Western Illinois University: Rankings

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Western Illinois University ranked 363rd in the United States and 1439th in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 50% in 16 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for Western Illinois University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 3,138 publications and 69,887 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 38 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#1439 of 14,131 In the World
#405 of 2,597 In North America
#363 of 2,496 In the United States
#13 of 100 In Illinois
#384 of 1,006 For Early Childhood Education
#440 of 1,002 For Criminology and Criminal Justice
#461 of 1,378 For Education Majors
#1168 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#1211 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 13 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Western Illinois University ranked 325th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 1011th in the World with 963 publications made and 19,573 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Political Science, Education Majors, Demography, Communications and Public Relations.

Rank Ranking
#325 of 1,262 In the United States
#365 of 1,341 In North America
#1011 of 5,073 In the World

Western Illinois University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 12 6
1992 2 1
1993 5 2
1994 7 1
1995 3 106
1996 14 36
1997 23 19
1998 13 11
1999 19 43
2000 12 16
2001 18 19
2002 20 26
2003 15 121
2004 22 10
2005 18 21
2006 19 88
2007 33 37
2008 31 38
2009 55 44
2010 38 28
2011 40 51
2012 41 47
2013 53 61
2014 33 38
2015 40 22
2016 32 13
2017 40 44
2018 25 11
2019 23 34
2020 27 16
2021 26 6
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Early Childhood Education 205 222 384
Criminology and Criminal Justice 231 257 440
Education Majors 192 214 461
Special Education 228 253 542
Gender Studies 276 313 635
Law Enforcement 265 295 639
Military science 299 332 653
History 289 321 680
Social Work 341 377 763
Media Studies 317 359 795
Sociology 298 337 825
Public Policy / Administration 275 311 836
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies 392 429 838
Communications and Public Relations 319 357 869
Anthropology 368 406 881
Political Economy 326 365 915
International Relations and Diplomacy 301 340 952
Classics and Ancient History 384 420 958
Law 372 409 1011
Political Science 330 370 1038
Demography 385 431 1654

Psychology

Western Illinois University ranked 292nd for Psychology in the United States and 760th in the World with 723 publications made and 28,604 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Education Majors, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science.

Rank Ranking
#292 of 981 In the United States
#325 of 1,047 In North America
#760 of 3,654 In the World

Western Illinois University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 12
1992 5 2
1993 8 2
1994 5 8
1995 6 111
1996 13 60
1997 14 8
1998 12 12
1999 14 87
2000 8 11
2001 12 21
2002 13 32
2003 14 89
2004 17 59
2005 14 21
2006 11 105
2007 18 69
2008 16 14
2009 22 136
2010 21 146
2011 32 67
2012 29 141
2013 33 221
2014 37 51
2015 35 45
2016 24 46
2017 29 76
2018 22 34
2019 20 22
2020 17 5
2021 27 15
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Education Majors 192 214 461
Special Education 228 253 542
Child Psychology 250 281 557
Social Psychology 241 272 566
Clinical Psychology 265 296 646
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 270 303 690
Social Work 341 377 763
Sexology 349 385 784
Cognitive Science 312 353 875

Business

Western Illinois University ranked 345th for Business in the United States and 1272nd in the World with 389 publications made and 10,196 citations received. Main research topics: Marketing, Public Policy / Administration, Entertainment Industry Business.

Rank Ranking
#345 of 834 In the United States
#383 of 900 In North America
#1272 of 4,001 In the World

Western Illinois University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 3
1992 1 0
1993 4 1
1994 3 1
1995 3 3
1996 5 22
1997 8 2
1998 7 8
1999 6 2
2000 7 12
2001 5 8
2002 9 32
2003 11 30
2004 14 8
2005 10 17
2006 9 61
2007 12 18
2008 9 15
2009 15 72
2010 15 139
2011 19 18
2012 21 20
2013 29 45
2014 12 18
2015 22 12
2016 25 35
2017 17 32
2018 4 175
2019 10 8
2020 7 46
2021 9 10
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Entertainment Industry Business 224 250 705
Public Policy / Administration 275 311 836
Marketing 286 320 1005

Medicine

Western Illinois University ranked 412th for Medicine in the United States and 1776th in the World with 389 publications made and 10,884 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Clinical Psychology, Social Work.

Rank Ranking
#412 of 1,040 In the United States
#453 of 1,110 In North America
#1776 of 4,739 In the World

Western Illinois University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 1
1992 3 1
1993 9 4
1994 3 13
1995 2 0
1996 12 9
1997 14 10
1998 5 3
1999 11 42
2000 8 14
2001 6 8
2002 6 11
2003 8 35
2004 7 30
2005 6 8
2006 8 46
2007 17 52
2008 9 10
2009 10 21
2010 13 136
2011 19 20
2012 15 46
2013 13 31
2014 12 29
2015 11 18
2016 8 15
2017 15 53
2018 7 7
2019 9 8
2020 21 15
2021 10 1
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Clinical Psychology 265 296 646
Social Work 341 377 763
Health Science 462 503 1473

Biology

Western Illinois University ranked 414th for Biology in the United States and 2267th in the World with 356 publications made and 10,470 citations received. Main research topics: Botany, Biochemistry, Zoology, Paleontology, Entomology.

