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Governors State is a public graduate school in University Park, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 1,595 graduate students. Of the 32 graduate programs offered at Governors State University, 3 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Governors State University are Computer Science, Nursing Science, Education, and Practice, and Social Work. 60% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
1,595
Part-Time Grad Students
960
Research Assistants
2
Teaching Assistants
9
Racial Diversity
  • African American
    36.2%
  • White
    36.2%
  • Hispanic
    8.9%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    8%
  • Unknown
    6.2%
  • Asian
    2.6%
  • Multiracial
    1.8%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 3 responses
  • Down-to-earth
    33%
  • Friendly
    67%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 3 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    33%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    67%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 3 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 3 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 3 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 3 responses
  • <$25K
    100%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 3 responses
  • Did not graduate yet
    100%
67%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 3 responses

Living in the Area

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade unavailable
  3. Nightlife
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$52,250
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$978
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$124,100
National
$217,500

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