Governors State University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$8,160

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,143

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.13%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

41.3%

1,201 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

5,819

49.3% 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 (166 degrees awarded), General Psychology (123 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (95 degrees).

In 2016, 1,721 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Governors State University. 63.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (719 degrees), 1.4 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (514 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Governors State University is $8,160, which is $-12,000 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Governors State University is $8,160, which is $-12,000 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,143.

In 2016, 45% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 74% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,160

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Governors State University was $8,160. The cost of tuition at Governors State University is $-12,000 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$16,143

2016 Value

6.58%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Governors State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,143. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Governors State University grew by 6.58%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,119

Room and Board

$900

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Governors State University was of $10,119 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $900. The cost of room and board increased by 12.4% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

45%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

74%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

45% of undergraduate students at Governors State University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 22.4% with respect to 2015, when 58% 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.

6.13%

2015 Default Rate

102

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Governors State University was 6.13%, which represents 102 out of the 1663 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 1,201 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 7.81% annual growth. Out of those 1,201 applicants, 496 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 41.3% acceptance rate.

There were 5,819 students enrolled at Governors State University in 2016, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Governors State University has an overall enrollment yield of 44%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

41.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

496

Accepted Out of 1,201

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Governors State University was 41.3% (496 admissions from 1,201 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 38.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 7.81%, while admissions grew by 14.5%.

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SAT Scores

0%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at Governors State University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Governors State University has a total enrollment of 5,819 students. The full-time enrollment at Governors State University is 2,866 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,953. This means that 49.3% of students enrolled at Governors State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Governors State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36.5% Black or African American, 34.2% White, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 2.11% Two or More Races, 1.68% Asian, 0.155% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0859% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Governors State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (27.9%), followed by White Female (18.4%) and White Male (14.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (22.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (16.3%) and White Male (6.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

49.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Governors State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,819 students. The full-time enrollment at Governors State University is 2,866 and the part-time enrollment is 2,953. This means that 49.3% of students enrolled at Governors State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%

2016 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 55%. 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

    2,122

  2. White

    1,993

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    600

The enrolled student population at Governors State University is 36.5% Black or African American, 34.2% White, 10.3% Hispanic or Latino, 2.11% Two or More Races, 1.68% Asian, 0.155% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0859% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 444 students (7.63%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 475 more women than men received degrees from Governors State University. The majority of degree recipients at Governors State University are white (719 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (514 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Governors State University is Liberal Arts & Sciences (166 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (123 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (95 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 (227 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (117 degrees), and Psychology (177 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

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, applications & systems software (432,956 people), Social workers (344,738 people), Miscellaneous managers (313,366 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (277,042 people), and Counselors (228,831 people).

The most specialized majors at Governors State University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (227 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (117 degrees), Psychology (177 degrees), Protective Services (117 degrees), and English (43 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Governors State University are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Governors State University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (227 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (117 degrees), Psychology (177 degrees), Protective Services (117 degrees), and English (43 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 (638,131 people), Computer Systems Design (575,098 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (426,425 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (373,951 people), and Hospitals (324,094 people).

The most specialized majors at Governors State University are Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (227 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (117 degrees), Psychology (177 degrees), Protective Services (117 degrees), and English (43 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. 166 degrees awarded

  2. 123 degrees awarded

  3. 95 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Governors State University was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 166 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 623

  2. 1,098

In 2016, 623 degrees were awarded to men at Governors State University, which is 0.567 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,098).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 148 degrees were awarded to men at Governors State University in Computer Science, which is 2.85 times more than the 52 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 119 degrees were awarded to women at Governors State University in General Psychology, which is 4.58 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

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100% Completion Time

N/A%

150% Completion Time

In N/A, N/A% of students graduating from Governors State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, N/A% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and N/A% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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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 (67.2%).

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

    719 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    514 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    138 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Governors State University is white (719 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (514 degrees).

5.64% of degree recipients (97 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    449 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    392 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    270 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Governors State University is white female (449 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (392 degrees).

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Operations

Governors State University has an endowment valued at nearly $1.87M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.14k (0.381%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Governors State University had a total expenditure of $123M. Of that $123M, they spent $54.2M on salaries and $123M on benefits.

Governors State University employs 60 Associate professors, 57 Assistant professors, and 40 Lecturers. Most academics at Governors State University are Female Assistant professors (43), Male Associate professors(30), and Female Associate professors (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Governors State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 97 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 86 employees, and Management with 73 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.87M

2015 Endowment

11.4%

growth from 2014

Governors State University has an endowment valued at about $1.87M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Governors State University grew 11.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27M 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. $5.55M - Federal

  2. $680k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Governors State University received $5.55M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $680k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$54.2M

Salary Expenditure

$123M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Governors State University had a total expenditure of $123M. Of that $123M, they spent $54.2M on salaries and $123M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Governors State University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$54.2M

2015 Salaries

5.49%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Governors State University paid a median of $54.2M in salaries, which represents 44.1% of their overall expenditure ($123M) and a 5.49% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.15% growth from 2013 and a 0.817% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.7M

Instructional Salaries

222

Number of Employees

In 2015, Governors State University paid a total of $17.7M to 222 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

60 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

97 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Governors State University were Associate professor with 60 employees; Assistant professor with 57 employees; and Assistant professor with 40 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Governors State University were Office and Administrative Support with 97 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 86 employees; and Management with 73 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Governors State University was Female Assistant professor with 43 employees, Male Associate professor with 30 employees, and Female Associate professor with 30 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Governors State University.

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