Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL
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Western Illinois University Review

Macomb, IL, 1 University Circle
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A
Facilities A
Activities and Groups A-
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Excellent

Western Illinois University is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 11,094 students and offering 130 degrees in Macomb, IL.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Western Illinois University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Education and Liberal Arts
587 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics
0
Art Studies
14
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
1
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
23
Communication Sciences and Disorders
16
14
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
22
Educational Administration and Supervision
7
Educational/instructional Technology
4
25
1
Educational Leadership and Administration
30
Elementary Education and Teaching
65
24
English Language and Literature
24
18
0
Foreign Languages and Literatures
1
French Language and Literature
4
French Language Teacher Education
0
General Studies
0
Health Teacher Education
0
13
Liberal Arts
26
4
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
12
Reading Teacher Education
35
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
12
Spanish Language and Literature
20
Spanish Language Teacher Education
0
Special Education and Teaching
18
12
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
92
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
30
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
14
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Human and Social Sciences
565 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
5
0
Anthropology
9
Community Organization and Advocacy
0
4
History
25
6
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
239
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
13
Museology/museum Studies
16
0
Philosophy
3
Political Science
39
14
Psychology
100
13
Religion/religious Studies
0
School Psychology
7
Social Work
46
Sociology
21
2
Women's Studies
3
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Legal and Law
438 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Law Enforcement Administration
380
26
11
Fire Services Administration
6
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
15
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Business
394 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
61
15
Business Administration and Management
61
29
0
Business/managerial Economics
10
Business Statistics
1
Economics
2
10
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences
75
Finance
30
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration
19
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
26
0
Marketing/marketing Management
55
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Mathematics and Science
210 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biology
80
15
Chemistry
25
12
Geography
6
1
1
Geology/earth Science
11
Mathematics
10
9
Meteorology
6
Physics
6
18
Statistics
0
Zoology
10
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Healthcare
153 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/trainer
10
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
1
Dietetics/dietitian
0
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
0
Health/health Care Administration/management
19
0
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
77
15
Public Health Education and Promotion
3
Registered Nurse
28
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Agriculture
106 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agriculture
106
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Hospitality
94 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Management
0
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
79
15
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Communication and Media
86 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
28
Journalism
17
Radio and Television
33
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Computer Technology
75 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
23
34
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
6
Information Technology
12
Management Information Systems
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Art and Design
75 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
10
8
Fine Arts
2
Music
2
14
Music Performance
30
Visual and Performing Arts
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Trades and Careers
46 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Construction Management
46
Fashion Merchandising
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
13
Engineering
42 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Engineering
10
Engineering Technology
29
Environmental Science
0
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Western Illinois University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management
Law Enforcement Administration
Educational/instructional Technology
Elementary Education and Teaching
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Registered Nurse
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Didactic Program in Dietetics American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels Commission on English Language Program Accreditation English Language
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
law enforcement administration, Class of 1977

Classes are taught by professors who have actually worked in law enforcement

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA, Class of 2002

I did on-line classes and never attended at the university. I needed a bachelors degree to be come a pharmaceutical rep and this was cheaper than getting my BSN. I am a RN w/ and ADN from John Wood Community College.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Social Work and Psychology, Class of 1995

Volunteer opportunities and internship helped implement what we learned in the classroom.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
law enforcement administration, Class of 1977

Midwestern values, mostly pig farmers and police

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Philosophy B.A., Class of 1984

diverse, middle class, primarily white, Chicago suburban students

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Social Work and Psychology, Class of 1995

Many from the Chicago area. A diverse ethnic group. Ratio to men vs women was about equal.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
law enforcement administration, Class of 1977

Very adequate, mid-size campus. My dining hall was at the top of my dorm(18th floor) providing a wonderful view to enhance the dining experience.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Social Work and Psychology, Class of 1995

There was a computer lab in each dorm. The library was very nice. Each dorm also had a dining hall.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
law enforcement administration, Class of 1977

Greek life and parties at the nearby lake

Rated January 2016
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