Governors State University

Acceptance Rate 52.05 %
SAT Average 945
2023 Tuition & Fees $17,980
Student Population 4,395
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $8,427

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 2023 tuition & fees is $10,467 for Illinois residents and $17,980 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $8,590 for Illinois residents and $14,944 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 4,395 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 52.05% and the graduation rate is 16% 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.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, GSU's tuition & fees is $10,467 for Illinois residents and $17,980 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $8,590 for in-state students and $14,944 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at GSU. The acceptance rate of GSU is 52.05% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 31.91%. The average graduation rate is 16% and the transfer-out rate is 44%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $8,427 and 89% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 4,395 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Governors State University is 52.05 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Governors State University is 16 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Governors State University is 44 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Governors State University is 48 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Governors State University is 4,395
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Governors State University is 10 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $8,427 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 83 major programs through online and on-site education where 1 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 Degree301
Post Bachelor's Degree80
Master's Degree310
Post Master's Degree90
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship20
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 ROTC, 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
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:272)
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