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Western Illinois University

Macomb, Illinois, United States
We provide student-centered undergraduate and graduate programs characterized by innovative teaching, research, and service, grounded in interdisciplinary, regional and global perspectives. We engage our students in educational opportunities guided by a professional and diverse faculty and staff in collaboration with alumni and community partners.

Distance Learning Courses

Humanities (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Western's annual Founders' Day celebration was established by Donald S. Spencer in his inaugural presidential year (1994) to honor the beginnings of the University that evolved from the Western Illinois State Normal School (WISNS) with 229 students when it opened its doors Sept. 23, 1902 to today's university which offers a comprehensive curriculum in the arts, the sciences and numerous professions to more than 13,000 students. 


WIU-QC Career Development assists students in preparing to market themselves to prospective employers. Students are encouraged to attend workshops and connect with Career Development early in their college experience. 

Career Development services are available for current WIU-QC students and alumni.

  • Resume reviews and writing guidance
  • Job searching tips
  • Cover letter assistance
  • Interviewing techniques and mock interviews
  • Career fairs and workshops
  • Leatherneck Link, WIU's online job listing database


Student services

Student Services job is to serve the heart, mind, and body of each student, to give you the resources and tools you will need to do well in the classroom and in the community. In order to do this, we hope to engage with you and provide support and activities outside of the classroom. This includes student clubs and organizations, academic advising, financial aid, career development, tutoring and a variety of other areas.

Housing services

WIU provides two campuses, Macomb and Quad Cities, for undergraduate and graduate students,  located at 77 miles from one another. Each campus has  many buildings for acommodating studdents, that provides all the facilities they need for them to study.

Library services

Western Illinois University Libraries is comprised of the main Leslie F. Malpass Library, the Music Library, the Physical Sciences Library, the Curriculum Library, and the WIU-Quad Cities Library (Moline, Illinois). WIU Libraries employs a dedicated staff of eleven library faculty and twenty-eight civil service employees.

ICT services

ResNet currently provides up to 2 Gbps for internet access, as well as network & technical support to students who wish to connect their computer systems to the WIU network in the residence halls and Graduate and Family Housing. Wireless access is available in all residence hall common areas and rooms. 

Four large computer labs for residence hall students are located in Corbin-Olson, Thompson, Lincoln-Washington and Tanner Halls.

Medical services

Beu Health Center is an accredited full service medical clinic offering quality outpatient health care, student health insurance and health education and wellness education to registered Western Illinois University students. At Beu Health Center, students' individual needs are attended to in a confidential and caring manner. 

Beu Health Center is available to all students, full or part-time, who are registered and have paid tuition and fees. Spouses and domestic partners of WIU students are also eligible to use these services for a fee, payable at the time of service.

Student Life

Campus life

Western Illinois University's main campus is located in the rural community of Macomb, Illinois and offers a vibrant collegiate experience for almost 8,000 students. The beautifully landscaped campus has more than 60 buildings on more than 1,000 acres, including nine residence halls, a 300-acre farm, and an 18-hole golf course.

The campus of Western Illinois Quad Cities, located in Moline, IL is a two-year, upper-division, urban commuter campus serving approximately 1,400 students. The Moline campus is the only public university in the Quad Cities area offering courses leading to bachelor degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates, and graduate degrees.

WIU campuses offers convenience stores, dining centers, live-in staff, 24-hour information desks, laundry facilities, computer labs, and close proximity to academic buildings.

Sports facilities

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swim/Dive
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Track/Field

Student clubs

  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Pi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Theta Xi
  • Theta Chi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Alpha Phi Alpha


  • The Higher Learning CommissionNorth Central Association: 2020-2021
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education: 2019
  • National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements:  2016-2017
  • Athletics Accreditation: NCAA-Division I

Macomb, Illinois, United States

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