Graduate Programs Overview

Governors State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in University Park, Illinois. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $8,320 for Illinois residents and $14,674 for other students in average.

It offers fifty-three graduate programs: 30 Master's, 8 Doctorate, 7 Post-Bachelor's, 8 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 596 students have been conferred Master's degree and 49 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameGovernors State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address1 University Pky, University Park, IL
Graduate School Students1,595 students
185 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$8,320
Student to Faculty10:1 (10.00%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 53 Graduate Programs
30 Master's, 8 Doctorate, 15 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Governors State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Illinois residents, the tuition & fees are $8,320 and $14,674 for non-Illinois residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $353 for Illinois residents and $706 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$353$706
Books & Supplies$1,000
Room & Board$10,468 (On-Campus) / $11,638 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,000 (On-Campus) / $3,000 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$22,788$29,142
Off-Campus Total$23,958$30,312
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Governors State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 53 major areas - 29 Master's (2 online programs), 5 Doctorate (1 online programs), 7 Post-Bachelor', 8 Post-Master'(1 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Computer And Information Sciences
Communication and Journalism
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting

Graduate Student Population

Total 4,857 students enrolled in Governors State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,595 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 424 male and 1,171 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 635 full-time and 960 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 185 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 341 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students424
Women Students1,171
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students635
Part-time Students960
By race/ethnicity 602 White, 589 Black, and 41 Asian students are attending at Governors State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races31
The school has 702 students aged between 22 and 30 and 384 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
40 & Over509
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Governors State University, 185 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 341 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,595
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses185
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses341
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,069
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses185
Illinois Resident179
Other State In U.S.6
Outside of U.S.0

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