Higher Education Act

Post-Graduate Information 

Results from Western Illinois University's 2017 alumni survey of five-year out graduates indicated that more than 90 percent were employed, either full-time or part-time, with almost 61 percent indicating they secured their job within six months of graduation. More than 71 percent indicated that their job was closely related to their degree.  WIU graduates indicated they were employed in a variety of occupations including; education, protective services, management, business operations, community and social services, sales, and office and administration. More than 92 percent indicated a positive attitude toward the university, and 91 percent had a positive attitude toward their major.

Almost 37 percent indicated they were enrolled at a university one year after graduating, with almost 92 percent indicating they were pursuing an additional degree.

** Career Services information can be found at http://www.wiu.edu/student_success/careers/

Top Occupations

  • management
  • education 
  • business operations
  • social services
  • computer specialists 
  • protective services
  • sales