Governors State University
- Governors State University
Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students annually. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. With affordable tuition, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. Founded in 1969, GSU recently underwent major transition and is now a residential institution, accepting first-year students, transfer and graduate students. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate.
Through its Vision 2020 Strategic Plan, GSU emphasizes excellence, student success, social, ethical, and environmental responsibility. Students benefit from the university’s high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. GSU seeks to become a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSU offers five doctoral degrees in clinical/practice areas of health, counseling, and education.
The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions.