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-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
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address1 University Pky, University Park, IL
Graduate School Students1,583 students
297 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$8,320
Out-of-State$14,674
Student to Faculty10:1 (10.00%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 57 Graduate Programs
31 Master's, 9 Doctorate, 18 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
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$6,354$12,708
Fees$1,966$1,966
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)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$9,268$10,372$9,984$8,282$8,320
Out-of-State$16,636$18,844$13,494$14,636$14,674

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 165 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
Total40545410
Men101173-
Women30428110
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.
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Education
Business
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Education
Business
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 4,789 students enrolled in Governors State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,583 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 442 male and 1,141 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 647 full-time and 936 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 297 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 132 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total1,583
Men Students442
Women Students1,141
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total1,583
Full-time Students647
Part-time Students936
By race/ethnicity 559 White, 581 Black, and 55 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
Total1,583
Asian55
Black581
Hispanic157
White559
Two or more races39
Un-Known104
5 students are younger than 22 and 511 students are older than 65. The school has 686 students aged between 22 and 30 and 381 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total1,583
21 & Under5
22-24262
25-29424
30-34206
35-39175
40 & Over511
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, 297 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 132 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,583
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses297
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses132
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,154
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses297
Illinois Resident270
Other State In U.S.26
Outside of U.S.0


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