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 $11,803 for Illinois residents and $11,996 for other students in average.

It offers fifty-seven graduate programs: 40 Master's, 3 Doctorate, 14 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 656 students have been conferred Master's degree and 17 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 Students1,748 students
417 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$11,803
Student to Faculty13:1 (7.69%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 57 Graduate Programs
40 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 $11,803 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 $332.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$332$332
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$13,228$25,226
Off-Campus Total$15,028$27,026
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Western Illinois University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 57 major areas - 39 Master's (8 online programs), 2 Doctorate , 13 Post-Bachelor'(4 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
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.
Social Sciences
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
English Language And Literature
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Natural Resources And Conservation
Communication and Journalism
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
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering Technology

Graduate Student Population

Total 8,502 students enrolled in Western Illinois University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,748 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 728 male and 1,020 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 829 full-time and 919 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 417 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 261 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students728
Women Students1,020
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students829
Part-time Students919
By race/ethnicity 1,138 White, 143 Black, and 22 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
Two or more races27
32 students are younger than 22 and 308 students are older than 65. The school has 988 students aged between 22 and 30 and 420 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under32
40 & Over308
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, 417 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 261 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,748
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses417
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses261
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,070
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses417
Illinois Resident340
Other State In U.S.74
Outside of U.S.3

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