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Western Illinois University Student Outcomes

Macomb, Illinois

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Graduation Rate

Percent of students graduating within 150% of normal completion time
54% vs. 41.9% national median
Graduation Rates for Western Illinois University
Years Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree
within 4 years 30% earned a bachelor degree
within 5 years 49% earned a bachelor degree
within 6 years 53% earned a bachelor degree

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. These statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Western Illinois University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Western Illinois University is less effective than average in terms of graduating students.

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Post Graduation Earnings

Average Salary After 10 Years
$46,000 vs. $34,300 national median
Average salary after attending Western Illinois University
Years Average Earnings
after 6 years $35,000 per year
after 7 years $38,000 per year
after 8 years $41,100 per year
after 9 years $43,000 per year
after 10 years $46,000 per year

10 years after enrolling, the average income of former Western Illinois University students who are working and no longer in school is $46,000, which is 34% higher than the national median. Sources, U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard / Department of Treasury.

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Student Loan Debt Upon Graduation

Median Student Loan Debt for Graduates
$24,704
Percent of students receiving Federal Loans
70%

Student Loan Repayment

Median Loan Payment
$255 per month
Percent of students actively repaying their loans
61% vs. 47% national average

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