Governors State University Rankings by Salary Score

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Governors State University is ranked on 2 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


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 based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for Governors State Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 21 95% 95% $18,750 $42,120 21
Biology, General 77 96% 96% Not Reported $32,930 77
Business Administration, Management and Operations 45 98% 98% $23,520 $41,750 45
Communication and Media Studies 36 93% 93% $20,000 $31,310 36
Computer and Information Sciences, General 21 89% 89% $15,000 $44,520 21
Computer Science 15 100% 100% $14,250 $48,040 15
Criminal Justice and Corrections 86 93% 93% $16,500 $42,680 86
English Language and Literature, General 78 92% 92% $18,500 $33,990 78
Health and Medical Administrative Services 36 100% 100% $27,070 $37,670 36
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 66 92% 92% $25,000 $35,890 66
Psychology, General 55 93% 93% $20,000 $30,480 55
Public Health 27 89% 89% $18,750 $31,130 27
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 94 100% 100% $12,500 $82,440 94
Social Work 52 84% 84% $25,000 $32,390 52
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 37 100% 100% $22,500 $34,350 37

Salary Scores for Governors State Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 7 92% 92% Not Reported $52,110 7
Business Administration, Management and Operations 60 96% 96% $51,250 $76,460 60
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 77 98% 98% $50,480 $53,780 77
Communication and Media Studies 25 96% 96% $61,500 $40,470 25
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 25 100% 100% $51,250 $51,390 25
Educational Administration and Supervision 69 100% 100% Not Reported $63,010 69
Health and Medical Administrative Services 22 93% 93% Not Reported $50,270 22
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 23 100% 100% Not Reported $37,210 23
Psychology, General 40 94% 94% Not Reported $42,190 40
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 26 100% 100% $41,000 $85,760 26
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 82 100% 100% $54,500 $67,470 82
Social Work 44 92% 92% $34,940 $44,850 44
Special Education and Teaching 60 100% 100% Not Reported $52,110 60

Salary Scores for Governors State Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Business Administration, Management and Operations 34 100% 100% Not Reported $88,860 34
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 62 100% 100% $66,800 $72,290 62

Most Recent Reviews

Lexi W 11/21/2019

I am very pleased with the education I was provided at GSU while earning my Master's degree in Occupational Therapy! The professors are very knowledgeable and genuinely care about their students academic and professional success. The program is set up in a way that prepares you for each upcoming fieldwork rotation within the semester. The professors even assisted my classmates and myself in finding a fieldwork placement out of state after expressing interest; GSU's MOT program has numerous fieldwork placement... Read More

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