Clery Law Reports

Graduation Rates*

In compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act (Public Law 101-542) and as amended by the Higher Education Technical Amendments (Public Law 102-26), the following information represents WIU's disclosure of the Graduation Rates of all students and student athletes.

Graduation and Retention Rates

About 52.8 percent of full-time new freshmen and 70.8 percent of full-time new transfers who entered in the Fall of 2009 graduated from WIU by the Summer of 2015. Fall-to-Spring freshman retention rate was 87.8 percent for the Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 period. The Fall-to-Fall freshman retention rate was 67.7 percent for Fall 2014 - 2015.

Fall 2009 New Student Athletes Statistics

Graduation rates of students recruited for participation in intercollegiate athletics are evaluated annually. The total graduation rate for student athletes who received athletically-related aid and matriculated in Fall 2009 and graduated by August 2015 was 56 percent. Forty-seven percent of men and 66 percent of women student athletes graduated. However, the small number of student athletes causes the graduation rate to fluctuate from year to year.

Fall 2009 New Freshmen Statistics


  • Entering Full-Time New Freshmen (2009): 1,633
  • Graduating within 6 years (by Summer 2015): 862 (52.8%)
  • Non-completers (still enrolled) and completers > 6 yrs (Fall 2015): 138 (8.5%)

Student Athletes/Graduation

  • Entering Student Athletes with Athletic Aid (Fall 2009): 84
  • Graduating within 6 years (by Summer 2014): 56 (75%)


  • Transferred to another institution: 549 (33.6%)


*Fall 2017 updates reflect Fall 2009 cohort.