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 53.1 percent of full-time new freshmen and 72 percent of full-time new transfers who entered in the Fall of 2010 graduated from WIU by the Summer of 2016. Fall-to-Spring freshman retention rate was 87.8 percent for the Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 period. The Fall-to-Fall freshman retention rate was 69.2 percent for Fall 2015 - 2016.

Fall 2010 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 2010 and graduated by August 2016 was 75 percent. Sixty-six percent of men and 85 percent of women student athletes graduated. However, the small number of student athletes causes the graduation rate to fluctuate from year to year.

Fall 2010 New Freshmen Statistics


  • Entering Full-Time New Freshmen (2010): 1,741
  • Graduating within 6 years (by Summer 2016): 925 (53.1%)
  • Non-completers (still enrolled) and completers > 6 yrs (Fall 2016): 222 (12.8%)

Student Athletes/Graduation

  • Entering Student Athletes with Athletic Aid (Fall 2010): 84
  • Graduating within 6 years (by Summer 2016): 56 (75%)


  • Transferred to another institution: 594 (34.1%)


*Fall 2018 updates reflect Fall 2010 cohort.