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Western Illinois University



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Recognized as a ''Best Midwestern College by the Princeton Review and as one of 37 public universities ranked a ''Best Midwestern University'' by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University serves nearly 9,000 students at its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois. WIU offers an outstanding variety of in-demand bachelor's and master's degree programs, pre-professional programs, two doctoral degrees, and certificate programs. Western Illinois University is the right choice for your success! Visit to learn more. #LeatherneckPride

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  • "Best Midwestern University" - U.S.News & World Report
  • "Best Midwestern College" - The Princeton Review
  • "Top Illinois Public University" & "Best Value College in Illinois" -
  • "Military Friendly School" - G.I. Jobs Magazine
  • "Best College" - Military Times EDGE Magazine


Welcome to Western Illinois University!
New WIU mascot Col. Rock IV (aka Ray) and retired mascot Col. Rock III (aka Rock)
Sherman Hall by Night
North Quad
Western Wildlife
WIU Alumni House
Ovarian Cancer Research
Lake Ruth
Fireworks Over Sherman
Sherman Hall by Day
WIU Alison Organic Farm
Hanson Field


Western Illinois University Employment Opportunities
Category: Education
Visit to view available job openings at Western Illinois University.  For more information about benefits and civil service testing, please contact the WIU Human Resources Office, telephone (309) 298-1971.
Phone:(309) 298-1971
Director of Institutional Research and Planning
Category: Education
Western Illinois University Job Posting: Director of Institutional Research and Planning (
Phone:(309) 298-1971
Field Supervision Specialist (Chicago Area)
Category: Education
Western Illinois University Job Posting: Field Supervision Specialist (Chicago Area) (
Phone:(309) 298-1971
Director of Equal Opportunity and Access
Category: Education
Western Illinois University Job Posting: Director of Equal Opportunity and Access (
Phone:(309) 298-1971
Compliance Specialist
Category: Administrative, Support & Clerical
Compliance Specialist Category: Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions Department: SPONSORED PROJECTS Locations: Macomb, IL Posted: Sep 18, 2023 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: FT - Continuous About Western Illinois University: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review. Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,500 more
Financial Aid Associate
Category: Financial Services
Financial Aid Associate • Work Department: Financial Aid Office • Class Title/Code: (5011) • Effective Date: Sep 21, 2023 • Responsibilities: A Financial Aid Associate typically: • Oversee a Financial Aid program, maintaining current knowledge of new Federal and State regulations through sources such as MASFAA and more