Bachelor's degrees were awarded to 1,062 graduates at Western Illinois University, including Phebe Roseann Crane, who received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders and achieved Summa Cum Laude Latin honors.

A total of 1,401 students earned academic degrees or post-baccalaureate certificates after the Spring 2017 semester at Western Illinois University. Of these, 170 graduates' primary attendance site was the WIU-Quad Cities campus.

Bachelor's degrees were awarded to 1,062 graduates, including Phebe Roseann Crane, who received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders and achieved Summa Cum Laude Latin honors.

Academic distinction was awarded to baccalaureate graduates who achieved high grade point averages. This includes: Summa Cum Laude, 3.90 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale; Magna Cum Laude, 3.75–3.89 GPA; and Cum Laude, 3.6–3.74 GPA.