Governors State University

University Park, IL

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,698
Graduate Enrollment: 1,686
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Rural: Fringe (rural territory up to 5 miles from an urbanized area or up to 2.5 miles from an urban cluster)
Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential // medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 52.05%

Male/Female: 32% / 68% (2017)

First generation college students: 42.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 10.9% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 1.0% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 951
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 830 - 1060

2022 Median Admit ACT: 19
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 16 - 22

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 67.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 39.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 26.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 18.1% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 30.1%
Black: 38.8%
Hispanic: 18.2%
Asian: 2.2%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 3.5%
Non-resident alien: 1.6%
Unknown race: 5.5%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $20,806
In-State tuition: $10,108
Out-of-State tuition: $17,620

Estimated books and supplies: $1,000 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,729 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,000 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $11,638 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,000 (2022)

Average Family Income: $43,311 (2017)
Median Family Income: $20,792 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 50.5%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 44.9%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $18,618 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $197 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $7,732
$30k-48k $6,587
$48k-75k $10,987
$75k-110k $12,844
$110k+ $13,797

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 10%
6-year graduation rate: 16%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.6% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $18,618 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $10,266 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $14,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $15,250 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 46.2% (2015)
@3 year 51.9% (2017)
@5 year 56.4% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 32.0% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 40.3% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $39,258 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $49,565 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 9 $37,739 ($3,145)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer Software and Media Applications. 1
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 38 $20,340 $183 $25,902 ($2,159) $44,438 ($3,703)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 66 $22,889 $212 $43,192 ($3,599) $51,833 ($4,319)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 9 $43,980 ($3,665)
Master's Degree Public Administration. 3
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 37 $33,983 $243 $35,852 ($2,988) $42,372 ($3,531)
Master's Degree Social Work. 63 $466 $47,227 ($3,936) $51,516 ($4,293)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 7
Master's Degree Political Science and Government. 5
Bachelor's Degree Sociology and Anthropology. 8
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 2
Master's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 6
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 6
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 22 $25,500 $196 $15,958 ($1,330) $48,687 ($4,057)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 31 $488 $53,270 ($4,439) $55,374 ($4,615)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 41 $30,291 $212 $41,337 ($3,445) $52,533 ($4,378)
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 14
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 25 $784 $43,609 ($3,634) $45,562 ($3,797)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 1
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 46 $23,000 $190 $32,497 ($2,708) $33,380 ($2,782)
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 27 $793 $64,010 ($5,334) $72,649 ($6,054)
Doctoral Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 4 $76,222 ($6,352) $81,826 ($6,819)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 29 $17,750 $167 $49,131 ($4,094)
Master's Degree Computer Science. 47
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 14
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 13 $80,062 ($6,672)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational/Instructional Media Design. 2
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 5 $58,256 ($4,855)
Doctoral Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 2
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 29 $21,500 $210 $41,912 ($3,493) $39,328 ($3,277)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 2
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 1
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 18 $22,520 $207 $44,717 ($3,726)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 8
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 113 $36,500 $281 $38,559 ($3,213) $37,766 ($3,147)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 19 $31,250 $201 $45,671 ($3,806)
Master's Degree Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology. 1
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 13
Master's Degree Mathematics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 5
Master's Degree Chemistry. 3
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 103 $25,375 $207 $32,519 ($2,710) $43,117 ($3,593)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 11
Master's Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 60 $540 $49,407 ($4,117) $62,346 ($5,196)
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 38
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 32 $27,342 $133 $76,577 ($6,381) $97,713 ($8,143)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 36 $468 $92,436 ($7,703) $104,738 ($8,728)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 3
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 1
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 101 $20,207 $190 $43,017 ($3,585) $55,440 ($4,620)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 20 $568 $60,813 ($5,068) $90,740 ($7,562)
Doctoral Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 8
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 59 $22,000 $199 $41,920 ($3,493) $56,435 ($4,703)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 13 $80,771 ($6,731)
Bachelor's Degree History. 2
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 42 $19,400 $159 $42,112 ($3,509) $59,076 ($4,923)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $69,948
Full time faculty: 48%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 10.0

School's endowment start of year: $2,438,931 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $2,867,314 (2022)