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Where will your Leatherneck journey take you?

Academic Program Spotlight

School of Nursing: Real-life superheroes in the making

  • 100% pass rate on the NCLEX exam (National Council Licensure Examination), which exceeds the state and national averages
  • 100% job placement rate upon graduation
  • Clinicals held at multiple healthcare facilities, allow students to have a well-rounded, interdisciplinary education and critical thinking skills to prepare for a future in healthcare
  • 1:1 instruction with eight or less students per clinical course
  • Service learning opportunities available in medically underserved areas and communities
  • Transfer, ROTC, athletic, and study abroad friendly program
  • 100% online RN to BSN completion program named one of the top 20 programs in the nation

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Center for Performing Arts Construction Underway

The Center for Performing Arts will cement the foundation of excellence that is performing arts at Western Illinois University. When the center is complete, WIU will be THE destination for arts and culture in our region and beyond.

—Billy Clow, Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication

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Do art and music make us smarter humans? WIU Professor Discovers Answers in Our Genes

Are music and the arts key to smarter, more efficient human minds? Our research finds supporting evidence in traditional indigenous knowledge systems and in some of our earliest, uniquely-human genes.

— Andrea Alveshere, Associate Professor, Anthropology and Chemistry

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Creating a World of Innovation: WIU Physics Chair Part of National Quantum Information Science Teaching Team

Our goal is to not only introduce the students to the magical world of quantum, but also to get them excited about it and its future promise for the development of ultra-powerful quantum computers and other quantum technologies.

— Kishor T. Kapale, Chair, Department of Physics

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