Governors State University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Governors State University ranks better than 54% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Governors State University ranks better than 68% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Salary and Debt by Major at Governors State University

We calculated a salary score for each of Governors State University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Governors State University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for Governors State Bachelor's Degrees

Governors State ranks higher than 54% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 21% $18,750 $42,123 21%
Biology, General 77% Not Reported $32,925 77%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 45% $23,520 $41,751 45%
Communication and Media Studies 36% $20,000 $31,314 36%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 21% $15,000 $44,523 21%
Computer Science 15% $14,250 $48,041 15%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 86% $16,500 $42,682 86%
English Language and Literature, General 78% $18,500 $33,993 78%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 36% $27,066 $37,671 36%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 66% $25,000 $35,891 66%
Psychology, General 55% $20,000 $30,475 55%
Public Health 27% $18,750 $31,133 27%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 94% $12,500 $82,440 94%
Social Work 52% $25,000 $32,391 52%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 37% $22,500 $34,348 37%

Salary Scores for Governors State Master's Degrees

Governors State ranks higher than 43% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 7% Not Reported $52,107 7%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 60% $51,250 $76,460 60%
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 77% $50,483 $53,775 77%
Communication and Media Studies 25% $61,500 $40,467 25%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 25% $51,250 $51,392 25%
Educational Administration and Supervision 69% Not Reported $63,005 69%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 22% Not Reported $50,270 22%
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 23% Not Reported $37,208 23%
Psychology, General 40% Not Reported $42,188 40%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 26% $41,000 $85,760 26%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 82% $54,504 $67,473 82%
Social Work 44% $34,935 $44,845 44%
Special Education and Teaching 60% Not Reported $52,107 60%

Salary Scores for Governors State Doctoral Degrees

Governors State ranks higher than 58% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 34% Not Reported $88,861 34%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 62% $66,800 $72,290 62%

Governors State University Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Khristina Brent 2/11/2018

Governors State University delivers a superb education that is instructional and creates an excellent experience to students who are majoring in Psychology and many other majors! The Professors are interested in the students and engaging in terms of academia and excellence in creating the best educational route for students. The successful core curriculum prepared myself for an amazing educational experience. I just recently received my acceptance letter from Adler University, where I will study Clinical Psychology... Read More

D. Rawls 4/27/2016

I love GSU. The classes was a nice size meaning your instructor will know you by name. They was very helpful and care about you succeeding. I received my B.S there. In would have stayed fire my master's, but Mrs. S. is over the criminal justice department who really do not give a crap....when 'chip'was over it he was AWESOME.