Governors State University Graduate Program Reviews

100% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
of students recommend
(4.03 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 35 respondents

School Highlights

Grad. Rate
Has Online
Find an Online Degree:

School Ratings

Quality of Instruction
Student Financial Services
Satisfaction With Degree
Earning Potential
Prepared for Career

School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 7 more
  • Campus Setting: Rural: Fringe
  • Student Population: 5,938 (3,570 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 59% part-time, 41% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,052 in-state; $16,420 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2008

Small classes with a good price for masters degree
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2021

As a mom, it has indeed been challenging balancing raising children, college life, in conjunction with working. Challenging but not impossible. I am dedicated to showing my family that when you believe in yourself and combine dedication and hard work in the mix, success is not a far stretch. I appreciate for investing in people who like myself, dare to put the peddle to the metal and reach for success through education. It is initiatives like this one that gives me hope, especially as student paying out of pocket for my graduate degree and future in Public Service Administration.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

good and affordable state university with flexible classes hours
2.4 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2016

I chose GSU because of the tuition, the cheapest one I could find around Chicago. I an say that there were few good professors, but most of them were foreign students few years ago and I barely could understand their English. Not a good place for international students.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Substance Abuse Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

Governors State University is a great college to attend because I have earned my Bachelor degree in Psychology there as well as the Professors are excellent instruction that taught me everything I need to know to succeed in my career goal. I recommend Governors State University to everybody when need excellent education.
4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2018

My program is great for individuals interested in doing research in the communication discipline. I also get to understand how to produce film amd television in my program. I like my program because it has a producer side and technical side. I get an understand of the management of media productions while understanding methods to effectively getting work done in an ever changing environment.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019

The counseling program at GSU is beyond incredible! The professors are very detailed and thorough. They are passionate about this field. The instructors make class interesting by creating group discussion and application. It's truly a one of a kind program. I recommend this program to anyone that desires to go into the field of counseling. You won't regret it!
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019

Governors State University is a wonderful institution rich with opportunities. These opportunities open your eyes to another world view and perspective. GSU offers a variety of study abroad possibilities but most importantly they offer scholarships for these once in a lifetime experiences. So, if you desire to travel the world at a reasonable cost, receive an experience that will change your being and receive a high quality education then contact Governors State University!
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2019

If you are looking for a school the economically efficient, rich with diversity and support, then Governors State University is your place! It gives you that home away from home experience and the staff, instructors and students are great! The staff goes above and beyond to help students. The instructors are very balanced with their teaching methods so you won't ever get bored in class. The tuition is reasonable and they offer SEVERAL scholarships and resources as well. Just talking about GSU brings a smile to my face because I know I made the right decision in choosing Governors State and them choosing me. So, I recommend contacting the admissions department today to take a glimpse into this beautiful campus and GSU life! You won't regret it!
2.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2009

It was very unorganized. The office staff was confusing. The teachers were nice and decent.
100% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
Disclaimer: makes student reviews available via this site. The views expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the views of takes no position with respect to the information or opinions expressed in the user comments/reviews and is not responsible for their content. For additional information, refer to our Review Guidelines.

This website offers school details to prospective students as an informational resource. The appearance of a school listing on this website should not be interpreted as an endorsement by the school of this site. With the exception of the recommend rate percentage (which is the average based student-submitted ratings to our site), all of the data is sourced either from the National Center for Education Statistics or from an official representative of the school. NCES data is updated annually to reflect the most current available data, and student review information is updated in real time. For additional information, refer to our School Data Methodology.
This indicates that a school has an annual tuition of $15,000 or less as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics or based on the school's website.