Governors State University was an upper division university admitting only transfer  and graduate students prior to the fall of 2014 when it began admitting first-time, full-time freshmen. Compiled graduation rates are currently limited to full-time and part-time degree-seeking transfer and graduate level students. Graduation rates are updated annually in the fall. Historical trends for transfer and graduate students are available in the attached document.  Graduation Rates.  



Retention rates are tracked two years out from the time of enrollment with the university. The undergraduate category includes degree-seeking transfer students. The Lower Division category includes the first-time, full-time degree-seeking freshmen. Historical trends for students are available in the attached document. Retention Rates.



The Student Achievement Measure (SAM) is a national project which provides an improved way to report undergraduate student progress and completion. SAM tracks student movement across postsecondary institutions to provide a more complete picture of undergraduate student progress and completion within the higher education system. SAM is an alternative to the federal graduation rate, which is limited to tracking the completion of first-time, full-time students at one institution. The GSU Student Achievement report is available below in PDF and online interactive formats.  A link to the official SAM website is provided above.

GSU Student Achievement Measure PDF Format 

GSU Student Achievement Measure Online Version