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Governors State University
Governors State University 1 University Pky, University Park, Illinois 60484 Park Forest, IL 60484 Phone: (708) 534-5000
  • 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.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 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

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