U.S. Department of Education Recognizes WIU

WIUWestern Illinois University is “Fulfilling the Promise and Serving the Need” of its students.

According to a report from the U.S. Department of Education, WIU is outperforming peer institutions in enrolling and graduating Pell Grant recipients.

43 percent of students receive grants and and an estimated 56 percent of those students will graduate in the next six years.

President Jack Thomas says the report “not only confirms the value of a degree from Western Illinois University, but also highlights our commitment to educational opportunity, which is one of our four core values.”

Thomas also says the report illustrates WIU’s “commitment to ensuring our students’ success and providing an accessible education to all citizens.”

The full report from the Department of Education can be found by clicking here.

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