Founded in 1908 and named for the mother of our country’s founding father, the University of Mary Washington evolved from its beginning as Fredericksburg’s State Normal and Industrial School for Women into one of the nation’s premier, selective public liberal arts and sciences universities today. From 1944 to 1972, it functioned as the women’s college of the University of Virginia, and shortly after it became coed in the early 1970s, it reorganized as an independent college. Having added a limited number of graduate and professional programs beyond the central undergraduate curriculum, the General Assembly of Virginia approved the name University of Mary Washington in 2004.
Offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as certificates, the University of Mary Washington houses its programs in the following colleges:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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