Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorates
Programs: Broadcasting, Management, Music, Geography, Agriculture, Graphic Design and others (approx. 100 total)
Tuition Range: $4,000 - 8,000 per Semester
Located in Macomb, IL, Western Illinois University hosts approximately 12,500 students per year, offering about 100 different undergraduate and graduate degree programs in fields of study ranging from Business to Microbiology, and from Art to Philosophy. Included in the catalog are several media-related majors, including a Broadcasting major with optional concentrations in News, Sports or Production, and an optional minor in Film. Additional media majors include Graphic Design and Music Business, with additional minors offered in Digital Media, Photographic Media, and others.
A public university, Western Illinois University offers modest tuition rates for a school of its type, especially for residents of Illinois. Tuition is assessed by credit hour, meaning that the standard 15-hour schedule will cost around $4000 a semester for Illinois residents, and about $6000 for non-residents (with graduate programs costing more for each). The school also offers a cost guarantee plan which locks in a set tuition rate for four years from initial enrollment. Plan on a four-year commitment to earn a bachelor’s degree.
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