Parkland College

  • Parkland College is a comprehensive community college in Illinois dedicated to providing programs and services of high quality to its students and committed to continuous improvement, to academic achievement and its documentation, and to the concept of shared governance.

School Highlights

Parkland College serves 6,510 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 52%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 532 teachers has grown by 52% over five years.
Parkland College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty532 staff239 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Parkland College has declined by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The Parkland College diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,510 students3,107 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:114:1
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# Full-Time Students2,654 students1,099 students
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# Part-Time Students3,856 students2,008 students
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% Asian
4%
5%
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% Hispanic
10%
27%
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% Black
13%
13%
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% White
59%
48%
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
1%
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% Unknown races
7%
3%
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Diversity Score0.620.68
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College Completion Rate
28%
33%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,500$32,200
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $9,555 is more than the state average of $8,158. The in-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $14,355 is more than the state average of $10,899. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$9,555$8,158
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Out-State Tuition Fees$14,355$10,899
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid69%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,250$7,963
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$4,549
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Parkland College is a fully accredited, public community college established to serve the needs of District 505, the third largest community college district in Illinois. Parkland has delivered vocational-technical and academic instruction to more than 235,000 people since its classes began in 1967, according to 2009 data. Our college has become a center for educational opportunity and community enrichment in east central Illinois and has earned a national reputation for its excellent academic standards, innovative programs, and quality instruction. Built on 233 acres of landscaped grounds in Champaign, Illinois, Parkland is centrally located and accessible to all 54 communities in the district. Our beautiful, quiet campus is situated near the intersection of interstate highways 57, 72, and 74 and is just a seven- to 10-minute drive from the University of Illinois campus. Parkland is one of the most advanced community colleges in the nation. Our facilities include more than 85 classrooms, 60 specialized labs, a library collection of over 120,000 volumes, an FM radio station, an educational TV station, an experimental agricultural land laboratory, an art gallery, and excellent physical education and recreation facilities, including a fitness center. Our cultural center contains a 320-seat performing arts theater and a 50-foot dome planetarium, the second largest in Illinois. Parkland also has a child development center to serve the needs of faculty, staff, students, and families in our community. Parkland maintains over 100 degree and certificate programs designed for career and job placement or for transfer to programs at four-year institutions. The college confers the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Engineering Science, Associate in Applied Science, and Associate in General Studies degrees in an array of traditional and nontraditional disciplines. See our catalog for degree/course descriptions. We also provide numerous academic support services and resources, including the library, peer tutoring, the Writing Center, the Learning Lab, the Academic Development Center, and online student learning tools and activities. Parkland College has provided affordable vocational-technical and academic education to area residents since 1966. Today more than 11,400 credit and noncredit students come to us for our career and transfer programs, community classes and workshops, and online courses.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Parkland College is Danville Area Community College (36.9 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 2,644 students | 36.90 Mi2000 E Main St
    Danville, IL 61832
    (217) 443-3222
    36.902,644
  • 2,846 students | 40.20 MiOne College Park
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 875-7200
    40.202,846
  • 4,466 students | 45.70 Mi5001 Lake Land Blvd
    Mattoon, IL 61938
    (217) 234-5253
    45.704,466
  • 4,974 students | 47.20 Mi1500 West Raab Road
    Normal, IL 61761
    (309) 268-8000
    47.204,974
  • 1,109 students | 56.60 Mi300 Keokuk St
    Lincoln, IL 62656
    (217) 732-3155
    56.601,109
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For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $8,158 per year for in-state students and $10,899 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,031 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 89%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.