School Overview

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.

School Details

Location: 1 University Circle,Macomb, IL 61455

Religious Affiliation: Not applicable

Sector & Type: Public, Not-for-profit

Military Support:

  • Credit for Training
  • Dedicated POC
  • Member of SOC
  • Recognized SVO
  • Yellow Ribbon

Highest Offering: Doctorate

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Affordability

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