The number of states that operate summer residential governor's school programs fluctuates as programs gains and lose legislative funding. For example, Tennessee lost all its governor's school programs one year as a result of budget cuts; the programs were then reinstated, in slightly modified form, the following year. In general, between 15 and 20 states offer governor's school programs any given summer.


The National Conference of Governor's Schools maintains a list of known governor's school programs. Since many states offer multiple programs at the same time, the number of individual governor's schools is over 50. Access the full list on the Programs page.