Western Illinois University Graduate Schools

Western Illinois University (referred to as Western Illinois) is a Public, 4 years school located in Macomb, IL. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Western Illinois University is $11,996 for Illinois residents and $12,182 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,636 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 7,490 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Western Illinois University (referred to as Western Illinois) is a Public, 4 years school located in Macomb, IL. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1913 - Current[Estimated Date]).
Western Illinois Directory Information
School NameWestern Illinois University (Western Illinois)
Address1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455
Phone309-298-1414
Webhttps://www.wiu.edu
Online Applicationhttps://wiu.edu/admissions/apply_now
Financial Infohttps://www.wiu.edu/student_services/financial_aid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Western Illinois University is $11,996 for Illinois residents and $12,182 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,636 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 7,490 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 128 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Doctorate (Research). Among them, 24 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$12,182
$11,996 for Illinois Residents
Student Population1,636
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs128 graduate programs
(24 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio13 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Western Illinois University is $11,996 for Illinois residents and $12,182 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $347.
Western Illinois University offers the alternative tuition planstuition guarantee, including tuition guarantee.
Western Illinois University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)24 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Western Illinois University is $11,996 for Illinois residents and $12,182 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 1.55% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Illinois ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$7,767$3,691$7,767$3,691
2018-2019$7,767$3,837$7,767$3,837
2019-2020$7,962$3,841$7,962$3,841
2020-2021$8,156$3,840$8,156$3,840
2021-2022$8,319$3,863$8,319$3,863
The graduate school tuition & fees of Western Illinois is inexpensive compared to public graduate schools in Illinois. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Illinois graduate tuition is $18,541 (public) / $19,985 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Western Illinois University$11,996$12,182
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Illinois Graduate Schools$18,754$19,251
Public$11,876$18,541
Private$19,985
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $14,271 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Western Illinois University. On-campus living costs are increased by 4.16% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $14,271. Off-campus living costs are increased by 3.19% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$9,630$2,108$9,630$3,768
2018-2019$9,630$2,216$9,630$3,856
2019-2020$9,800$2,292$9,800$4,112
2020-2021$9,800$2,230$9,800$4,030
2021-2022$10,192$2,339$10,192$4,079
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $347 at Western Illinois University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 2.06% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2017-2018$324
2018-2019$324
2019-2020$332
2020-2021$340
2021-2022$347

Graduate Programs at Western Illinois

Western Illinois University offers 56 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 642 students have completed their study at Western Illinois University.
Offered Degrees at Western Illinois University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree418593
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship2012
Post Bachelor's Degree13637
Total5614642
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Western Illinois University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Business Statistics program with 16 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Computer and Information Sciences program with 86 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Educational Administration and Supervision (other) program with 19 completers.
Western Illinois University offers 56 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 642 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 593 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 37 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 6 completers-
Radio and Television6-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 59 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences59-
Education [+] (5 completers) 186 completers-
Education14-
Educational Leadership and Administration34$71,700
Superintendency and Educational System Administration11-
Educational/Instructional Technology15-
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education2-
Special Education and Teaching8-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services8$36,200
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services36-
Elementary Education and Teaching31-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)0-
Health Teacher Education19-
Reading Teacher Education8-
Engineering Technology [+] 12 completers-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician12-
English Language and Literature [+] 10 completers-
English Language and Literature10-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 1 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 17 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences17-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 12 completers-
Mathematics5-
Statistics7-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 12 completers-
Museology/Museum Studies12-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 74 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management26-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management27-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science21-
Physical Sciences [+] 23 completers-
Chemistry16-
Physics7-
Psychology [+] 12 completers-
Psychology8-
School Psychology4-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 49 completers$48,000
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration49-
Human Services [+] 6 completers-
Community Organization and Advocacy6-
Social Sciences [+] 29 completers-
Economics4-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics6-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography6-
Political Science and Government8-
Sociology5-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 19 completers-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts6-
Music13-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 16 completers-
Communication Sciences and Disorders16$47,200
Business [+] (2 completers) 48 completers-
Business Administration and Management36$61,800
Accounting12$52,900
History [+] 2 completers-
History2-
Total593
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 0 completers-
Environmental Science0-
Education [+] 12 completers-
Educational Administration and Supervision (other)12-
Total12
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (3 completers) 10 completers-
Educational/Instructional Technology3-
Health Teacher Education2-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor5-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Zoology/Animal Biology0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0 completers-
Museology/Museum Studies0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 0 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 4 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration4-
Human Services [+] 1 completers-
Community Organization and Advocacy1-
Social Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Geography3-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 0 completers-
Music0-
Business [+] 19 completers-
Business Administration and Management0-
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management5-
Business Statistics14-
Total37

Graduate Student Population at Western Illinois

For academic year 2021-2022, total 1,636 students enrolled into Western Illinois University graduate schools where it has total 7,490 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 704 full-time and 932 part-time graduate students. By gender, 633 male and 1,003 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,6366331,003
Full-time704320384
Part-tme932313619
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,126 White (68.83%), 127 Black/African American (7.76%), 91 Hispanic (5.56%), 20 Asian (1.22%), and 272 students with other races. 194 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,6366331,003
American Indian/Native American110
Asian20812
Black/African American1275176
Hispanic913061
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander110
White1,126402724
Two More271017
Un-Known492227
Non-resident Alien19410886
Western Illinois University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 665 graduate students (40.65% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 500 graduate students (30.56% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,636
Enrolled Online Exclusively665
Enrolled Some Online Courses500
Not in Online Courses471
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Western Illinois University. 472 students are aged 20 to 24 (28.85% of total students), 100 students are aged above 50 (6.11%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Western Illinois University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,6366331,003
Age 20-21391326
Age 22-24433176257
Age 25-29429170259
Age 30-3423595140
Age 35-391555699
Age 40-4924589156
Age 50-64903060
Over 641046

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