Western Illinois University (WIU)

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, United States

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Western Illinois University (WIU) is a public university located in Macomb, Illinois, United States. It was founded in 1899 as Western Illinois State Normal School. Like many similar institutions of the time, Western Illinois State Normal School focused on teacher training for its relatively small body of students. As the normal school grew, it became Western Illinois State Teachers College. Today, Western Illinois University is composed of two campuses that provide a wide range of academic programs. While the main campus is in Macomb, Western Illinois University-Quad Cities is in Moline, Illinois.

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Motto: Higher Values in Higher Education

Endowment: $43.05 million

Administrative staff: 581

Students: 8,694

Undergraduates: 7,628

Postgraduates: 1,066

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