Graduate Program Overview

Western Illinois University is a four-years, public school located in Macomb, Illinois. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $11,996 for Illinois residents and $12,182 for out-of-state students. It offers fifty-seven (57) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameWestern Illinois University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address1 University Circle, Macomb, IL
Graduate School Students1,636 students
665 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$11,996
Student to Faculty13:1 (7.69%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 57 Graduate Programs
42 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 13 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Western Illinois University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Illinois residents, the tuition & fees are $11,996 and $12,182 for non-Illinois residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $347.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$347$347
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$10,192 (On-Campus) / $10,192 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,339 (On-Campus) / $4,079 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$25,913$25,913
Off-Campus Total$27,653$27,653
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Western Illinois University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 57 major areas - 42 Master's (9 online programs), 2 Doctorate , 13 Post-Bachelor'(6 online programs). 556 students have been conferred Master's degree and 16 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Communication and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
English Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Natural Resources and Conservation

Graduate Student Population

Total 7,490 students enrolled in Western Illinois University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,636 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 633 male and 1,003 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 704 full-time and 932 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 665 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 500 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students633
Women Students1,003
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students704
Part-time Students932
By race/ethnicity 1,126 White, 127 Black, and 20 Asian students are attending at Western Illinois University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races27
39 students are younger than 22 and 345 students are older than 65. The school has 862 students aged between 22 and 30 and 390 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under39
40 & Over345
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Western Illinois University, 665 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 500 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,636
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses665
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses500
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses471
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses665
Illinois Resident477
Other State In U.S.126
Outside of U.S.62

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