The top two schools that receive the most votes in each category will receive $150K grants of security products and services from STANLEY Security. Western is in category two (8,000-19,999 students). The first place school will receive a $150,000 safety grant, with the second place school receiving a $50,000 grant. More info. available at http://bit.ly/1yzgkfb
Established in 1899, Western Illinois Normal and Training School opened its doors Sept. 23, 1902 to 229 students. Throughout the years, Western Illinois grew and its name changed from Western Illinois State College to Western Illinois University on July 5, 1957.
Today, Western Illinois University offers a variety of bachelor's and master's degree programs, pre-professional programs, a doctorate degree in education, and certificate programs to more than 12,200 students.
Some of the larger goals behind Western Illinois University's mission, and what you'll experience as a student, are available at www.wiu.edu/core_values/
Recognition & Awards
Best Midwestern College — Princeton Review
Top tier "Best Regional University" — U.S. News & World Report
One of three Illinois public universities that best support students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds — College Access &Opportunity Guide
"Best Practice": 1 of 13 institutions named nationally for the retention of first-generation and low-income students — The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity
"Military Friendly School" — GI Jobs Magazine
"Best Practice" model institution among 15 colleges and universities in the U.S. for retention and graduation rates — Southern Regional Educational Board