Quad Cities Campus

Introduction to WIU's QC Neighbors

Thruving community The Quad Cities originated with four cities, but has grown over the years to reflect a region comprised of the following cities and their surrounding communities:

  • Davenport, IA
  • Bettendorf , IA
  • Moline, IL
  • Rock Island, IL
  • East Moline, IL
  • Milan, IL
  • Silvis, IL


The QC straddles the Mississippi River and it boasts a population of more than 375,000. Western Illinois University is the only public university with a campus in this area. WIU welcomes its neighbors on both sides of the river and guarantees in-state tuition for QC residents residing in Iowa.

The Quad Cities area offers a lot to see and do in a comfortable, safe, Midwestern atmosphere. We invite you to explore this section of our website to learn about WIU's QC neighbors.