School Overview

The following table shows the basic characteristic of Western Illinois University and directory information. You may want to visit the school's website to check application deadlines, requirements, and financial information.
Contact Information
Address1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455
Admission Information
Net Price
School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship

Acceptance Rate and Admission Statistics

The acceptance rate of Western Illinois University is 72.48% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 17.74%. The application fees are $30 for undergraduate programs and $30 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate72.48 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)17.74 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$30
Graduate Application Fees$30

Tuition & Fees

Western Illinois's 2023 tuition & fees is $13,297 for Illinois residents and $14,406 for out-of-students. The undergraduate tuition increased by 8.34% compared to the last year's rate based on out-of-state rate ($13,297).
For graduate programs, its 2023 tuition & fees is $12,182 for Illinois residents and $12,693 for out-of-students. The graduate tuition increased by 4.19% compared to the last year's rate.
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$13,297$14,406
Graduate Tuition & Fees$12,182$12,693
*Data Source: 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 7,455 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 1,744 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. Western Illinois has 5,394 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 2,061 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students7,455
Undergraduate Students5,394
Graduate Students2,061
Online Enrollment1,744

Degree Information and Campus Life

Western Illinois offers 128 programs including both undergraduate and graduate programs. 27 out of the 128 programs are offerd via distace learning (online programs).
The following tables summarizes the offered programs, on-campus services, and special learning opportunities offered by Western Illinois
Offered DegreesOn-Campus ServiceLearning opportunities
Number of programs128 Programs
Number of online programs27 Programs
Offered Degrees/ProgramsBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students
Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification