Western Illinois University

Acceptance Rate 67 %
SAT Average 985
Tuition & Fees $13,669
Student Population 7,490
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $8,636

Academic Overview

Western Illinois University Campus, Macomb, IL
Western Illinois University is a public, 4 or more 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 2022 tuition & fees are $12,940 for Illinois residents and $13,669 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 7,490 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 67% and the graduation rate is 46% 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.

2022 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2021-2022, tuition and fees of Western Illinois University are $12,940 for Illinois residents and $13,669 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2022 tuition and fees are $11,803 for in-state students and $12,182 for out-of-state students.
Western Illinois University 2022 Tuition & Fees
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2022 key academic statistics at Western Illinois. The acceptance rate of Western Illinois is 67% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 22%. The average graduation rate is 46% and the transfer-out rate is 35%. The average received amount of financial aid is $8,636 and 90% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 7,490 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 67 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Western Illinois University is 46 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Western Illinois University is 35 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Western Illinois University is 65 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Western Illinois University is 7,490
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 $8,636 at Western Illinois University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

Western Illinois offers 126 major programs through online and on-site education where 26 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
Bachelor's Degree7214
Post Bachelor's Degree134
Master's Degree398
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship20

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:4,400)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $3,750)

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