Western Illinois University

Acceptance Rate 72.48 %
2023 Tuition & Fees $14,406
Student Population 7,455
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $9,514
Graduation Rate 51 %

Academic Overview

Western Illinois University Campus, Macomb, IL
Western Illinois University is a public, four-years institute located in Macomb, Illinois. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $13,297 for Illinois residents and $14,406 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $12,182 for Illinois residents and $12,693 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 7,455 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 72.48% and the graduation rate is 51% last year.
The salary after graduation from Western Illinois University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $47,500. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, Western Illinois's tuition & fees is $13,297 for Illinois residents and $14,406 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $12,182 for in-state students and $12,693 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at Western Illinois. The acceptance rate of Western Illinois is 72.48% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 17.74%. The average graduation rate is 51% and the transfer-out rate is 31%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $9,514 and 94% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 7,455 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Western Illinois University is 72.48 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Western Illinois University is 51 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Western Illinois University is 31 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Western Illinois University is 72 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Western Illinois University is 7,455
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Western Illinois University is 13 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $9,514 at Western Illinois University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455
Online Applicationwiu.edu/admissions/apply_now/
Financial Aidwww.wiu.edu/student_services/financial_aid/
Net Price Calculatorwww.wiu.edu/student_services/financial_aid/netPriceCalculator.php
Veterans Tuitionwww.wiu.edu/student_services/veterans/
Disability Servicewww.wiu.edu/student_services/disability_resource_center/

Offered Degrees

Western Illinois offers 128 major programs through online and on-site education where 27 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Doctorate (Research)20
Post-Bachelor's Certificate136

Special Learning Opportunities

Western Illinois University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:3,083)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $3,952)

Veterans Benefits

Western Illinois University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges