Governors State University
Governors State University is one of the twelve public 4-year colleges in Illinois. The campus is located in a rural area, in University Park.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 5,185 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 199 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 107 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 54%).
Governors State University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $9,390, and fees were $2,356. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $18,780 and $2,356 respectively.
|Campus LocaleFringe Rural|
|Number of Students5,185|
|Student to Faculty Ratio10:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1975 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
03/01/1990 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
12/01/1981 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||875 to 1013|
|ACT||17 to 20|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$313/credit|
|In State Students||$313/credit|
|Out of State Students||$626/credit|
|In District Students||$353/credit|
|In State Students||$353/credit|
|Out of State Students||$706/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 88% of Governors State University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||--||--|
|State Grant & Scholarships||54%||$4,147|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||39%||$1,393|
|Federal Student Loans||70%||$9,935|
$16,000Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$14,675|
|$30,001 to $48,000$15,981|
|$48,001 to $75,000$17,994|
|$75,001 to $110,000$22,887|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.