Governors State University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,512
6.96% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$11,498
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.05%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
45.6%
1,434 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,789
53.6% Full-Time

About

Governors State University is a higher education institution located in Will County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Governors State University were Liberal Arts & Sciences (113 degrees awarded), General Psychology (103 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (93 degrees).

In 2019, 1,331 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Governors State University. 67.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 32.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (525 degrees), 1.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (406 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Governors State University is $7,512, which is $−14,514 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Governors State University is $7,512, which is $−14,514 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,498.

In 2019, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,512
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Governors State University was $7,512. The cost of tuition at Governors State University is $−14,514 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$11,498
2019 Value
24.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Governors State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,498. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Governors State University grew by 24.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,607
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Governors State University was of $10,607 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 8.28% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 11.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
56%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Governors State University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 7.46% with respect to 2018, when 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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7.05%
2017 Default Rate
117
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Governors State University was 7.05%, which represents 117 out of the 1660 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Governors State University received 1,434 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 4.84% annual decline. Out of those 1,434 applicants, 654 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45.6% acceptance rate.

There were 4,789 students enrolled at Governors State University in 2019, and 83% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Governors State University has an overall enrollment yield of 35.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

45.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
654
Accepted Out of 1,434

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Governors State University was 45.6% (654 admissions from 1,434 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 38.4%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −4.84%, while admissions grew by 13.1%.

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SAT Scores

83%
Submission Percentage
191
Scores Submitted

83% of enrolled first-time students at Governors State University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Governors State University has a total enrollment of 4,789 students. The full-time enrollment at Governors State University is 2,565 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,224. This means that 53.6% of students enrolled at Governors State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Governors State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.7% Black or African American, 31.9% White, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.74% Two or More Races, 2.38% Asian, 0.0835% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0209% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Governors State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (26.4%), followed by White Female (15.5%) and White Male (14.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.4%), followed by Black or African American Female (22.3%) and White Male (9.43%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

53.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Governors State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,789 students. The full-time enrollment at Governors State University is 2,565 and the part-time enrollment is 2,224. This means that 53.6% of students enrolled at Governors State University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Governors State University was 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Governors State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    1,854
  2. White
    1,526
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    645

The enrolled student population at Governors State University is 38.7% Black or African American, 31.9% White, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, 2.74% Two or More Races, 2.38% Asian, 0.0835% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0209% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 393 students (8.21%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 467 more women than men received degrees from Governors State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Governors State University is white (525 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (406 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Governors State University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (113 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (103 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (93 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Governors State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (103 degrees awarded), Psychology (174 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (119 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Governors State University are Software developers (540,829 people), Social workers, all other (288,790 people), Other managers (284,266 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (214,085 people), and Police officers (157,246 people).

The most specialized majors at Governors State University are Public Administration and Social Service (103 degrees awarded), Psychology (174 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (119 degrees), Protective Services (75 degrees), and English (26 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Governors State University are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, Public relations specialists, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at Governors State University are Public Administration and Social Service (103 degrees awarded), Psychology (174 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (119 degrees), Protective Services (75 degrees), and English (26 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Governors State University are Elementary & secondary schools (658,243 people), Computer Systems Design (637,980 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (444,910 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (416,778 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (298,172 people).

The most specialized majors at Governors State University are Public Administration and Social Service (103 degrees awarded), Psychology (174 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (119 degrees), Protective Services (75 degrees), and English (26 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Governors State University.
Most Common
  1. 113 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 103 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 93 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Governors State University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 113 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

432
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
899
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 432 degrees were awarded to men at Governors State University, which is 0.481 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (899).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 63 degrees were awarded to men at Governors State University in Computer Science, which is 4.85 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 91 degrees were awarded to women at Governors State University in General Psychology, which is 3.96 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
N/A
Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Governors State University is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    525 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    406 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    185 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Governors State University is white (525 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (406 degrees).

7.66% of degree recipients (102 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    337 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    307 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    188 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Governors State University is white female (337 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (307 degrees).

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Operations

Governors State University has an endowment valued at nearly $2.34M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.32M (56.3%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Governors State University had a total salary expenditure of $96.3M. Governors State University employs 66 Associate professors, 62 Assistant professors, and 60 Lecturers. Most academics at Governors State University are Female Assistant professors (45), Female Lecturers(36), and Male Associate professors (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Governors State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 87 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 68 employees, and Service with 57 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.34M
2019 Endowment
8.18%
growth from 2018

Governors State University has an endowment valued at about $2.34M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Governors State University grew 8.18% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36.1M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.56M - Federal
  2. $1.25M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Governors State University received $4.56M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.25M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$47.4M
2019 Salaries
1.55%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Governors State University paid a median of $47.4M in salaries, which represents 49.2% of their overall expenditure ($96.3M) and a 1.55% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.18% decline from 2017 and a 1.45% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.9M
Instructional Salaries
227
Number of Employees

In 2019, Governors State University paid a total of $17.9M to 227 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
66 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
87 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Governors State University were Associate professor with 66 employees; Assistant professor with 62 employees; and Assistant professor with 60 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Governors State University were Office and Administrative Support with 87 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 68 employees; and Service with 57 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Lecturer
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Governors State University was Female Assistant professor with 45 employees, Female Lecturer with 36 employees, and Male Associate professor with 33 employees.

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