Governors State University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,512
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$9,998
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.25%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
47.8%
1,459 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,650
54.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
24.3%
56 Graduates

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 (108 degrees awarded), General Psychology (96 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (87 degrees).

In 2020, 1,304 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Governors State University. 68.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (513 degrees), 1.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (415 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Governors State University is $7,512, which is $−15,018 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Governors State University is $7,512, which is $−15,018 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,998.

In 2020, 68% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,512
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Governors State University was $7,512. The cost of tuition at Governors State University is $−15,018 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$9,998
2020 Value
13%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Governors State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,998. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Governors State University grew by 13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,410
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Governors State University was of $10,410 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.86% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

68%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

68% of undergraduate students at Governors State University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 9.68% with respect to 2019, when 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.25%
2018 Default Rate
106
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Governors State University was 6.25%, which represents 106 out of the 1697 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 1,459 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.74% annual growth. Out of those 1,459 applicants, 698 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 47.8% acceptance rate.

There were 4,650 students enrolled at Governors State University in 2020, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Governors State University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

47.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
698
Accepted Out of 1,459

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Governors State University was 47.8% (698 admissions from 1,459 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 45.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 1.74%, while admissions grew by 6.73%.

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SAT Scores

72%
Submission Percentage
154
Scores Submitted

72% of enrolled first-time students at Governors State University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Governors State University has a total enrollment of 4,650 students. The full-time enrollment at Governors State University is 2,514 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,136. This means that 54.1% of students enrolled at Governors State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Governors State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.4% Black or African American, 32.1% White, 14.9% Hispanic or Latino, 2.62% Asian, 2.58% Two or More Races, 0.086% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.043% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Governors State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (26.7%), followed by White Female (18.2%) and Black or African American Male (12.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.8%), followed by Black or African American Female (19.7%) and White Male (10.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

54.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Governors State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,650 students. The full-time enrollment at Governors State University is 2,514 and the part-time enrollment is 2,136. This means that 54.1% of students enrolled at Governors State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
2020 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 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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
    1,784
  2. White
    1,494
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    691

The enrolled student population at Governors State University is 38.4% Black or African American, 32.1% White, 14.9% Hispanic or Latino, 2.62% Asian, 2.58% Two or More Races, 0.086% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.043% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 283 students (6.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 476 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 (513 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (415 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Governors State University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (108 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (96 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (87 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 (98 degrees awarded), Psychology (174 degrees), and Protective Services (69 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 (98 degrees awarded), Psychology (174 degrees), Protective Services (69 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (113 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 (98 degrees awarded), Psychology (174 degrees), Protective Services (69 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (113 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 (98 degrees awarded), Psychology (174 degrees), Protective Services (69 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (113 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. 108 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 96 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 87 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Governors State University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 108 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

414
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
890
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 414 degrees were awarded to men at Governors State University, which is 0.465 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (890).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 62 degrees were awarded to men at Governors State University in Computer Science, which is 5.17 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 90 degrees were awarded to women at Governors State University in General Psychology, which is 3.91 times more than the 23 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Governors State University is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 8.93% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    513 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    415 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    174 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Governors State University is white (513 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (415 degrees).

7.67% of degree recipients (100 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    333 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    322 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    191 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Governors State University is black or african american female (333 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (322 degrees).

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Operations

Governors State University has an endowment valued at nearly $2.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $961k (40.1%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Governors State University had a total salary expenditure of $99.7M. Governors State University employs 72 Associate professors, 68 Assistant professors, and 58 Lecturers. Most academics at Governors State University are Female Assistant professors (46), Female Associate professors(40), and Female Lecturers (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Governors State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 74 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 72 employees, and Management with 69 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.4M
2020 Endowment
2.53%
growth from 2019

Governors State University has an endowment valued at about $2.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Governors State University grew 2.53% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $37.2M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.87M - Federal
  2. $958k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Governors State University received $3.87M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $958k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$49.9M
2020 Salaries
5.33%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Governors State University paid a median of $49.9M in salaries, which represents 50.1% of their overall expenditure ($99.7M) and a 5.33% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.55% decline from 2018 and a 6.18% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.7M
Instructional Salaries
241
Number of Employees

In 2020, Governors State University paid a total of $19.7M to 241 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
72 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
74 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Governors State University were Associate professor with 72 employees; Assistant professor with 68 employees; and Assistant professor with 58 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Governors State University were Office and Administrative Support with 74 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 72 employees; and Management with 69 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Governors State University was Female Assistant professor with 46 employees, Female Associate professor with 40 employees, and Female Lecturer with 35 employees.

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