Governors State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,390

15.1% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$16,000

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.33%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

65.6%

874 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

5,185

50.6% 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 (150 degrees awarded), General Psychology (93 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (87 degrees).

In 2017, 1,643 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Governors State University. 62.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (623 degrees), 1.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (446 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Governors State University is $9,390, which is $-11,343 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Governors State University is $9,390, which is $-11,343 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,000.

In 2017, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,390

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Governors State University was $9,390. The cost of tuition at Governors State University is $-11,343 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$16,000

2017 Value

0.886%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Governors State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,000. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Governors State University grew by 0.886%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,868

Room and Board

$900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Governors State University was of $10,868 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 7.4% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Governors State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 35.6% with respect to 2016, when 45% 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.

6.33%

2016 Default Rate

111

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Governors State University was 6.33%, which represents 111 out of the 1753 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 874 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 27.2% annual decline. Out of those 874 applicants, 573 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65.6% acceptance rate.

There were 5,185 students enrolled at Governors State University in 2017, and 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Governors State University has an overall enrollment yield of 34.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

573

Accepted Out of 874

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Governors State University was 65.6% (573 admissions from 874 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 41.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -27.2%, while admissions grew by 15.5%.

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SAT Scores

9%

Submission Percentage

16

Scores Submitted

9% of enrolled first-time students at Governors State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Governors State University has a total enrollment of 5,185 students. The full-time enrollment at Governors State University is 2,622 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,563. This means that 50.6% of students enrolled at Governors State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Governors State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.6% Black or African American, 33.3% White, 11.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.39% Two or More Races, 2.08% Asian, 0.0964% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0579% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Governors State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (27.5%), followed by White Female (17.3%) and White Male (13.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (29.2%), followed by Black or African American Female (20.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.29%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

50.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Governors State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,185 students. The full-time enrollment at Governors State University is 2,622 and the part-time enrollment is 2,563. This means that 50.6% of students enrolled at Governors State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%

2017 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 54%. 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

    2,002

  2. White

    1,727

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    603

The enrolled student population at Governors State University is 38.6% Black or African American, 33.3% White, 11.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.39% Two or More Races, 2.08% Asian, 0.0964% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0579% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 404 students (7.79%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 405 more women than men received degrees from Governors State University. The majority of degree recipients at Governors State University are white (623 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (446 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Governors State University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (150 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (93 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 Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (290 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (113 degrees), and Psychology (139 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 (442,546 people), Other managers (315,129 people), Social workers, all other (284,681 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (256,025 people), and Computer occupations, all other (147,951 people).

The most specialized majors at Governors State University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (290 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (113 degrees), Psychology (139 degrees), Protective Services (88 degrees), and Communications (66 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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Physicians, Dentists, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Governors State University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (290 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (113 degrees), Psychology (139 degrees), Protective Services (88 degrees), and Communications (66 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 (618,829 people), Computer Systems Design (590,968 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (414,038 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (372,083 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (333,798 people).

The most specialized majors at Governors State University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (290 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (113 degrees), Psychology (139 degrees), Protective Services (88 degrees), and Communications (66 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. 150 degrees awarded

  2. 93 degrees awarded

  3. 87 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Governors State University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 150 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 619

  2. 1,024

In 2017, 619 degrees were awarded to men at Governors State University, which is 0.604 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,024).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 200 degrees were awarded to men at Governors State University in Computer Science, which is 3.13 times more than the 64 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 108 degrees were awarded to women at Governors State University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.57 times more than the 42 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 (68.1%).

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

    623 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    446 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    146 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Governors State University is white (623 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (446 degrees).

5.72% of degree recipients (94 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    407 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    350 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    216 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Governors State University is white female (407 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (350 degrees).

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Operations

Governors State University has an endowment valued at nearly $2.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $129k (6.14%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Governors State University had a total salary expenditure of $121M. Governors State University employs 62 Associate professors, 58 Lecturers, and 55 Assistant professors. Most academics at Governors State University are Female Assistant professors (38), Female Lecturers(32), and Female Associate professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Governors State University are: Management, with 103 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 81 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 49 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.1M

2017 Endowment

6.57%

growth from 2016

Governors State University has an endowment valued at about $2.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Governors State University grew 6.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $31M 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. $3.24M - Federal

  2. $7.32M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Governors State University received $3.24M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $7.32M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$51.3M

2017 Salaries

1.45%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Governors State University paid a median of $51.3M in salaries, which represents 42.3% of their overall expenditure ($121M) and a 1.45% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.74% decline from 2015 and a 5.49% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18M

Instructional Salaries

229

Number of Employees

In 2017, Governors State University paid a total of $18M to 229 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

62 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

103 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Governors State University were Associate professor with 62 employees; Lecturer with 58 employees; and Lecturer with 55 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Governors State University were Management with 103 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 81 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 49 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Lecturer

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Governors State University was Female Assistant professor with 38 employees, Female Lecturer with 32 employees, and Female Associate professor with 32 employees.

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