Overview

Student Population
9,441
Western Illinois University overview
Location Macomb, Illinois
Online wiu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Western Illinois University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Religious Affiliation Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Macomb, Illinois, Western Illinois University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 9,767 prospective students applied, and 5,857 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,206 enrolled in the school.  7,631 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,810 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $8,541 plus fees of $4,356. Western Illinois University is ranked 861 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2019 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


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Admission Standards
Very Easy 
Western Illinois University overview
ACT 18/23
GPA 3.11
Applications Accepted
60% 
Western Illinois University overview
Applications Due May 15, 2020
Applicant Competition Average

Annual Cost to Attend

Illinois Resident Tuition
$8,541
In State Costs for Western Illinois University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$4,356
Room and Board $9,630
Budget for Other Expenses$2,108
Total One Year Cost$25,835
Out of State Tuition
$8,541
Out of State Costs for Western Illinois University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$4,356
Room and Board $9,630
Budget for Other Expenses$2,108
Total One Year Cost$25,835

Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$46,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
53% within 6 years

Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Western Illinois University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 16%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 14%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 12%
Education 8%
Communication 6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=149772 IPEDS survey data for Western Illinois University.