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IPEDS ID: 143853
OPE ID: 00165700
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Midwestern University-Downers Grove
555 31st Street, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515-5514
General information:  (630) 969-4400
Website:  www.midwestern.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Master's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Doctor's degree - other
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,971 (0 undergraduate)
Admissionswww.midwestern.edu/Programs_and_Admission/Admissions_Overview.html
Financial Aidwww.midwestern.edu/programs_and_admission/student_financial_services.html
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.midwestern.edu/programs-and-admission/student-financial-services/veterans-educational-benefits.html
Disability Serviceswww.midwestern.edu/downers_grove_campus/student_services/disability_services.html
Mission Statement
  Mission
Midwestern University's historical and sustaining philosophy dedicates the institution and its resources to the highest standards of academic excellence to meet the educational needs of the health care community.

Vision
Midwestern University will provide a safe and healthy environment that challenges its faculty, staff, and students to:

-Promote and maintain the osteopathic philosophy
-Nourish intellectual creativity and foster the critical thinking and communication skills that stimulate personal growth and engender professional development
-Support the teaching, scholarly activity, and service capabilities of the University
-Respect, appreciate, and acknowledge the achievements of all members of the academic community
-Embrace cultural and social diversity in the academic community and the community-at-large
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Special Learning Opportunities
None
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty3005
Instructional2674
Research and public service331
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$41,482
Fees$652
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2016-2017, therefore financial aid information was not reported.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2016-2017, therefore net price information was not reported.
Fall 2017
Total enrollment (all graduate)2,971
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 26%
Black or African American: 2%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 61%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
  • Institutions that did not offer undergraduate programs were not required to report Outcome Measures.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences, General93-
Category total93-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dentistry-127
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-2
Occupational Therapy/Therapist490
Optometry-0
Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy-194
Pharmacy-200
Physical Therapy/Therapist-55
Physician Assistant84-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist43-
Category total176578
Psychology
Clinical Psychology2414
Category total2414
Grand total293592
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
  • All programs at Midwestern University (MWU) have been approved to receive VA benefits through the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs.
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 6
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $17,672
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1993 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs6/10/1991 - 6/30/2013Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree4/1/1997 -  Accredited
Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral Degree(!)8/1/2016 -  Pre-Accredited
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs12/4/2015 - 4/25/2018Pre-Accredited
American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degree(!)7/1/1903 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist10/29/1997 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs9/18/2012 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs2/1/2013 - 2/24/2018Accredited
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs2/24/2018 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations010
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery001
Aggravated assault000
Burglary010
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape000
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate0.1%0.3%0.2%
Number in default253
Number in repayment1,4851,4621,403
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)