Western Illinois University News

60 percent of applicants to Western Illinois University were admitted for fall 2017

At Western Illinois University, 86 percent of undergraduate students are traditional students - age 24 or younger - and 51 percent are female, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Cost of college went up for all students at Western Illinois University

Tuition and fees rose 1.9 percent for 2017-18 at Western Illinois University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Graduates earn 2,732 degrees, certificates from Western Illinois University

About 15.2 percent of the 2,732 degrees and certificates handed out by the Western Illinois University in 2016-17 were to students in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services programs, making them the most popular

Illinois public colleges, universities report 10.7 percent default rate on student loans

At Kennedy King College, 26.3 percent of borrowers who started repaying student loans in 2014 defaulted on those loans by the end of 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis.

College softball earns $19.6 million for Illinois schools

DePaul University, Illinois State University and Bradley University top the list of highest grossing programs in Illinois, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

19,560 borrowers in default on student loans after attending Illinois schools

DeVry University in Chicago reported the largest share of borrowers who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

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