Higher Education Act

Post-Graduate Information 

Results from Western Illinois University’s 2021 alumni survey of one-year out graduates indicated that 85 percent were employed, either full-time or part-time, with 72 percent indicating that they secured their job within six months of graduation. Seventy-four percent indicated that their job was closely related to their degree. WIU graduates indicated that they were employed in a variety of occupations including education, protective services, management, health care, business operations, sales, and office and administration. More than 91 percent indicated a positive attitude toward the university and more than 92 percent had a positive attitude toward their major.

Twenty-six percent of recent graduates indicated they were enrolled in continuing education, with 91 percent of this group indicating they were pursuing an additional degree.

Career Services information can be found at the Center for Career Preparation and Employer Engagement page at wiu.edu/careers.

Top Occupations

  • Education
  • Protective services
  • Management
  • Health care
  • Business operations
  • Sales
  • Social services