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Study at Governors State University

Governors State University is a public university located in University Park, Illinois. It was established in 1969. The campus is spread across an area of 750 acres. GSU offers more than 20 bachelors degrees, over 25 graduate degrees and more than 20 certificate programs. The university is organized into the following academic units:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Public Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Health and Human Services
GSU's campus is home to the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park and the Center for Performing Arts. There are many student clubs and organizations on campus as well.

Profile of Governors State University

Students attend Governors State in University Park, IL, a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Governors State degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in computer science and engineering, family and social work, therapy and Counselling, and medical administration.

Governors State Selectivity

Governors State is selective and does not offer open admission.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Governors State is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

There are 5, 692 students at the school . A large number of students at Governors State are 40 years old or older.

Governors State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching374educational administration, elementary school teaching, education of disabled, curriculum and instruction, early childhood education, reading teaching
Liberal Arts331liberal arts and sciences, English, political science, social services, interdisciplinary studies
Therapy and Counselling284psychology, substance abuse Counselling, communication disorders, physical therapy, Counselling psychology
Business and Management196business management, accounting, operations management, MIS
Family and Social Work154social work, public administration
Nursing and Emergency Medicine106nursing science, registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering96computer science
Medical administration88health care facilities management
Media61communication studies
Security and Law Enforcement58criminal justice and safety
Medical Support and Technology50speech pathology
Science38biology, analytical chemistry, chemistry, ecology
Art Studies18art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy18occupational therapy

Contact: Governors State

Governors State University

1 University Pky

University Park, IL 60466-0975

General Phone: (708) 534-5000


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