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


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 programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Macomb conferred 387 bachelor's degrees and 16 master's degrees in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. Data shows the school gave out 364 bachelor's degrees in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, followed by 194 bachelor's degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other and 110 bachelor's degrees in Agriculture, General.

The university enrolled 10,373 students for 2016-17, including 8,543 in undergraduate programs and 1,830 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
364
16
11
391
Fire Services Administration
20
-
-
20
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
3
-
-
3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
387
16
11
414
15.2
Business Administration and Management, General
61
42
-
103
Accounting
59
10
-
69
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
54
-
5
59
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
51
-
-
51
Construction Management
27
-
-
27
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
23
-
-
23
Finance, General
13
-
-
13
Business Statistics
-
-
10
10
Business/Managerial Economics
9
-
-
9
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
-
-
-
-
Fashion Merchandising
-
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
297
52
15
364
13.3
Elementary Education and Teaching
53
33
-
86
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
-
32
-
32
Special Education and Teaching, General
26
5
-
31
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
-
25
-
25
Educational/Instructional Technology
4
18
1
23
Health Teacher Education
-
14
7
21
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
-
19
-
19
Reading Teacher Education
-
15
-
15
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
-
12
-
12
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
10
-
-
10
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
-
7
-
7
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
-
6
-
6
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
-
-
4
4
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
2
-
-
2
French Language Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
Spanish Language Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
Education total
95
186
12
293
10.7
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
194
-
-
194
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
12
4
-
16
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
206
4
-
210
7.7
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
69
21
-
90
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
49
14
-
63
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
-
14
-
14
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
118
49
-
167
6.1
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
94
-
-
94
Radio and Television
29
9
-
38
Journalism
12
-
-
12
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
135
9
-
144
5.3
Computer and Information Sciences, General
35
69
-
104
Information Technology
13
-
-
13
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
5
-
-
5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
53
69
-
122
4.5
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
19
20
-
39
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
27
-
-
27
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
24
-
-
24
Athletic Training/Trainer
11
-
-
11
Dietetics/Dietitian
8
-
-
8
Public Health Education and Promotion
6
-
-
6
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
-
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
95
20
-
115
4.2
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
84
23
-
107
Zoology/Animal Biology
-
-
5
5
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
84
23
5
112
4.1
Agriculture, General
110
-
-
110
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences total
110
-
-
110
4
Political Science and Government, General
25
8
-
33
Sociology
18
7
-
25
Economics, General
7
12
-
19
Geography
7
3
6
16
Anthropology
3
-
-
3
Social Sciences total
60
30
6
96
3.5
Music Performance, General
29
-
-
29
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
9
11
-
20
Art/Art Studies, General
17
-
-
17
Music, General
-
15
-
15
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
10
-
-
10
Fine/Studio Arts, General
4
-
-
4
Visual and Performing Arts total
69
26
-
95
3.5
Chemistry, General
10
22
-
32
Physics, General
6
18
-
24
Geology/Earth Science, General
18
-
-
18
Chemistry, Other
9
-
-
9
Meteorology
6
-
-
6
Physical Sciences total
49
40
-
89
3.3
Psychology, General
67
8
-
75
School Psychology
-
6
-
6
Psychology total
67
14
-
81
3
Social Work
74
-
-
74
Community Organization and Advocacy
-
-
-
-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
74
-
-
74
2.7
English Language and Literature, General
33
11
-
44
English Language and Literature/Letters total
33
11
-
44
1.6
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
40
-
-
40
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
-
-
-
-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
40
-
-
40
1.5
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
-
19
-
19
Engineering Technology, General
19
-
-
19
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
19
19
-
38
1.4
History, General
20
12
-
32
History total
20
12
-
32
1.2
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
19
-
-
19
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
19
-
-
19
0.7
Museology/Museum Studies
-
13
1
14
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
5
-
-
5
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
5
13
1
19
0.7
Engineering, General
11
-
-
11
Mechanical Engineering
6
-
-
6
Engineering total
17
-
-
17
0.6
Mathematics, General
9
8
-
17
Statistics, General
-
-
-
-
Mathematics and Statistics total
9
8
-
17
0.6
Spanish Language and Literature
5
-
-
5
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
3
-
-
3
French Language and Literature
1
-
-
1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
9
-
-
9
0.3
African-American/Black Studies
3
-
-
3
Women's Studies
3
-
-
3
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies total
6
-
-
6
0.2
Philosophy
4
-
-
4
Religion/Religious Studies
1
-
-
1
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
5
-
-
5
0.2
Environmental Science
-
-
-
-
Natural Resources and Conservation total
-
-
-
-
-

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