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 a 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 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Governors State University is $8,320 for Illinois residents and $14,674 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,628 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 4,650 including undergraduate students.

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 a 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 school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1975 - Current[Estimated Date]).
GSU Directory Information
School NameGovernors State University (GSU)
Address1 University Pky, University Park, IL 60484
Phone708-534-5000
Webhttps://www.govst.edu
Online Applicationhttps://applynow.govst.edu
Financial Infohttps://www.govst.edu/financial-aid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Governors State University is $8,320 for Illinois residents and $14,674 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,628 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 4,650 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 77 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice), and Doctorate (Other). Among them, 7 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$14,674
$8,320 for Illinois Residents
Student Population1,628
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice), and Doctorate (Other)
Number of Programs77 graduate programs
(7 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio11 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Governors State University is $8,320 for Illinois residents and $14,674 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. 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.
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 its 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
Distance Learning (Online Classes)7 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

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Governors State University is $8,320 for Illinois residents and $14,674 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
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
2020-2021$6,354$1,966$12,708$1,966
2021-2022$6,354$1,966$12,708$1,966
The graduate school tuition & fees of GSU is relatively inexpensive compared to public graduate schools in Illinois. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Illinois graduate tuition is $18,541 (public) / $19,985 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Governors State University$8,320$14,674
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Illinois Graduate Schools$18,754$19,251
Public$11,876$18,541
Private$19,985
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $13,729 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 1.94% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $14,638. Off-campus living costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
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
2020-2021$10,468$3,000$11,638$3,000
2021-2022$10,729$3,000$11,638$3,000
For academic year 2021-2022, 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.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$353$706
2018-2019$353$706
2019-2020$353$706
2020-2021$353$706
2021-2022$353$706

Graduate Programs at GSU

Governors State University offers 51 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 464 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 Degree301405
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship2113
Doctor's degree - professional practice204
Doctor's degree - other1028
Post Bachelor's Degree804
Post Master's Degree8110
Total513464
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Governors State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Educational/Instructional Technology program with 5 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Computer Science program with 147 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Physical Therapy/Therapist program with 38 completers.
Governors State University offers 51 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 464 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 405 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 28 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 4 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Other) program.
  • 4 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 10 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 [+] 10 completers$39,700
Mass Communication/Media Studies10-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 33 completers-
Computer Science33-
Education [+] 23 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction0-
Educational Leadership and Administration19-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities2-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)0-
Reading Teacher Education2-
English Language And Literature [+] 6 completers-
English Language and Literature6-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Environmental Biology3-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 6 completers-
Mathematics6-
Physical Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Analytical Chemistry1-
Psychology [+] 78 completers-
Psychology17-
Counseling Psychology55-
School Psychology6-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 6 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies6-
Human Services [+] 54 completers-
Public Administration6-
Social Work48$39,100
Social Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Political Science and Government4-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 8 completers-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production7-
Art/Art Studies1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 133 completers-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist41-
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management14-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling25$31,400
Occupational Therapy/Therapist26-
Nursing Administration1-
Nursing Science26-
Business [+] 40 completers-
Business Administration and Management23$66,900
Accounting13-
Management Information Systems4-
Total405
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 4 completers-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services4-
Business [+] 9 completers-
Organizational Leadership9-
Total13
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 28 completers-
Physical Therapy/Therapist28-
Total28
Doctorate (Other) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist2-
Nursing Practice2-
Total4
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance0-
Education [+] 4 completers-
0-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education2-
Biology Teacher Education0-
Chemistry Teacher Education2-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] 0 completers-
0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management0-
Total4
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 [+] 3 completers-
Educational/Instructional Technology3-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services0-
Mathematics Teacher Education0-
Reading Teacher Education0-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling2-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing5-
Total10

Graduate Student Population at GSU

For academic year 2021-2022, total 1,628 students enrolled into Governors State University graduate schools where it has total 4,650 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 685 full-time and 943 part-time graduate students. By gender, 473 male and 1,155 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,6284731,155
Full-time685218467
Part-tme943255688
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 576 White (35.38%), 572 Black/African American (35.14%), 165 Hispanic (10.14%), 58 Asian (3.56%), and 257 students with other races. 117 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,6284731,155
American Indian/Native American000
Asian581840
Black/African American572125447
Hispanic16548117
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White576167409
Two More351025
Un-Known1053372
Non-resident Alien1177245
Governors State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 238 graduate students (14.62% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 329 graduate students (20.21% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,628
Enrolled Online Exclusively238
Enrolled Some Online Courses329
Not in Online Courses1,061
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Governors State University. 276 students are aged 20 to 24 (16.95% of total students), 206 students are aged above 50 (12.65%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Governors State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,6284731,155
Age 20-21413
Age 22-2427286186
Age 25-29453134319
Age 30-3421969150
Age 35-3917345128
Age 40-4930188213
Age 50-6419143148
Over 641578

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