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Western Illinois is a public graduate school in Macomb, Illinois. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 1,748 graduate students. Of the 37 graduate programs offered at Western Illinois University, 6 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Western Illinois University are Computer and Information Sciences, Educational Administration, and Student Affairs and College Counseling. 53% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
1,748
Part-Time Grad Students
919
Research Assistants
37
Teaching Assistants
64
Racial Diversity
  • White
    65.7%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    18.3%
  • African American
    6.6%
  • Hispanic
    4.4%
  • Unknown
    2.3%
  • Multiracial
    1.6%
  • Asian
    1.2%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 5 responses
  • Driven
    20%
  • Friendly
    20%
  • Engaged
    60%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 5 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    20%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    60%
  • Checked the MBA box on job applications
    20%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
80%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 5 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 5 responses
  • $50K-$75K
    20%
  • $25K-$50K
    20%
  • <$25K
    60%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 5 responses
  • $50-$75K
    20%
  • <$50K
    20%
  • Did not graduate yet
    60%
80%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 5 responses

Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Nightlife
    grade A minus
Median Household Income
$39,384
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$688
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$101,400
National
$217,500

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