Rank Ranking
#414 of 867 In the United States
#462 of 932 In North America
#2267 of 4,496 In the World

Western Illinois University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 4
1992 2 1
1993 5 2
1994 3 14
1995 4 2
1996 5 3
1997 6 11
1998 8 13
1999 4 6
2000 5 6
2001 6 4
2002 5 20
2003 3 44
2004 5 6
2005 9 38
2006 6 25
2007 8 26
2008 8 25
2009 18 52
2010 12 44
2011 14 93
2012 13 49
2013 16 28
2014 20 49
2015 15 26
2016 15 38
2017 17 32
2018 14 29
2019 11 13
2020 16 15
2021 9 4
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Entomology 185 213 710
Paleontology 223 257 760
Zoology 246 283 1004
Botany 208 246 1317
Biochemistry 342 384 1831

Environmental Science

Western Illinois University ranked 372nd for Environmental Science in the United States and 1901st in the World with 315 publications made and 6,454 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Geology, Paleontology.

Rank Ranking
#372 of 750 In the United States
#425 of 818 In North America
#1901 of 4,023 In the World

Western Illinois University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 0
1992 2 0
1993 3 1
1994 0 0
1995 2 1
1996 3 4
1997 3 2
1998 2 1
1999 5 9
2000 2 6
2001 2 0
2002 4 15
2003 0 0
2004 3 5
2005 1 0
2006 8 8
2007 9 39
2008 11 28
2009 11 37
2010 15 22
2011 17 103
2012 10 37
2013 15 25
2014 18 41
2015 23 40
2016 23 28
2017 20 64
2018 16 36
2019 15 17
2020 15 19
2021 11 7
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Paleontology 223 257 760
Ecology 306 353 1153
Geology 332 382 1514
Geography and Cartography 360 410 1782

Computer Science

Western Illinois University ranked 413th for Computer Science in the United States and 1956th in the World with 303 publications made and 6,487 citations received. Main research topic: Cognitive Science.

Rank Ranking
#413 of 858 In the United States
#461 of 927 In North America
#1956 of 4,392 In the World

Western Illinois University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 6 1
1992 1 1
1993 3 1
1994 1 0
1995 4 6
1996 4 12
1997 5 2
1998 5 1
1999 4 2
2000 6 21
2001 6 7
2002 7 9
2003 7 1
2004 13 44
2005 8 11
2006 10 3
2007 10 16
2008 7 7
2009 15 21
2010 13 15
2011 11 23
2012 11 24
2013 15 9
2014 11 18
2015 13 15
2016 15 51
2017 9 137
2018 5 182
2019 10 81
2020 11 48
2021 3 4
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Cognitive Science 312 353 875

Mathematics

Western Illinois University ranked 359th for Mathematics in the United States and 1559th in the World with 232 publications made and 3,543 citations received. Main research topic: Math Teachers.

Rank Ranking
#359 of 684 In the United States
#402 of 744 In North America
#1559 of 3,376 In the World

Western Illinois University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 4
1992 1 0
1993 2 0
1994 3 1
1995 0 0
1996 6 1
1997 8 2
1998 2 1
1999 4 0
2000 2 3
2001 6 3
2002 4 11
2003 9 61
2004 6 5
2005 1 0
2006 5 4
2007 3 11
2008 2 0
2009 12 1
2010 7 3
2011 13 40
2012 18 16
2013 9 3
2014 13 9
2015 7 14
2016 2 1
2017 3 0
2018 10 12
2019 4 29
2020 8 2
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Math Teachers 287 314 760

Economics

Western Illinois University ranked 347th for Economics in the United States and 1341st in the World with 198 publications made and 2,716 citations received. Main research topics: Political Economy, International Relations and Diplomacy.

Rank Ranking
#347 of 654 In the United States
#388 of 717 In North America
#1341 of 3,039 In the World

Western Illinois University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 7
1992 0 0
1993 3 1
1994 0 0
1995 0 0
1996 2 0
1997 2 0
1998 2 1
1999 1 0
2000 2 0
2001 5 3
2002 2 11
2003 6 7
2004 4 1
2005 3 1
2006 8 5
2007 8 3
2008 6 9
2009 11 2
2010 5 8
2011 8 10
2012 22 4
2013 18 7
2014 10 8
2015 9 8
2016 6 5
2017 6 1
2018 8 182
2019 6 1
2020 5 44
2021 5 5
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Political Economy 326 365 915
International Relations and Diplomacy 301 340 952

Art & Design

Western Illinois University ranked 360th for Art & Design in the United States and 1211th in the World with 145 publications made and 2,232 citations received. Main research topics: Entertainment Industry Business, Performing arts, Singing and Vocal Performance, Photography, Landscape Architecture.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

Rank Ranking
#360 of 685 In the United States
#401 of 750 In North America
#1211 of 2,700 In the World

Western Illinois University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 0 0
1995 3 5
1996 2 0
1997 3 0
1998 4 1
1999 4 1
2000 1 21
2001 1 2
2002 0 0
2003 2 19
2004 7 7
2005 3 1
2006 5 2
2007 4 11
2008 4 1
2009 13 9
2010 9 7
2011 4 0
2012 13 4
2013 5 1
2014 3 3
2015 4 0
2016 8 13
2017 2 0
2018 0 0
2019 3 52
2020 1 1
2021 4 1
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Performing arts 210 241 584
Singing and Vocal Performance 212 243 643
Entertainment Industry Business 224 250 705
Landscape Architecture 203 233 1140
Photography 292 336 1160

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for Western Illinois University

Speciality United States North America World Rank
Aviation 237 271 932
Astrophysics and Astronomy 288 318 946
Physics 456 508 2738
Chemistry 444 495 2816
Engineering 495 549 3112