Governors State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,512
2022 Average Net Price
$9,833
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.56%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
57.5%
1,865 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,427
58.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
20.7%
44 Graduates

About

Governors State University is a higher education institution located in Will County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Governors State University were Liberal Arts & Sciences (103 degrees awarded), General Psychology (87 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (79 degrees).

In 2022, 1,206 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Governors State University. 64.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (428 degrees), 1.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (387 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Governors State University is $7,512, which is $−16,484 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Governors State University is $7,512, which is $−16,484 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,833.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending Governors State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 41% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,512
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Governors State University was $7,512. The cost of tuition at Governors State University is $−16,484 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$9,833
2022 Value
1.11%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Governors State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,833. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Governors State University grew by 1.11%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,184
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Governors State University was of $11,184 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.18% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at Governors State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 12.4% with respect to 2021, when 89% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.56%
2019 Default Rate
41
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Governors State University was 2.56%, which represents 41 out of the 1599 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Governors State University received 1,865 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 59.7% annual growth. Out of those 1,865 applicants, 1,072 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 57.5% acceptance rate.

There were 4,427 students enrolled at Governors State University in 2022. 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Governors State University has an overall enrollment yield of 29.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

57.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,072
Accepted Out of 1,865

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Governors State University was 57.5% (1,072 admissions from 1,865 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 52.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 59.7%, while admissions grew by 76.3%..

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SAT Scores

4%
Submission Percentage (2022)
13
Scores Submitted (2022)

4% of enrolled first-time students at Governors State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Governors State University had a total enrollment of 4,427 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Governors State University is 2,593 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,834. This means that 58.6% of students enrolled at Governors State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Governors State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.4% Black or African American, 28.9% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, 2.8% Two or More Races, 2.48% Asian, 0.136% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0678% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Governors State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (24.9%), followed by White Female (18.4%) and Black or African American Male (12.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (16.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (13.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.29%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

58.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Governors State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,427 students. The full-time enrollment at Governors State University is 2,593 and the part-time enrollment is 1,834. This means that 58.6% of students enrolled at Governors State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Governors State University was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Governors State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    1,566 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,279 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    662 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Governors State University is 35.4% Black or African American, 28.9% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, 2.8% Two or More Races, 2.48% Asian, 0.136% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0678% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 124 students (2.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 348 more women than men received degrees from Governors State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Governors State University is white (428 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (387 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Governors State University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (103 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (87 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (79 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Governors State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (94 degrees awarded), Psychology (142 degrees), and Protective Services (65 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Governors State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,661,279 people), Software developers (567,742 people), Secondary school teachers (472,724 people), Other managers (315,026 people), and Education administrators (310,214 people).

The most specialized majors at Governors State University in 2022 are Public Administration and Social Service (94 degrees awarded), Psychology (142 degrees), Protective Services (65 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (120 degrees), and Education (101 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Governors State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Governors State University are Public Administration and Social Service (94 degrees awarded), Psychology (142 degrees), Protective Services (65 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (120 degrees), and Education (101 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Governors State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,095,586 people), Computer Systems Design (659,967 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (468,236 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (450,732 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (381,737 people).

The most specialized majors at Governors State University are Public Administration and Social Service (94 degrees awarded), Psychology (142 degrees), Protective Services (65 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (120 degrees), and Education (101 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Governors State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 103 degrees awarded
  2. 87 degrees awarded
  3. 79 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Governors State University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 103 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

429
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
777
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 429 degrees were awarded to men at Governors State University, which is 0.552 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (777).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Governors State University in Computer Science, which is 2.71 times more than the 24 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 78 degrees were awarded to men at Governors State University in General Psychology, which is 4.33 times more than the 18 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

12%
100% Completion Time
24%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 12% of students graduating from Governors State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Governors State University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    428 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    387 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    172 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Governors State University is white (428 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (387 degrees).

6.05% of degree recipients (73 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    284 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    258 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    170 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Governors State University is black or african american female (284 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (258 degrees).

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Operations

Governors State University has an endowment valued at nearly $3.36M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 157k (4.67%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Governors State University had a total salary expenditure of 126M. Governors State University employs 79 Assistant professors, 59 Associate professors and 56 Lecturers. Most academics at Governors State University are Female Assistant professor (48), Female Lecturer (35), and Female Associate professor (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Governors State University are: Management, with 103 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 74 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 69 employees.

Endowment

$3.36M
2022 Endowment
17.3%
growth from 2021

Governors State University has an endowment valued at about $3.36M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Governors State University grew 17.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $43.2M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$52.2M
2022 Salaries
5.97%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Governors State University paid a median of $52.2M in salaries, which represents 41.4% of their overall expenditure ($126M) and a 5.97% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.4M
Instructional Salaries
245
Number of Employees

In 2022, Governors State University paid a total of $20.4M to 245 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
79 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
103 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Governors State University were Assistant professor with 79 employees, Associate professor with 59 employees, and Lecturer with 56 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Governors State University were Management with 103 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 74 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 69 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Lecturer
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Governors State University was Female Assistant professor with 48 employees, Female Lecturer with 35 employees, and Female Associate professor with 34 employees.

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