Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL

Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL

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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

Western Illinois University’s small class sizes allow us to create an active learning experience that's much more applicable to today’s world. We strive to remove any financial barriers students may face. As a result, our students gain opportunities that extend well beyond the boundaries of Macomb, the Quad Cities, and Illinois. These efforts include:
• $10 million in scholarships awarded annually
• Locked-in tuition, fees, and room and board rates for all four years
• No out-of-state tuition rate
• Daily round-trip train service to and from Chicago’s Union Station, Macomb, and Quincy

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