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Student Success Stories

Student Success

Because Western values the development of the whole person, WIU is committed to providing opportunities for personal growth in an environment that supports the development of wellness, ethical decision making, and personal responsibility.

Financially compatible

QuoteWIU offers one of the most high-paying and most demanding academic programs at the graduate level. When comparing graduate school tuition with other schools, WIU is much more affordable. Simply put, less money for a quality education.

— William Fabyan, Graduate Student, Applied Statistics and Decision Analytics

William Fabyan, Graduate Student, Applied Statistics and Decision Analytics

Empowering student goals

QuoteWestern is a small university, which allows for impactful connections and relationships with classmates, professors, staff members, etc. WIU-QC has given me endless opportunities I would not have received at my previous university. Western has helped me save financially, helped me become a better student academically, and has given me friendships that will last a lifetime.

— Jacy Johnson, Senior, Communications Major/Marketing Minor

A great fit

QuoteI chose WIU-QC because it has many engineering industry connections, and I knew it would be a great school to help me network with professionals and corporations. I didn’t know at that time that I was going to design, re-design, manage, and build the final product for the US Army Corps of Engineers almost by myself.

— Tori McCaw - Junior, Engineering Technology

Tori McCaw - Junior, Engineering Technology

Endless opportunities

QuoteIf you’re looking for a wonderful Museum Studies program that offers you courses that actually teach you something; professionals who genuinely care about your success and you as a person; and want actual experience volunteering in your field, this is the place for you! I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of something great at WIU-QC!

— Nicholas Rasschaert, Graduate Student, Museum Studies

Nicholas Rasschaert, Graduate Student, Museum Studies

Meaningful connections with professors

QuoteI have especially had a wonderful experience with all of the HR professors at WIU-QC. Dr. Stewart is a fantastic teacher who truly cares about her students and is always willing to go the extra mile. Because of Dr. Stewart, I feel prepared and confident to start my HR career after graduating this Spring.

— Caroline Davis, Senior, Human Resource Management

Caroline Davis, Senior, Human Resource Management

A place where I belong

QuoteAs a first generation college student, uncertainty in where the road will lead is common. I feel as though I am “blazing the trail” with no footsteps to follow in. This is why I appreciate the personal relationships with my professors. I am not only getting an education, but advice from outstanding professionals who have been in my shoes before.

— Austin Swanson, Graduate Student, Recreation, Park, and Tourism Administration

Austin Swanson, Graduate Student, Recreation, Park, and Tourism Administration