Public 2 Year

Parkland College

Champaign, Illinois

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Parkland College overview
Location Champaign, Illinois
Online parkland.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Small City
Parkland College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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Parkland College is a public community college located in Champaign, Illinois, providing access to higher education in a city that it shares with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Founded in 1967, the college sits on a 233-acre suburban campus with a range of facilities catering to various academic and vocational disciplines. Parkland's academic profile includes over 130 degree and certificate programs, with notable emphasis on Health Professions, Agriculture, Engineering Science and Technologies, and Computer Science and Information Technology. Its application process is open, admitting a broad spectrum of applicants. While the main focus is on academics, Parkland does offer student housing through its partnership with privately owned housing properties. The campus atmosphere is geared towards practical learning with hands-on experiences facilitated through state-of-the-art equipment and dedicated faculty. Parkland College fields teams known as the Cobras in several sports within the NJCAA Division II; however, its primary focus remains on educational advancement over athletic prominence.

Parkland College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  2,147 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,539 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $10,905 plus fees of $675.


Admission Requirements

Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

In District Resident Tuition

In District Costs for Parkland College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$675
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $6,500
Other Expenses Budget$4,600
Total One Year Cost$17,430

Illinois Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Parkland College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$675
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $6,500
Budget for Other Expenses$4,600
Total One Year Cost$23,880

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$34,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Parkland College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 42%
General Studies 18%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 14%
Mechanic and Repair Technologies 7%
Business 6%

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