Graduate Programs Overview

Governors State University is a four-years, public school located in University Park, Illinois. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $8,320 for Illinois residents and $14,674 for other students in average.

It offers fifty-seven graduate programs: 31 Master's, 8 Doctorate, 9 Post-Bachelor's, 9 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 405 students have been conferred Master's degree and 45 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameGovernors State University
Typefour-years, public
Address1 University Pky, University Park, IL
Graduate School Students1,628 students
238 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$8,320
Student to Faculty11:1 (9.09%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 57 Graduate Programs
31 Master's, 9 Doctorate, 18 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 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.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$353$706
Books & Supplies$1,000
Room & Board$10,729 (On-Campus) / $11,638 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,000 (On-Campus) / $3,000 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$23,049$29,403
Off-Campus Total$23,958$30,312
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

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 57 major areas - 30 Master's (1 online programs), 5 Doctorate (1 online programs), 8 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.
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 4,650 students enrolled in Governors State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,628 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 473 male and 1,155 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 685 full-time and 943 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 238 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 329 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students473
Women Students1,155
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students685
Part-time Students943
By race/ethnicity 576 White, 572 Black, and 58 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
Two or more races35
4 students are younger than 22 and 507 students are older than 65. The school has 725 students aged between 22 and 30 and 392 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under4
40 & Over507
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, 238 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 329 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,628
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses238
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses329
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,061
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses238
Illinois Resident225
Other State In U.S.11
Outside of U.S.1

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