Skip Navigation
small NCES header image
College Navigator
College Navigator

Name of School

States (use map for more than 1 state)

use map
ZIP Code 


 0 Items Selected

Level of Award  help

Institution Type help

waiting for map to load
Loading map...

IPEDS ID: 149772
OPE ID: 00178000
add to favorites
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle, Macomb, Illinois 61455
General information:  (309) 295-1414
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:  11,707 (9,873 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
  By enacting our values and supporting the synergy between instruction, research, creativity, and service, Western Illinois University prepares a socially responsible, diverse student, faculty, and staff population to lead in the global society.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and 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
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 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty65070
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-121
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,41017.5%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,138$8,460$8,820$9,1904.2%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$22,485$23,420$24,375$25,0742.9%
On Campus$26,094$27,244$28,381$29,2763.2%
This calculator uses estimated student expenses data to estimate the total tuition and fees charged over the duration of a typical 4-year program at this school.
1. Select starting academic year
2. Select tuition inflation rate

% (0-100 allowed)
  • This school has a guaranteed tuition plan which may reduce the total estimated tuition and fees over the duration of a program. For further details please contact the institution.
  • The output is only an estimate and not a guarantee of the actual amount the student may be charged; it is not binding on the Secretary, the institution of higher education, or the State; and it may change, subject to the availability of financial assistance, State appropriations, and other factors. The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for, and receive, an actual financial aid award that includes federal grant, loan, or work-study assistance.
  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
  • Estimated yearly tuition and fees may not sum to totals because of rounding.
Estimate the total tuition and fee costs over the duration of a typical program.
 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$7,242
In-state fees$2,768
Out-of-state tuition$14,484
Out-of-state fees$2,768
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
  • Western Illinois University has a guaranteed four-year rate for tuition, fees, and room & board. All new undergraduate students entering the University are automatically included in the plan, which freezes the per-hour rate you pay for a four-year period.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid11,41582%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,11965%$8,615,060$7,699
Federal grants76144%$3,337,441$4,386
Pell grants75343%$3,167,709$4,207
Other federal grants16910%$169,732$1,004
State/local government grant or scholarships68940%$2,985,750$4,333
Institutional grants or scholarships84649%$2,291,869$2,709
Student loan aid1,19469%$9,032,245$7,565
Federal student loans1,19069%$7,762,550$6,523
Other student loans1227%$1,269,695$10,407
  • 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 aid16,77666%$47,776,404$7,051
Pell grants4,39043%$17,768,730$4,048
Federal student loans7,21070%$55,049,539$7,635
  • 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.
Average net price$14,133$15,088$16,919
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 Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$11,415$13,569$14,583
$30,001 – $48,000$13,830$15,015$16,416
$48,001 – $75,000$18,082$19,069$20,430
$75,001 – $110,000$21,083$22,036$22,567
$110,001 and more$21,579$22,648$22,754
  • 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.
Net Price Calculator
An institution’s net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.
Visit this institution's net price calculator
Fall 2013
Total enrollment11,707
Undergraduate enrollment9,873
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,243
Graduate enrollment1,834
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 89%
Part-time: 11%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 17%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 67%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 86%
25 and over: 14%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 93%
Out-of-state: 6%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 44%
Part-time: 56%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 16%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 79%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 12%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 75%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants10,5544,4876,067
Percent admitted59%59%59%
Percent admitted who enrolled26%31%23%
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 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  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 English1723
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: 63%
Part-time students: 60%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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, 56 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 56%
Transfer-out rate: 32%
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 2005]
4-year: 30%
6-year: 53%
8-year: 55%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 29%
6-year: 56%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
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: 53%
Female: 60%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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: 36%
Asian: 45%
Black or African American: 39%
Hispanic/Latino: 54%
White: 59%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 53%
Non-resident alien: 60%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • 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, General103---
Category total103---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies3---
Women's Studies4---
Category total7---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General9121-0
Zoology/Animal Biology---15
Category total9121-15
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General6439d--
Business/Managerial Economics3---
Construction Management62---
Finance, General24---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General5---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management22---
Management Information Systems, General10---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General45---
Category total29249d--
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production37---
Category total37---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Radio and Television338--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric105---
Category total1658--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General2421--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications12---
Information Technology3---
Category total3921--
Bilingual and Multilingual Education2---
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-24--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-23--
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other--3-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-83--
Educational/Instructional Technology719d-5
Elementary Education and Teaching10425--
Health Teacher Education310--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching25---
Reading Teacher Education-36--
Secondary Education and Teaching-0--
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-14--
Special Education and Teaching, General3716--
Superintendency and Educational System Administration-13--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor---4
Category total178263d39
Engineering, General7---
Category total7---
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technology, General13---
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician011--
Category total1311--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General3010--
Category total3010--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General58---
Category total58---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature0---
Spanish Language and Literature8---
Category total8---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer12---
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist2---
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General1916--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management7---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse28d---
Category total68d16--
History, General318--
Category total318--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration36114-0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other19---
Category total38014-0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies247d---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other21---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies2812--
Category total296d12--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General---0
Mathematics, General1110--
Category total1110-0
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Museology/Museum Studies-12-0
Category total-12-0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science7412--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General8118--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-31--
Category total15561--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies2---
Category total8---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1229--
Chemistry, Other13---
Geology/Earth Science, General18---
Physics, General47--
Category total6436--
Psychology, General9113--
School Psychology-9--
Category total9122--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy---1
Social Work53---
Category total53--1
Social Sciences
Economics, General317--
Political Science and Government, General3312--
Category total8739-3
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General24---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General95--
Fine/Studio Arts, General5---
Music Performance, General40---
Music, General04--
Visual and Performing Arts, Other3---
Category total819--
Grand total2,353622328
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined9284
Swimming and Diving22
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
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations110153134
Liquor law violations227331185
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations100101111
Liquor law violations161131114
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible8813
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)100
Aggravated assault013
Motor vehicle theft011
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible8811
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)100
Aggravated assault002
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) 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.
  • 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate7.2%7.7%10.7%
Number in default220222315
Number in repayment3,0552,8512,931
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey


No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.
National Center for Education Statistics -
U.S. Department of Education