Quad Cities Campus

About WIU-Quad Cities

WIU-QC School of Engineering students and graduates are designing, building, and testing everything from ag equipment to aircraft lighting for companies in the Quad Cities region.

Food vendors available in Riverfront Hall

In-state tuition for ALL states. That’s right: Illinois, Iowa, and beyond.

Scholarship funds exist for everything from the hometown you come from, to volunteering you’ve done!  WIU-QC-specific scholarships are listed here.

WIU-QC is the right choice for your success. Apply today!

At WIU-QC, you’ll experience one-on-one guidance from first-rate faculty. We’re consistently ranked and rated among the best.

Get involved, meet fellow students, and gain leadership experience by joining one of our many student organizations.

Take the guesswork out of the cost of a college education. Learn more about our cost guarantee.

Supporting Veterans

For the seventh consecutive year, WIU has been named a "Military Friendly School."

Over 75%

Over 75% of Western students receive financial assistance and/or scholarships!

Cost Guarantees

Western Illinois University ensures that your college years will be a good investment.

THE Public Choice!

We are proud to be the public choice for the Quad Cities by emphasizing quality, opportunity and affordability.

Find out what's happening @ WIU-Quad Cities

October 22, 2018

WIU Promise Plus Program
WIU Promise Plus Program

Western Illinois University has unveiled the Western Promise Plus as part of the new "AIM HIGH" funding program created by the state of Illinois. Western's Promise Plus is designed to significantly reduce or offset tuition and fees, PLUS other costs – room, meal plan, books and course materials – for new freshmen enrolling in Fall 2019. Read more.

October 22, 2018

WIU: Military Times "Best for Vets College" 2019
WIU: Military Times 'Best for Vets College' 2019

For the ninth consecutive year, Western Illinois University has been selected as a Military Times "Best for Vets College" by Military Times magazine. Western is the only Illinois public four-year university in the top 80 among four-year schools and is one of two Illinois public universities appearing on this year's four-year schools' top 100 list. Read more.


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In the Spotlight!

WIU Unveils Promise Plus Program

Western Illinois University has unveiled the Western Promise Plus as part of the new "AIM HIGH" funding program created by the state of Illinois. Western's Promise Plus is designed to significantly reduce or offset tuition and fees, PLUS other costs – room, meal plan, books and course materials – for new freshmen enrolling in Fall 2019.

WIU-QC Leathernecks Chess Club

Come to learn, play and have fun playing chess! We will meet on Tuesdays in Quad Cities Complex, Building C, room Q1418. The first meeting is August 21st.

Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration Graduate Program at WIU-QC

The Department’s graduate curriculum prepares students to assume positions of responsibility in leisure services organizations and to pursue further advanced study. Successful completion of the graduate program leads to the Master of Science degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration.

Veterans Services at Western Illinois University

We have a long and rich tradition of serving veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, and members of the National Guard. WIU provides numerous on-campus resources for veterans and military personnel, as well as the flexibility of academic program offerings, including online courses and the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree program.

4-Year Scholarships Available to Qualified Students

WIU wants to reward you for your academic ability in high school by offering 4-year scholarships towards the cost of attendance. New freshmen who submit all application materials for admission are automatically considered, so apply today!

Spirit Wear Available!

Purchase cases are located in Quad Cities Complex, Building C.