state funding

Letter to the Editor: Mason to lobby for greater funding

On Thursday, January 30, 2014, more than one hundred members of the George Mason community will travel down to the state capitol in Richmond, Virginia, for Mason Lobbies 2014. Mason Lobbies is a day of advocacy where students, faculty, staff, alumni, and administration join together to collectively advocate for Mason as “One Institution with One Voice.” The initiative was started last year with the goal of demonstrating the important investment that is George Mason University.

Editor’s Blog: Restrictions on out-of-state enrollment create space by increasing cost

For the past few years, a group of Virginia state legislators have repeatedly attempted to restrict out-of-state enrollment in the Commonwealth’s public universities.

Editor’s Blog: Aligning Mason’s vision with Virginia’s goals

In a blog post last week, President Ángel Cabrera wrote about the changing relationship between public universities and the states that finance them. Cabrera presents some figures that show declining state support for universities who have had to find sources of revenue to make up the difference.

Virginia higher education system plays major role in state economy

According to a new study, every dollar spent by Virginia public higher education institutions is associated with an additional $1.29 in state revenue and adds $17.40 to the state gross domestic product.

The study, released by the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, was created for the Virginia Business Higher Education Council.

Shrinking support raises questions about higher education funding priorities in Virginia

Compared to older state universities, Mason receives the least funding per-student than any other public doctoral institution in Virginia. As less and less of Mason’s budget is supported by state funds, questions are raised about how the Commonwealth supports higher education.