Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL 61455
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Western Illinois University is one of the twelve public 4-year colleges in Illinois. The campus is located in Macomb town.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 9,441 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,206 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 820 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 68%). Every year 50% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Western Illinois University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $8,541, and fees were $4,356. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $8,541 and $4,356 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students9,441
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate68%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 93.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1913 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/16/2010 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
ACT18 to 23
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates $30

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$288/credit
In State Students$288/credit
Out of State Students$288/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$324/credit
In State Students$324/credit
Out of State Students$324/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $12,960 $12,960 $12,960
ADN 70 $20,160 $20,160 $20,160
BSN 125 $36,000 $36,000 $36,000
FNP 50 $16,200 $16,200 $16,200
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 90% of Western Illinois University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 54% $4,589
Other Federal Grant 10% $1,309
State Grant & Scholarships 51% $4,372
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 54% $5,142
Federal Student Loans 72% $6,301
Private Loans 8% $10,594


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$13,210
$30,001 to $48,000$13,729
$48,001 to $75,000$17,167
$75,001 to $110,000$19,964
Over $110,000$21,412

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

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