SCHEV Predicts Large Enrollment Increase for Mason

Posted: July 25, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) is projecting a systemwide enrollment increase over the next 10 years of more than 38,000 students, nearly double what the growth for the past decade has been. The three institutions most likely to benefit from this increase are George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Mary Washington College.

According to the report, the majority of these additional students will be between 18-24 years of age and come from a handful of localities located in the I-95/I-64 corridor in the eastern portion of the commonwealth. This projected enrollment growth coincides with recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, which predicts Virginia’s population will increase over the next decade by approximately 630,000.

A complete copy of the report, “Virginia Enrollment Demand Projection for 2001-2010,” is available on SCHEV’s web site under “What’s New.”

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