Institutional Research and Planning

WIU Peer Institutions

Benchmark Institutions

  • Jacksonville State University
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
  • Morehead State University
  • Murray State University
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • Salem State University
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • Southern Utah University
  • SUNY Brockport
  • SUNY College at Oswego
  • Texas A&M International University
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • William Paterson University of New Jersey

Approved by BOT December 2023

University Professionals of Illinois (UPI) Peer Group

  • Appalachian State University
  • Arkansas State University
  • California State University-Chico
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • James Madison University
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato
  • Missouri State University
  • Montclair State University
  • Saint Cloud State University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • SUNY College-Buffalo
  • Towson University
  • University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Western Washington University
  • Youngstown State University

Civil Service Salary Equity Benchmark Institutions

  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Illinois State University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • University of Illinois-Springfield
  • University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign

Cost Guarantee Program, Tuition and Fees

Since summer 1999, Western Illinois University has offered an undergraduate cost guarantee for tuition, fees, room and board for each new class of entering students. The guaranteed rates remain in effect if students maintain continuous enrollment. Incoming students in a degree program that requires more than four years to complete will benefit from the guaranteed rate until the expected time of degree completion. Western was the first university in the state to offer this guarantee, and is the only university in the state to include fees, room and board in the guarantee.

Download the Expected Annual Expenses for New Undergraduates (pdf)