|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Student to faculty ratio||13:1|
|Dormitory capacity||278 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Governors State University is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,201 applications and only 496 students were granted admission. Governors State University is at the #39 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 94% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 0% submitted SAT scores.
|ACT||17 to 21|
Governors State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $16,320 and in-state students paid $8,160.
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 91% of Governors State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 69% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,958 (which is 11.9% above the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Governors State University in 2016-2017, was 177, which is 87% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,212 (which is 17.2% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Governors State University has enrolled a total of 5,819 students (2,866 students full-time and 2,953 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 5,819 students, 849 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 35% men and 65% women and 3,517 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,302 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 627 students for distance studies.
Black/African American: 36%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%
Non-resident alien: 7%
Two or more races: 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Governors State University.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||18%||940||147|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||12%||633|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||10%||512||0|
|Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities||6%||332||0|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||6%||305|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services||5%||256|
|Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs||4%||196|
|English Language And Literature/letters||2%||89|
The typical median income of Governors State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $34,300. Last year, out of the total 1,115 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 981 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 961 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 817 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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