Governors State University Graduate Schools

Governors State University (referred to as GSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in University Park, IL. It is classified as Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2020 graduate school tuition & fees at Governors State University is $8,282 for Illinois residents and $14,636 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,595 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 4,857 including undergraduate students.

Governors State University Graduate School Overview

Governors State University (referred to as GSU) is a Public, 4 years school located in University Park, IL. It is classified as Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
Governors State University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1975 - Current[Estimated Date]).
Governors State UniversityDirectory Information
School NameGovernors State University (referred to as GSU)
Address1 University Pky, University Park, IL 60484
Phone708-534-5000
Webhttps://www.govst.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.govst.edu/Admissions/Apply_Online
Financial Infohttps://www.govst.edu/Admissions/Financial_Aid
The 2020 graduate school tuition & fees at Governors State University is $8,282 for Illinois residents and $14,636 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,595 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 4,857 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 47 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice), Doctorate (Other). Among them, 4 programs are available online classes.
GSU Graduate School 2020 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$14,636
$8,282 for Illinois Residents
Student Population1,595
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice), Doctorate (Other)
Number of Programs47 graduate programs
(4 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio10 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Governors State University is $8,282 for Illinois residents and $14,636 for out-of-state students for academic year 2019-2020. The tuition per credit hour is $353 for Illinois residents and $706 for out-of-state students. Governors State University offers the alternative tuition planstuition guarantee, including tuition guarantee.
GSU 2020 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Illinois Residents$8,282
Out-of-State$14,636
Tuition per Credit Hour
Illinois Residents$353
Out-of-State$706
Governors State University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On Governors State University campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services at GSU
Distance Learning (Online Classes)4 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

Governors State University 2020 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2019-2020, the graduate school tuition & fees of Governors State University is $8,282 for Illinois residents and $14,636 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 8.46% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & fees at Governors State University
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2015-2016$7,368$1,684$14,736$1,684
2016-2017$7,368$1,900$14,736$1,900
2017-2018$8,472$1,900$16,944$1,900
2018-2019$8,136$1,848$11,704$1,790
2019-2020$6,354$1,928$12,708$1,928
For academic year 2019-2020, the living costs are $12,181 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Governors State University. On-campus living costs are increased by 2.40% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $14,638. Off-campus living costs are increased by 5.55% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Living Costs at Governors State University
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2015-2016$10,638$7,000$9,600$7,000
2016-2017$10,868$7,000$10,868$7,000
2017-2018$8,724$7,000$10,868$7,000
2018-2019$8,896$3,000$10,868$3,000
2019-2020$9,181$3,000$11,638$3,000
For academic year 2019-2020, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $353 for Illinois residents and $706 for other students at Governors State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour Governors State University
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
2015-2016$307$614
2016-2017$307$614
2017-2018$353$706
2018-2019$353$706
2019-2020$353$706

Graduate Programs at GSU

Governors State University offers 49 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 660 students have completed their study at Governors State University.
Offered Degrees at Governors State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree292596
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship217
Doctor's degree - professional practice2010
Doctor's degree - other1032
Post Bachelor's Degree702
Post Master's Degree8113
Total494660

Governors State University offers 49 programs through Master's, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 660 students have completed their studies.
  • 596 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 32 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 10 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Other) program.
  • 2 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 13 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 18 completers$39,700
Mass Communication/Media Studies18-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 147 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Computer Science147-
Education [+] 48 completers-
Education0-
Curriculum and Instruction8-
Educational Leadership and Administration32-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities6-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)0-
Reading Teacher Education1-
English Language And Literature [+] 5 completers-
English Language and Literature5-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Environmental Biology3-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 12 completers-
Mathematics12-
Physical Sciences [+] 12 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Analytical Chemistry12-
Psychology [+] 71 completers-
Psychology14-
Counseling Psychology49-
School Psychology8-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 8 completers-
0-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies8-
Human Services [+] 62 completers-
0-
Public Administration8-
Social Work54$39,100
Social Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Political Science and Government2-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 16 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production11-
Art/Art Studies5-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (2 completers) 135 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist20-
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management16-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling21$31,400
Occupational Therapy/Therapist28-
Nursing Science50-
Business [+] 57 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management29$66,900
Accounting14-
Management Information Systems14-
Total596
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 3 completers-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services3-
Business [+] 4 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Organizational Leadership4-
Total7
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 32 completers-
Physical Therapy/Therapist32-
Total32
Doctorate (Other) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist5-
Nursing Practice5-
Total10
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance1-
Education [+] 1 completers-
Education0-
0-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education1-
Biology Teacher Education0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 0 completers-
0-
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management0-
Total2
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration0-
Education [+] 8 completers-
Education0-
Educational/Instructional Technology5-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services1-
Mathematics Teacher Education2-
Reading Teacher Education0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling1-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing3-
Total13

Graduate Student Population at GSU

For academic year 2019-2020, total 1,595 students enrolled into Governors State University graduate schools where it has total 4,857 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 635 full-time and 960 part-time students. By gender, 424 male and 1,171 female students are attending Governors State University graduate schools. Next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status for Governors State University.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
Governors State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,5954241,171
Full-time635169466
Part-tme960255705
Next tables summarize the students population by race/ethnicity at Governors State University.
There are 602 White (37.74%), 589 Black/African American (36.93%), 148 Hispanic (9.28%), 41 Asian (2.57%), and 215 students with other races. 68 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at Governors State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,5954241,171
American Indian/Native American110
Asian411427
Black/African American589126463
Hispanic14840108
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White602161441
Two More31724
Un-Known1153085
Non-resident Alien684523
Governors State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 185 graduate students (11.60% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 341 graduate students (21.38% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. Next table summarizes the online student population for Governors State University.
Distance Learning Student Population at Governors State University
Number of Students
Total1,595
Enrolled Online Exclusively185
Enrolled Some Online Courses341
Not in Online Courses1,069
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Governors State University. 247 students are aged 20 to 24 (15.49% of total students), 211 students are aged above 50 (13.23%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Governors State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age at Governors State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,5954241,171
Age 22-2424761186
Age 25-29455124331
Age 30-3422461163
Age 35-3916045115
Age 40-4929872226
Age 50-6419255137
Over 6419613

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