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IPEDS ID: 149772
OPE ID: 00178000
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Western Illinois University
1 University Circle, Macomb, Illinois 61455
General information:  (309) 295-1414
Website:  www.wiu.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  Town: Remote
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  11,094 (9,141 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Admissionswww.wiu.edu/admissions/
Apply Onlinewiu.edu/admissions/apply_now/
Financial Aidwww.wiu.edu/student_services/financial_aid/
Net Price Calculatorwww.wiu.edu/student_services/financial_aid/netPriceCalculator.php
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.wiu.edu/student_services/veterans/
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.wiu.edu/clery/gradrates.php
Mission Statement
  Western Illinois University empowers students, faculty, and staff to lead dynamic and diverse communities. We provide student-centered undergraduate and graduate programs characterized by innovative teaching, research, and service, grounded in interdisciplinary, regional and global perspectives. We engage our students in educational opportunities guided by a professional and diverse faculty and staff in collaboration with alumni and community partners.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty63247
Instructional63247
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-114
Instructional-76
Research-38
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$11,182$11,767$12,217$12,8895.5%
Out-of-state$15,188$15,969$16,533$17,2914.6%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,410$900$9000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,820$9,190$9,450$9,5801.4%
Other$3,173$2,707$2,667$2,037-23.6%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
On Campus$24,375$25,074$25,234$25,4060.7%
Out-of-state
On Campus$28,381$29,276$29,550$29,8080.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$7,691
In-state fees$3,299
Out-of-state tuition$13,441
Out-of-state fees$3,299
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Western Illinois University offers guaranteed tuition and fees, as well as guaranteed room and board rates for each new class of entering students. The guaranteed rates remain in effect for four years as long as students maintain continuous enrollment.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,39488%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,23578%$11,157,983$9,035
Federal grants81752%$3,959,510$4,846
Pell grants81652%$3,723,962$4,564
Other federal grants23915%$235,548$986
State/local government grant or scholarships73947%$3,135,580$4,243
Institutional grants or scholarships1,08969%$4,062,893$3,731
Student loan aid1,16874%$9,213,024$7,888
Federal student loans1,16274%$7,894,039$6,793
Other student loans1208%$1,318,985$10,992
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid17,21275%$55,616,493$7,712
Pell grants4,45746%$19,164,139$4,300
Federal student loans6,79770%$52,367,227$7,704
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$16,919$16,829$16,412
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$14,583$14,317$13,864
$30,001 – $48,000$16,416$16,245$15,159
$48,001 – $75,000$20,430$19,803$18,834
$75,001 – $110,000$22,567$22,768$21,779
$110,001 and more$22,754$22,905$22,557
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment11,094
Undergraduate enrollment9,141
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,105
Graduate enrollment1,953
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 89%
Part-time: 11%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 19%
Hispanic/Latino: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 62%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 85%
25 and over: 15%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 94%
Out-of-state: 6%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 45%
Part-time: 55%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 21%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 73%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 19%
Enrolled in some distance education: 14%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 67%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants10,8774,7386,139
Percent admitted60%58%62%
Percent admitted who enrolled23%26%22%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
ACT1,48997%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
ACT Composite1823
ACT English1823
ACT Math1724
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 68%
Part-time students: 41%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 57 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 53%
Transfer-out rate: 34%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 29%
6-year: 56%
8-year: 58%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 32%
6-year: 53%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 50%
Female: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 33%
Asian: 47%
Black or African American: 42%
Hispanic/Latino: 40%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 57%
Two or more races: 36%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 57%
Non-resident alien: 10%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agriculture, General106---
Category total106---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies3--0
Women's Studies2--0
Category total5--0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General8015--
Zoology/Animal Biology---10
Category total8015-10
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting6115--
Business Administration and Management, General6129d-0
Business Statistics---1
Business/Managerial Economics8---
Construction Management46---
Fashion Merchandising0---
Finance, General29---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General0---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General18---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management25--0
Management Information Systems, General0---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General55---
Category total30344d-1
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production28---
Category total28---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism14---
Radio and Television338--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric89---
Category total1368--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General2334--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications6---
Information Technology12---
Category total4134--
Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education1---
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-23--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-22--
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other--7-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-30--
Educational/Instructional Technology425d-1d
Elementary Education and Teaching6524d--
French Language Teacher Education0---
Health Teacher Education013--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching12---
Reading Teacher Education-35--
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-12--
Spanish Language Teacher Education0---
Special Education and Teaching, General1812--
Superintendency and Educational System Administration-14--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor---6
Category total100210d77d
Engineering
Engineering, General10---
Category total10---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technology, General29---
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-3--
Category total293--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General2418-0
Category total2418-0
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General74---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General0---
Category total74---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General1---
French Language and Literature1---
Spanish Language and Literature9---
Category total11---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer10---
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist1---
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General1614--
Dietetics/Dietitian0---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management19--0
Public Health Education and Promotion3---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse28d---
Category total77d14-0
History
History, General246--
Category total246--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration38026d-11
Fire Services Administration6---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other15---
Category total40126d-11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies0---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other239d---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies264--
Category total265d4--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General---0
Mathematics, General109--
Statistics, General-0--
Category total109-0
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General13---
Museology/Museum Studies-15-0
Category total1315-0
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science--0-
Category total--0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science7715--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General7915--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-30--
Category total15660--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy2---
Religion/Religious Studies0---
Category total2---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1012--
Chemistry, Other15---
Geology/Earth Science, General11---
Meteorology5---
Physics, General618--
Category total4730--
Psychology
Psychology, General9613--
School Psychology-7--
Category total9620--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy-0-4
Social Work46---
Category total460-4
Social Sciences
Anthropology6---
Economics, General210--
Geography61-1
Political Science and Government, General3814--
Sociology172--
Category total6927-1
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General13---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General98--
Fine/Studio Arts, General2---
Music Performance, General30---
Music, General214--
Visual and Performing Arts, Other9---
Category total6522--
Grand total2,218565734
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 203
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 12
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 12
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 2
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $4,417
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $3,645
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,238
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 77%
Part-time students: 44%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined8373
Baseball33
Basketball1515
Football105
Golf1310
Soccer3332
Softball18
Swimming and Diving2021
Tennis98
Volleyball16
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1913 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics12/1/1979 - 10/12/2006Accredited
Didactic Program in Dietetics10/12/2006 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs9/9/1975 - 5/31/2004Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs9/9/1975 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/16/2010 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language12/1/2001 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)1/1/2010 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1961 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)7/1/2009 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
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2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations13413499
Liquor law violations185156120
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations1118368
Liquor law violations1147642
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible133
Rape5
Fondling2
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery001
Aggravated assault346
Burglary57563
Motor vehicle theft132
Arson342
  • "For 2013, Line (F) needs to be changed from (0) to (1) because the Sexual Assault was reported in February 2015.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible112
Rape5
Fondling1
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault223
Burglary55553
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson231
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate7.1%5.5%7.2%
Number in default251187220
Number in repayment3,5243,3753,055
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)