Governors State University (GSU)

1 University Pky, University Park, IL

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GSU is a public institution located in University Park, IL and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. Approximately five thousand students are enrolled yearly at GSU.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Security And Protective Services

To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit school records, which are then evaluated by the admissions staff. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

Tuition & fees at this school are different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs approximately $9,800 per year, while out-of-state tuition costing $18,000 annually. Some students at GSU may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally offered as grants or student loans.

Students who wish to learn more about GSU may check out their website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the students GSU accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Governors State University is about 5,900, where graduate students make up roughly 3% of the student body.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $25 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State: $8,200-$9,800
    • Out-of-State: $16,000-$19,580
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $270-$330 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $540-$650 per credit unit
  • Some programs may have a frozen tuition rate, which means the tuition will stay the same for up to five years.

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid90%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships77%$7,428
Receiving Student Loans79%$7,272

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Governors State University may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Child care

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Health Services Administration Program
  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program (more info)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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