General Information About Governors State University
At Governors State University, our mission is: I. to offer a demonstrably excellent education that meets the demands of our region and state for engaged, knowledgeable citizens and highly skilled professionals, and that is accessible to all including those traditionally underserved by higher education; II. to cultivate and enlarge a diverse and intellectually stimulating community of learners guided by a culture that embodies: i. openness of communication; ii. diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives; iii. mutual respect and cooperation; iv. critical inquiry, constant questioning and continuing assessment; and v. on-going research and scholarship; and III. to strengthen and enhance the educational, cultural, social and economic development of the region through partnerships with governmental, business, educational, civic and other organizations.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- Teacher certification
- Distance learning opportunities
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- On-campus day care for students' children
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Bachelor's degree
- Postbaccalaureate certificate
- Master's degree
- Post-master's certificate
Campus Setting Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 7,788 Native American 11.0 Asian 69.0 African American 1,321.0 Hispanic 226.0 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,250 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 690