public universities

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.