Quad Cities Campus

WIU-QC Introduction


WIU-Quad Cities is the only public university in the Iowa/Illinois Quad City metropolitan area. WIU-Quad Cities offers first-rate, affordable education, and excellent academic programs and services for freshmen, transfers, and graduate students. Class schedules are flexible, costs are affordable, and students are prepared for success after graduation.


WIU-Quad Cities participates in the Compact Agreement and the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) which means that successfully completed, college-level coursework from accredited institutions will be accepted. Talk with an admissions representative to find out how courses will fit into your plans. www.wiu.edu/qc/transfer

Higher Values in Higher Education

Nationally recognized for academic programs and commitment to keeping quality public education affordable, Western Illinois University is committed to Higher Values in Higher Education.

One Dynamic University, One Dynamic Community

WIU-Quad Cities campus offers courses on River Drive and John Deere Road in Moline, Illinois. WIU-Quad Cities integrates the campus into the Quad Cities community. WIU-Quad Cities students take classes on campus, and live, learn, and engage throughout the community.

Classes, internships, and volunteer opportunities take place at Figge Art Museum (Davenport, IA), Moline Police Department, Nahant Marsh, Shedd Aquarium, the Rock Island Arsenal, Niabi Zoo, and many more Quad Cities locations.

Quick Facts

Location: Moline, Illinois
Approximate Population:
Moline: 44,000
Greater Quad Cities Region: 471,000

  • Illinois Students: 912 (66.2%)
  • Iowa Students: 433 (31.5%)
  • Other States: 26 (1.9%)
  • Undergraduate Students: 673
  • Graduate Students: 531
  • Total (Male 38%, Female 62%): 1,377
  • Total Minority Students: 13.9%
  • International Students: 6 (0.4%)
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 15:1
  • Average Undergraduate Class Size: 11
  • Average Graduate Class Size: 9
  • Full-time Faculty: 53
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This is WIU-QC

Leather-neck: (noun)

  1. A fighting school spirit with leaders passionate about instilling higher values in higher education, social responsibility, personal growth and expanding educational opportunities in University students.
  2. Named for the leather neckband on a Marine Corps uniform, the Leatherneck was chosen as WIU's nickname in 1927, when legendary athletic director and coach Ray "Rock" Hanson received permission from the military to use the title, the Corps' official seal and the bulldog mascot. Western remains the only non-military institution to officially have its nickname derived from a branch of military service.
  3. A Leatherneck could be… YOU!

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