Quad Cities Campus

Choose Western

WIU has a history of working with our nation's military personnel to provide education solutions for them.

Recognized as a Military Friendly School

Choose Western Illinois University - Quad Cities

WIU-QC is a non-residential campus providing higher education to more than 1,400 students who live and work in the region. Our student life and support services cater to non-traditional students who work, have families, or are currently professionals working in their chosen field.

WIU-QC offers a caring, supportive learning environment for:

  • bachelor's degrees,
  • post-baccalaureate certificates, and
  • graduate degrees.


WIU is the only public university serving the Quad-Cities area and it has earned a reputation for its excellent value and quality academics.

WIU-QC's diverse educational experiences will help you develop your unique potential.

WIU: Charter Member of Veterans Honor Society

Charter Member of Veterans Honor Society

Because of its commitment to veterans and active duty service personnel, Western Illinois University has been accepted as a charter member of SALUTE (Service – Academics – Leadership – Unity – Tribute - Excellence) Veterans National Honor Society.

"Best for Vets College"

In addition, for the third consecutive year, Western has been selected as a "Best for Vets College" by Military Times EDGE magazine. Western, ranked 22nd (up four spots from 2011), is the only Illinois four-year university in the top 25.

Recognized as one of the Best in the Midwest Colleges and a Best Value College by The Princeton Review.

One of America's "Best Value Colleges"

4-Year Cost Guarantee

WIU-QC guarantees a four-year tuition and fees rate for undergraduate and graduate degree students who stay continuously enrolled. All new students are automatically included in the plan, which enables you to budget for your higher education investment!

WIU-QC Offers In-State Tuition

All students that reside in Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin on the Quad Cities Campus will pay Illinois in-state tuition and there is no requirement to establish Illinois residency. This benefit applies to undergraduate as well as graduate courses and can result in significant cost savings for students originating outside Illinois.

Transfer Student Cost Guarantee

WIU-QC's Cost Guarantee allows students who earn an associate's degree and immediately transfer to WIU-QC to get the previous year's tuition and fees!

Transfer students who earn an associate's degree and transfer to WIU the following semester will receive the previous year's cost guarantee rates. Western was the first university in the state to offer this guarantee, and the only university in the state to include fees and room and board in that guarantee.

Western's Advantages

Western is dedicated to educating and preparing a diverse student population to thrive in and contribute to our global society. At the heart of the university are its four values:

  1. Academic Excellence
  2. Educational Opportunity
  3. Personal Growth
  4. Social Responsibility


To meet these core values, WIU-QC offers prestigious international accreditation for many of its programs, caring and professional academic advising, and a dynamic student life for its commuter students. Our low student-faculty ratio ensures a personalized education experience whether you're completing your Bachelor's degree or pursuing an advanced degree.

We invite you to further explore the Western way!

Veterans Resource Center

For additional information, visit the Veterans Resource Center.