Western Illinois University-Quad Cities

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Western Illinois University - Quad Cities
Western Illinois University - Quad Cities logo.jpg
Motto Higher Values in Higher Education
Established 1969
Type Public
President Dr. Jack Thomas
Undergraduates 794 (FTE)[1]
Postgraduates 404 (FTE)[1]
Location Moline, IL, USA
Campus Riverfront, Downtown Moline
Website http://www.wiu.edu/qc/

Western Illinois University—Quad Cities (WIU-QC) is a public university located along the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois. It is a branch campus of Western Illinois University.


Western Illinois University-Quad Cities is the only public university in the Quad Cities metropolitan area, a region of four counties in northwest Illinois and Southeastern Iowa.

WIU-QC was previously an upper-division commuter site located on John Deere Road in Moline, Illinois. The campus began a move to the Moline riverfront in 2012, and has expanded to serve all levels of the college experience, from the freshman year to professional development. WIU-QC offers programs of study at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and post-baccalaureate levels.

Riverfront Campus[edit]

An artist's rendition of the complete University campus

Riverfront Hall, built in 2012 on the site of the former John Deere Tech Center, houses the College of Business and Technology, including the School of Engineering formerly located in the Caxton Building in downtown Moline.

In 2014, the campus added the Quad Cities Complex, three connected buildings which house the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education and Human Services, and Fine Arts and Communications, as well as the campus library, student services, and administration.


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