Virginia has committed $235 million in TTIP funding to Mason to increase the number of BS and MS graduates in the key fields of computer science, applied computer science, computer engineering, and software engineering.
Virginia's Tech Talent Investment Program (TTIP) is a state-wide program to invest in expanding state computer science, computer engineering, and software engineering degrees over a 20-year period. The Commonwealth of Virginia, donors, and corporate partners are coming together to invest over $2 billion in Virginia's tech talent pipeline, from childhood education through to degrees and internships.
George Mason University has committed to increasing graduates in both undergraduate and graduate computing programs to almost 16,000 students. This program, started in 2019 and running until 2039, will see roughly 380 additional degree recipients each year. This will more than double the size of Mason's related degree programs by 2024.
Mason students, faculty, and staff will engage in cutting edge work to shape the future of our digital society.
How will Mason achieve its TTIP goals?
- Building a Pathway for potential students to make computing programs more accessible.
- Increasing Student Retention efforts to ensure students are able to complete their degrees.
- Job Placement/Industry Partnerships to help students build career skills and have a job waiting when they graduate.
- Clearance Ready Programs to ease the pathway into government and security related positions in the Washington, DC area.
- Mason has started the TTIP Faculty Thematic Hiring Initiative in order to promote multidisciplinary education, research and collaboration in computing.
Recent TTIP News
- April 6, 2023
- Mason alum’s gift to the College of Engineering and Computing creates Dean’s Technology Innovation FundOctober 26, 2022
- April 5, 2022
- September 13, 2021
- August 19, 2021
Fuse at Mason Square is a key component of Mason's TTIP plans, creating the core of our education-to-career pipeline.