Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL

Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL

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Your potential. Our purpose.

Western Illinois University’s Business and Accounting programs are ranked in the top 5% of Business programs worldwide due to our accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). With industry partnerships and international experience, WIU prepares Business students for high-demand careers and delivers marketable solutions to enhance economic and social vitality.

Students at WIU benefit from intense professional development seminars, business-focused career fairs, and corporate networking opportunities. Our quality bachelor’s and master’s degree programs emphasize practical experiences, research, and career-focused outcomes.

●  The Accountancy program has achieved the highest overall pass rate on the CPA exam among all Illinois public universities, with a 94% student employment rate within three months of graduation.

● Agriculture students get hands-on experience with over 300 acres of University farmland, livestock, agriculture laboratories, and test stations as well as research at off-campus sites.

● Business Analytics majors learn technical skills in data mining, statistical modeling, and forecasting to support data-driven decision-making in the contemporary business world.

● Computer Science and Cyber Security majors learn through practical courses including databases, networks, operating systems, graphics, artificial intelligence, ethical hacking, secure coding, and client/remote exploitation.

● Engineering students get hands-on experience working with equipment, state-of-the-art computer labs, the Maker Space, and the Quad Cities Manufacturing Laboratory at the Rock Island Arsenal.

● Marketing majors learn industry-relevant skills in integrated digital, social, and mobile marketing and can earn industry certifications to provide competitive positioning in career placement.

● Supply Chain Management is one of 50 programs in the nation of its kind with AACSB accreditation and, through industry connections, has nearly a 100% job placement rate.

WIU creates and connects students with unique learning opportunities, enabling you to map your own future. Our students leave not only with a degree but with the confidence to take on the world.



Ranked among the "Best Regional Universities in the Midwest" for 16 consecutive years | U.S. News & World Report


Ranked among the "Best Midwestern Colleges" for 17 years | The Princeton Review


Named a "Military Friendly School" for 10 consecutive years | G.I. Jobs magazine


Ranked #1 among “Best Online Colleges Offering Bachelor’s in Law Enforcement Degrees” | OnlineU.com

Fast Facts

Our Values
• Academic Excellence
• Educational Opportunity
• Personal Growth
• Social Responsibility

Public, state-supported University

Macomb, IL and Moline, IL

Total Enrollment

Cost Guarantee
Western’s Cost Guarantee is the only program in Illinois that ensures a fouryear lock on total costs, including tuition, fees, room and meal plan, for undergraduate, transfer, and graduate students. (wiu.edu/costguarantee)

The WIU Promise+ program covers the cost, or significantly reduces the cost, of tuition, room, meal plan and books. (wiu.edu/promiseplus)

Western guarantees graduation in four years from most degree programs when students enroll in, and stick to, the GradTrac program. (wiu.edu/gradtrac)

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I would’ve never known what I was passionate about without the amazing Finance professors at WIU. Their dedication to teaching expands beyond the classroom to helping students get internships and scholarships.”

    • Rome Hamm
  • “The Human Resource Management program at WIU gives students opportunities that mirror what we might find in the workforce. The experience gives us a template for what comes next after graduation.”

    • Bryce Stotler
  • “Western has given me the knowledge and hands-on experience to succeed after college. By leading group projects and being the president of the Marketing Club, I’ve learned how to be a leader yet still coachable.”

    • Darby Rumler
  • “My favorite aspect of WIU is the close-knit community. Being from a bigger city, we don’t have the relationships you get from being a part of a small-town community."

    • Adam Novak