South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium

South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium

Three Decades of Higher Education Excellence Through Collaboration

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Local Campus Locations

Main Campus: 1 University Parkway, University Park, Il 60484

Extension Sites: Naperville Education Center; South Suburban College University Center (Oak Forest); 25+ satellite locations

Center Locations

Chicago Loop, Chicago O’Hare, Downers Grove, Elgin, Gurnee, Lincolnshire, Naperville, and Schaumburg

Major Programs of Study:

Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Media Arts & Technology

Annual Student Population:


Full Time: 35%

Part- Time: 65%

Average Student Age: 34

Number of Degree Programs: 51

Number of Certificate Programs: 23

College Description/Overview:

Governors State University (GSU) is the only public university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 5,700 students. GSU provides affordable and accessible undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students with undergraduate tuition that is the most affordable in Illinois. As an upper division university, course work begins at the junior baccalaureate level, making it ideal for students transferring from community colleges, adults returning to college, and those seeking to increase their qualifications through a graduate degree or certificate program. GSU students benefit from the university's high academic quality, convenient class times, and outstanding educational value.

Contact Information

Office of Admission, 708.534.4490; General Information, 708.534.5000; or visit us on the web at