Western Illinois University is a public university that is located in the small town of Macomb, Illinois. WIU was established in 1899 as Western Illinois State Normal School, and focused on teacher training for a small body of students. As it grew, Western Illinois State Normal School became the Western Illinois State Teachers College. Today, WIU is made up of two campuses that offer a wide range of academic programs. WIU strives to be a leader in educational quality, opportunity and affordability among its peers, and focuses on a mission of preparing socially responsible, diverse students, faculty and staff to lead in a global society.
The school offers bachelot's, master's, and doctoral degrees, as well as certificates, from the following academic colleges and schools:
College of Arts & Sciences
College of Business & Technology
College of Education & Human Services
College of Fine Arts & Communication
Centennial Honors College
School of Distance Learning, International Studies & Outreach
School of Graduate Studies
WIU has a quality online program that allows students to take classes from any location. Online students are not required to attend face-to-face meetings, and students are able to do coursework according to their individual schedules. WIU offers many online courses, and online degree programs.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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