Western Illinois University is established in the year of 1899, and now ranked a “Best Midwestern College" by The Princeton Review and as as a top tier "Best Regional University" by U.S. News & World Report. Western Illinois Universitys residential campus is located in Macomb, Illinois. Western Illinois University offers a variety of bachelors and masters degree programs, pre-professional programs, two doctoral degrees, and certificate programs to more than 12,200 students. Western Illinois University was previously named as Western Illinois State College. Western offers undergraduate and graduate students a variety of programs, including signature academic programs that will give an edge in the workforce after graduation. Western offers 65 baccalaureate degrees, 19 post-baccalaureate certificates, 37 master’s degrees, 2 undergraduate certificates, 10 pre-professional programs, and 2 doctoral degrees. Western Illinois University has 4 colleges, 41 academic departments and schools, and 612 faculty members.