Big ideas help students succeed at Governors State University

Academic excellence and innovation are natural partners. At Governors State University you’ll find an abundance of both. The university is expert at offering a great education at a great value to both our Illinois AND Indiana students. One major innovation at GSU is that Indiana residents now pay the same low in state tuition as Illinois residents. GSU’s tuition and fees are the lowest of all the state universities in Illinois.

No matter what your education goals, GSU has degree and certificate programs that will help you get there. In every program, you’ll find gifted professors and small class sizes to help you reach your goals. You’ll also find more than 70 student clubs and honor societies that encourage you to explore whatever interests you.

GSU offers classes when you need them during the day or evening, online, on television and at locations around the region. The main campus is adjacent to I-57 and near I-80. It is also accessible through Metra Electric and PACE lines.

Whether you are a traditional age freshman beginning your first year of college, an adult returning to school after service in the military or busy with work and family obligations, or a graduate student seeking to hone your professional credentials, GSU has the education option designed to meet your needs.

• Enroll in our first freshman class and complete your first two years of general education courses in an innovative program that stresses student achievement through small classes and themed areas of study.

• If you are interested in transferring to GSU to complete a degree begun at another institution or even years earlier, attend a Transfer Thursday session and learn if you are accepted instantly. Transfer Thursday takes place two Thursdays per month. At Transfer Thursday, you check-in with your official transcripts and complete an application. You then take a tour of the campus, meet with a financial aid advisor and receive your admission decision before you leave.

• If you already have an undergraduate degree, consider the next step and earn a graduate degree or certificate. GSU has 28 master’s degree programs, five doctoral programs and 23 certificate programs – each one designed to qualify you for a brighter future with the skills and tools you need.

All GSU programs are taught by professors who serve as talented educators, researchers and mentors and who ready to help you take the next step in your education and career.

There are many ways to enhance your options at GSU. Learn more. Go to or call 708.534.4490. It is never too late to start on your future.

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