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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 http://www.govst.edu.

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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

  • Life Experience Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Governors State University is about 5,700, where graduate students make up roughly 47% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $6,000-$7,200
    • Out-of-State: $12,000-$14,340
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $250-$300 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $500-$600 per 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
Receiving Grants & Scholarships77%$4,876
Student Loans (Federal)62%$3,481

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 3%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

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

  • Online classes
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Child care

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program (more info)
  • Physical Therapy (P.T.) Program (more info)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
  • Health Services Administration Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) 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 (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Education

Business and Marketing Studies

Psychology

Security and Protective Services

Public Administration and Social Services

Health and Clinical Professions

Physical Sciences

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Social Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

English Language and Literature

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art Studies (B, M)
  • Film Studies (M)

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies

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