Western Illinois University in Macomb

Macomb, IL

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Overview

Western Illinois University offers 393-degree programs and 21 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. 2 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 70%. 49% are women, and 51% are men. 5% percents of international students. Western Illinois University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Western Illinois University is 17988$, that is above national average. 55% of full-time Western Illinois University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $41,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Western Illinois University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$17,988
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Western Illinois University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,317
$30,001 - $48,000$16,245
$48,001 - $75,000$19,803
$75,001 - $110,000$22,768
$110,001+$22,905

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 5880

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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16%

Types of financial aids

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7212 of Western Illinois University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 75 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Western Illinois University number 16 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Illinois.

Students at Western Illinois University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
100%
$11,370
$30,001 - $48,000
100%
$10,075
$48,001 - $75,000
83.67%
$6,400
$75,001 - $110,000
73.49%
$3,455
$110,001+
58.96%
$2,677

Salary After Attending

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$41,100

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services

4%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition guaranteed plan

Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Western Illinois University.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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55%
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Western Illinois University graduation rate is above the national average.

55% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Western Illinois University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

7 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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70%

In comparison to National Average

Western Illinois University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 68%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 2% only.

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70%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 66%, so Western Illinois University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 4% only.

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70%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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22%

Total

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21%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

68%

Part-time retention rate

41%

The Western Illinois University full-time retention rate is 68% and part-time retention rate is 41%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Western Illinois University students submitting ACT scores

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97%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
18 - 23

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 18 - 23
Math: 17 - 24
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Western Illinois University is 14:1, that means that for every 14 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

14:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

636
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5%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Western Illinois University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Western Illinois University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Illinois.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Macomb Campus

The campus located by 1 University Circle address in Macomb, Illinois.

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Macomb Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Western Illinois University with 0.8% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Macomb Campus are burglary, arson, and forcible sex offense.

The percentage of crimes on Moline Campus

The campus located by 3300 River Drive address in Moline, Illinois.

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Moline Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Western Illinois University with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Moline Campus is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Western Illinois University offers 393 programs in total: 228 are for Bachelor's degree, 114 - for Master's degree, 45 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 6 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 312 universities in Illinois state, with one of the highest number of Postbaccalaureate certificate. Western Illinois University is one of the few institutions in Illinois that offers a Master's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 21 distance learning programs that are offered in the Western Illinois University: 12 are for Master's degree, 6 - for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Illinois state average data to help you compare.

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Western Illinois University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 9012 students with 270345 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1220 with 29283 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Western Illinois University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

There are so many fights on campus. There is a hatred for any student who wants to become an officer there. You are a target. The dorms are not monitored well at all. Weed is all you smell. Very racially divided as well. A little alarming on the daily.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I got my first bachelors here in 2010 on scholarship and it was the best choice I've ever made. I found amazing friends and top-notch professors who weren't in it for the paycheck. I went on to pursue other things and a few years later decided to get my MA in music therapy, so I went to another school (since WIU didn't have a MA at the time). The education style was totally different and was a *terrible* decision but I grew from it and in the end decided to go back to WESTERN to get a 2nd bachelors in the field I wanted and ended up getting a MUCH better education and 1:1 instruction/supervision. You can learn the hard way and waste thousands of dollars-or you can just go to Western.

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Overall Rating:

Fun it's cool. The performance was great

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Overall Rating:

My cousin goes there and it is awesome 😗🙃😂😀😀😀😀😀😗🙃😉😌😆☺️☺️😁😊😉😄😉😃😃😀

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Overall Rating:

Amazing University. I like everything

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Location & Website

Address: 1 University Circle

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3092951414

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: wiu.edu

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