About Governors State University

Governors State University is a Public, 4 years college located in University Park, Illinois. Governors State University ranked 23rd in Illinois Colleges and 57th in Federal Region V.
It has a total enrollment of 4,650 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The acceptance rate at Governors State University is 48.00% last year (undergraduate school).
Governors State University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.
Contact Information
Address1 University Pky, University Park, IL 60484
Phone708-534-5000
WEBwww.govst.edu/
Admission Information
Admissionwww.govst.edu/admissions/
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/
Athleticwww.gsujaguars.com/d/Right-To-Know__2018_.pdf
Disability Servicewww.govst.edu/disability-services/
School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of Governors State University is 48.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 35.00%. The application fees are $25 for undergraduate programs and $50 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate48.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)35.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$25
Graduate Application Fees$50

Tuition & Fees

The 2022 tuition & fees at Governors State University is $10,108 for Illinois residents and $17,620 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $8,320 for Illinois residents and $14,674 for out-of-students.
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$10,108$17,620
Graduate Tuition & Fees$8,320$14,674
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 4,650 students have enrolled for academic year 2020-2021. Among them, 744 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. GSU has 3,022 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 1,628 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students4,650
Undergraduate Students3,022
Graduate Students1,628
Online Enrollment744

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs77 Programs
Number of online programs7 Programs
Offered Degrees/ProgramsBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Master's
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Doctorate (Other)

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
ROTC
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
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