May 25, 2022

Class of 2022: Stellar Student Stories, Part 2 of 3

The Class of 2022 began freshman year like any other, swept up in longstanding University of Mary Washington traditions like Move-In Day, Eagle Gathering and Honor Convocation. That all changed when they were sophomores. Classes went online, study abroad trips were postponed and everything – activities, internships and volunteer experiences – became virtual. But these […]

UMW Gives Student’s Bookmobile Project a Lift

Hollis Cobb’s days growing up were bookended. He read each morning before school and snuggled in for family story time before bed. “I can appreciate how important it was that we had access to books and parents who had time to read to us,” said Cobb, now a junior English major at the University of […]

UMW, NOVA Sign Enhanced Transfer Agreement

UMW students who transfer from Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will have a greater chance of success, thanks to a new agreement between the two schools. UMW President Troy D. Paino and NOVA President Scott Ralls today finalized a Guaranteed Transfer Partnership Agreement during a signing ceremony at Mary Washington’s Jepson Alumni Executive Center. In […]

Graduate Enrollment on the Rise

UMW just enrolled its largest spring graduate class since 2011 and the fourth largest spring class of graduate students in more than a decade.

In late November, after unanimous approval from the Board of Visitors, graduate admissions began promoting the MBA GRE/GMAT waiver for working professionals with 5+ years of professional work experience.  Localized marketing/recruiting efforts, press releases and word of mouth created a spike in MBA interest in new MBA applicants.  MBA prospective students for spring semester increased year over year by 55 percent.

There has also been an early uptick in MBA applicants for fall term.  New MBA enrollments were up 29 percent for the first eight weeks of spring, and we have additional applications secured for another wave of MBA enrollments for the second eight weeks.

The Virginia Educator Scholarship assisted in a successful spring launch of the Literacy Specialist cohort. Graduate education applications for spring term increased by 38 percent year over year, and new graduate education enrollments for spring term increased by 71 percent compared to spring 2015.

Finally, the MSGA program has experienced an increase in applications year-over-year.  Compared to spring 2015, MSGA applicants are up 70 percent, and new enrollments into MSGA core and prerequisite courses are up 100 percent compared to the prior year.

Come learn more about graduate recruitment initiatives scheduled for fall 2017. Christy Pack, director of graduate admissions, will host a brown-bag lunch on the Stafford campus, Thursday, Feb. 18, at noon.