visa, such as an F visa, in the United States. At George Mason University, 45 of 61 non-resident alien students completed their studies and the graduation rate was 73.77%.
Non-Resident Alien Graduation Rate


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