Graduate Programs Overview

Western Illinois University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Macomb, Illinois. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $11,996 for Illinois residents and $11,996 for other students in average.

It offers fifty-nine graduate programs: 42 Master's, 3 Doctorate, 14 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 593 students have been conferred Master's degree and 12 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameWestern Illinois University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address1 University Circle, Macomb, IL
Graduate School Students1,666 students
472 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$11,996
Out-of-State$11,996
Student to Faculty13:1 (7.69%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 59 Graduate Programs
42 Master's, 14 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $11,996 for non-Illinois residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $340.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$8,156$8,156
Fees$3,840$3,840
Cost per Credit$340$340
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$9,800 (On-Campus) / $9,800 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,230 (On-Campus) / $4,030 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$25,226$25,226
Off-Campus Total$27,026$27,026
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$11,325$11,458$11,604$11,803$11,996
Out-of-State$15,209$11,458$11,604$11,803$11,996

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Western Illinois University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 173 major areas - 41 Master's (8 online programs), 2 Doctorate , 13 Post-Bachelor'(6 online programs). 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
Total5931237-
Men265618-
Women328619-
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.
Education
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
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Human Services
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Visual And Performing Arts
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Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
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
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
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History
Natural Resources And Conservation
Education
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
Business
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
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
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Natural Resources And Conservation
Education

Graduate Student Population

Total 7,624 students enrolled in Western Illinois University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,666 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 668 male and 998 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 729 full-time and 937 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 472 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 294 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total1,666
Men Students668
Women Students998
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total1,666
Full-time Students729
Part-time Students937
By race/ethnicity 1,116 White, 141 Black, and 17 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
Total1,666
American Indian /
Native American
2
Asian17
Black141
Hispanic75
White1,116
Two or more races23
Un-Known47
40 students are younger than 22 and 337 students are older than 65. The school has 904 students aged between 22 and 30 and 385 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total1,666
21 & Under40
22-24486
25-29418
30-34226
35-39159
40 & Over337
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, 472 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 294 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,666
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses472
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses294
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses900
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses472
Illinois Resident369
Other State In U.S.94
Outside of U.S.9



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