How We Build VALUE

We build partnerships that expand access and create extraordinary value for our students and our community.

Partners & Employers
Students & Families
Faculty & Staff

Partners & Employers

Mason builds partnerships that bring big ideas to life.

Students & Families

At Mason, we are committed to serving the evolving needs of our students.

  • The ADVANCE program is making it easier for community college students to achieve their educational goals.
  • Learn how the Online Virginia Network can help you finish what you started and complete your degree.
  • INTO Mason is creating program pathways for international students that are interested in a Mason education.

Faculty & Staff

At Mason, our goal is to ensure that every Mason student finds an accessible, affordable pathway to degree completion.

New Ventures Initiatives

ADVANCE

Mason and NOVA are redefining the transfer experience for students, setting them on a clear path to complete their bachelor’s degree.

Learn More

New Ventures Initiatives

Online Virginia Network (OVN)

The Online Virginia Network (OVN), led by George Mason and Old Dominion University (ODU), is a state-supported network created to expand educational access for adult and non-traditional learners with some college credits but no degree.

Learn More

New Ventures Initiatives

Student Experience Redesign

Our university is leading an institution-wide initiative to modernize and improve the student experience for Mason's diverse student body.

Learn More

New Ventures Initiatives

Mason Online Programs

Our mission is to make education accessible and affordable for all students, from the traditional 18-year old freshman to the adult learner completing a degree while working full time.

Learn More

New Ventures Initiatives

INTO Mason

We have joined forces with INTO to support the success of Mason’s international students by designing programs that meet their specific linguistic, academic, and cultural needs.

Learn More

making an impact

#1

U.S. News Ranking


VA’s Most Diverse
University

36k+

Students


VA’s Largest
Public University

#1

Starting Salary


Highest for VA’s
public universities

” We continue to make bold moves that enable us to better serve the community of learners at the core of our mission. “

Michelle Marks, PhD

Vice President of Academic Innovation and New Ventures


READ MY BLOG

OUR PARTNERS

New Ventures works with companies, governments, nonprofits and other organizations to address the complex challenges higher education faces in the twenty-first century. Our partners contribute ideas, student scholarships, financial support and more. Together, we are working to build solutions to higher education's most pressing challenges.

Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)

Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)

Through grant funding, APLU is supporting the ADVANCE program in designing degree pathways that align with workforce demands and prepare a diverse student body in critical employment areas.

Aspen Institute

Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is partnering with ADVANCE to build an evaluation framework for the program and create a national model for assessing transfer partnerships.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS and its AWS Educate program are working with New Ventures to create pathways to high-demand technology jobs. Together, we have built a first-of-its kind cloud computing degree that will be available through ADVANCE.

Education Design Lab (EDL)

Education Design Lab (EDL)

EDL and ADVANCE are partnering on a student-centered design innovation process intended to improve transfer pathways and graduation rates for students seeking bachelor’s degrees.

Greater Washington Partnership (GWP)

Greater Washington Partnership (GWP)

The Greater Washington Partnership (GWP) and New Ventures are partnering to develop credentials that equip students with the skills they need in today’s technology-driven economy while creating a talent pipeline for regional employers.


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is supporting the ADVANCE program by providing scholarships to high-achieving students with financial need, helping ease the some of the financial burdens associated with transfer.

Micron Technology Foundation

Micron Technology Foundation

The Micron Technology Foundation is providing scholarships to underrepresented engineering students in ADVANCE who are transferring to Mason and supporting ADVANCE’s high school outreach efforts.

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)

Mason and NOVA have partnered to launch ADVANCE— a next-generation partnership that is providing clear pathways for NOVA students to timely and cost-efficient completion of a four-year degree at Mason.

Northrop Grumman Foundation

Northrop Grumman Foundation

The Northrop Grumman Foundation is supporting the ADVANCE program by providing merit and need-based scholarships to students pursuing degrees in STEM.

Online Virginia Network

Online Virginia Network

Mason is a leading partner in the Online Virginia Network (OVN), a state-supported initiative that is helping more adult and non-traditional learners with some college credits finish their degrees online.

Strada Education Network

Strada Education Network

Through grant funding, the Strada Education Network is supporting ADVANCE in building a career support model that will result in clear education-to-employment pathways for students in the program.

Wiley Education Services (Wiley)

Wiley Education Services (Wiley)

Mason and Wiley are working together to bring coursework and full degree programs online, thus providing flexible and affordable education options to all learners, at a time and place that best fits their lives.

Innovation News & Updates

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Sign up to receive Academic Innovation & New Ventures alerts and updates, straight to your inbox!