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ACCEPTANCE RATE

45.61%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

96%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

10:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

14

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$8,684

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Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students

Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid

Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition

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Governors State University (GSU)

700 State St, Quincy, IL

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.

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 4,900, where graduate students make up roughly 4% of the student body.

$15,300

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,300. 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:
    • State Residents: $7,500-$9,000
    • Out-of-State: $15,000-$18,030
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $310-$380 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $630-$750 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 information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships79%$9,021
Receiving Student Loans78%$9,334
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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
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Governors State University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conf)
  • Golf
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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  • English Language and Literature

  • Mathematics and Statistics

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