Governors State University

Acceptance Rate 52 %
SAT Average 945
Tuition & Fees $17,620
Student Population 4,650
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $9,608

Academic Overview

Governors State University is a public, four-years institute located in University Park, Illinois. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The 2022 tuition & fees is $10,108 for Illinois residents and $17,620 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 4,650 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 52% and the graduation rate is 24% last year.
The salary after graduation from Governors State University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $44,000. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2022 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2021-2022, GSU's tuition & fees is $10,108 for Illinois residents and $17,620 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2022 average tuition & fees are $8,320 for in-state students and $14,674 for out-of-state students.
2022 Tuition & Fees
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2022 key academic statistics at GSU. The acceptance rate of GSU is 52% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 32%. The average graduation rate is 24% and the transfer-out rate is 42%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $9,608 and 68% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 4,650 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Governors State University is 52 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Governors State University is 24 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Governors State University is 42 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Governors State University is 58 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Governors State University is 4,650
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Governors State University is 11 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $9,608 at Governors State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address1 University Pky, University Park, IL 60484
Online Applicationhttps://applynow.govst.edu/
Financial Aidwww.govst.edu/financial-aid/
Net Price Calculatorwww.govst.edu/netprice.htm
Veterans Tuitionwww.govst.edu/benefits-for-veterans/
Disability Servicewww.govst.edu/disability-services/

Offered Degrees

GSU offers 81 major programs through online and on-site education where 7 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree304
Post Bachelor's Degree80
Master's Degree301
Post Master's Degree81
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship21
Doctor's degree - professional practice10
Doctor's degree - other20

Special Learning Opportunities

Governors State University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:278)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $3,000)

Veterans Benefits

Governors State University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges