Rise Above Outcomes

Surpass Your Expectations

We hear it from top employers every day: Illinois Wesleyan graduates have superior innovation and problem-solving skills, curiosity about the world, eagerness to learn, the ability to build relationships, effective communication and leadership qualities necessary to engage with a complex, global organization. Our alumni form a deep and lasting attachment to this place and its people. The Titan Network is strong.

Higher Incomes

Illinois Wesleyan is #1 in Illinois for Small Colleges with the Highest Earning Graduates. (Source: Zippia, U.S. Dept of Education College Scorecard)

Best Value Rankings

Illinois Wesleyan continues to be ranked as a best value institution from sources like Kiplinger, U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review.

Employer Feedback

Employers know us and they know our graduates are "prepared to contribute early in their careers," with "superior innovation and problem-solving skills."

Paying Dividends

We're confident that the outcomes of an Illinois Wesleyan degree pay dividends far surpassing the investment. We've got the numbers:

#1 highest earning graduates
among small colleges in Illinois
Top 100 Best Value
among liberal arts colleges, ranked by Kiplinger's
62% higher salaries
than the national median

"My IWU education provided the foundation for the persuasive communicator, critical thinker and creative collaborator I am today. Each of these skills has proven invaluable in my success in the ever-changing and competitive fields of technology and information services."

Dirk Behrends '87 Senior Sales Executive - Membership Solutions, Fonteva
Major: English
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