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Fast Facts About WIU

Download a PDF of Fast Facts. Want to know how many students attend WIU? What's a typical class size, and how many classes are taught by full-time faculty rather than graduate students? Find the answer to these questions--and much more--below. The numbers below represent total figures for both our WIU-Macomb and WIU-Quad Cities campuses. For more fast facts and a breakdown of figures for both campuses, view a downloadable brochure (PDF) here.



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Western Illinois Athletics

  • School Colors: Purple and Gold
  • Mascot: Rocky and Col. Rock III
  • Nickname: Leathernecks
  • Intercollegiate athletics fields 9 men’s teams and 10 women’s teams.
  • Football competes in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) through the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
  • All other Leathernecks sports compete at the NCAA Division I level as members of the The Summit League.
  • Any prospective student or current student interested in participating in any NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics sport should contact Matt Tanney, Director of Athletics (M-Tanney@wiu.edu)/(309) 298-1190.

Enrollment

Total Enrollment: 11,094

  • Total Undergraduate Students: 9,141
  • Total Graduate Students: 1,953
  • WIU-Macomb Campus: 8,694
    • Macomb Undergraduates: 7,628
    • Macomb Graduates: 1,066
  • WIU-Quad Cities Campus: 1,140
    • WIU-QC Undergraduates: 804
    • WIU-QC Graduates: 336
  • Extension: 1,260

Minority Population: 3,330 (30.7%)

  • African American: 1,895 (17.5%)
  • Asian: 105 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic: 1,049 (9.7%)
  • American Indian: 15 (0.1%)
  • Pacific Islander: 9 (0.170%)
  • Two or more ethnicities: 257 (2.4%)

Macomb Campus Facts

Students

Origin (Macomb & Macomb Extension)

  • Illinois: 8,305 (86.8%)
  • Iowa: 376 (3.9%)
  • Out-of-state (excludes Iowa): 389 (4.1%)
  • International: 493 (5.2%)

Mean ACT, Fall 2012 Freshmen: 21.1

Mean GPA (Undergraduate): 3.2

Source: Institutional Research and Planning

These numbers are current as of December 2015. Unless indicated, the figures represent totals for Macomb and Quad Cities campuses.

At a Glance

Students & Faculty

  • Full-time faculty teach 94.4% of classes, guiding student learning, discovery and performance
  • Average undergraduate class size is 20 students
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1
  • Full-time faculty: 632

Cost of Attending WIU

Degrees Conferred FY2015

  • Undergraduate: 2,218
  • Graduate: 572

Degrees Offered

  • Undergraduate: 61
  • Graduate: 38
  • Doctorate: 2
  • Pre-professional: 6
  • Undergraduate certificates: 4
  • Post-Baccalaureate certificates: 22

Size of Macomb Campus

  • Acreage: 1,050
  • Major Buildings: 64
  • Number of Full-time Employees: 1,699

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