Governors State University (Govst)

University Park, IL

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Governors State University Student Essentials

Governors State University Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
On-Campus Housing Available: No
In-State Tuition: $5,832
Out-of-State Tuition: $11,664
Enrollment: 7,652
Year Established: 1969

About Govst

As the only public university in the south suburbs of Chicago, Governors State University prides itself on providing accessible and relatively affordable educational opportunities. The institution serves an economically and culturally diverse body of students, with academics at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.

In accordance with its mission of accessibility, Governors State offers extensive financial aid programs. The GSU Foundation funds a number of academic scholarships, and the university also has a merit-based tuition waiver for outstanding students. There are also many part-time student jobs on campus to help lessen the burden of tuition. Of course, federal and state aid programs are also available.

Governors State administers its academics through four colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Public Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Health and Human Services

Very recently, the university began offering doctoral degrees through the College of Health and Human Services. The doctoral programs in that college now include Physical Therapy, Nursing Practice and Occupational Therapy. GSU also offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate concentrations, with over 20 certificate programs.

Govst Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Governors State University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Overall Rating

During my college search I found GSU 2 B warm, inviting, and picturesque campus . The staff and students are very helpful. Smiles filled the grounds. I can't wait to begin my classes! Exciting!!!!!!!!

Govst Location

Governors State University
1 University Pky
University Park, IL 60484

Getting Around Govst


Poor walkability. We recommend using a car for this area.


Govst Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 4,171
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 7,652

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 9%
  • African American: 37%
  • Caucasian: 46%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 6%
Latino 9%
African American 37%
Caucasian 46%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 6%

Undergraduate 55%
Graduate 45%
Full-Time 24%
Part-Time 76%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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