Parkland College

Parkland College is a Public, 2-4 years school located in Champaign, IL. The 2023 average tuition & fees is $13,266 over its programs in average.
The school has a total enrollment of 5,686 and it offers 72 programs.
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2023 Tuition & Fees, Living Costs

The average undergraduate tuition & fees at Parkland College is $13,266 for academic year 2022-2023. The amount is the average costs over all degree programs and the vocational program tuition may be lower than the average cost.
Parkland College offers the alternative tuition plans .
60% of enrolled students have received grants and/or scholarships and the average amount of received financial aid is $4,809 (exclude student loans).
Parkland 2023 Tuition & Fees, Living Costs
Tuition & Fees$13,266
Average Financial Amount$4,809

Offered Career / Vocational Programs and Completers

Parkland College offers 72 vocational programs for Less than 12-Week Certificate, Less than 1-Year Certificate, and 1-2 Years Certificate programs. The following table lists number of programs by offered type and online availability along with number of completers.
Last year, 1,643 students have completed their career programs.
Offered Career Programs at Parkland College
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Less than 12 Weeks Certificate100250
Less than 1 Year Certificate330239
2 Years Certificate290261

Programs by Award Level

The following table summarizes the number of completers by program and award level.
  • 250 students have earned/completed Less than 12 Weeks Certificate program.
  • 239 students have earned/completed Less than 1 Year Certificate program.
  • 261 students have earned/completed 1-2 Years Certificate program.
  • 893 students have earned/completed Associate's program.
Less than 12 Weeks Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Computer Support Specialist1-
Personal and Culinary Services [+] 0 completers-
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant0-
Mechanics and Repairers [+] 1 completers-
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician1-
Transportation and Materials Moving [+] 21 completers-
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew11-
Air Transportation (other)10-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 227 completers-
Medical/Clinical Assistant1-
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)49-
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician9-
Sterile Processing Technology/Technician26-
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide142-
Less than 1 Year Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 25 completers-
Agricultural Power Machinery Operation20-
Landscaping and Groundskeeping5-
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management0-
Communication and Journalism [+] 9 completers-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia9-
Communications Technologies [+] 9 completers-
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design0-
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects1-
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator8-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 77 completers-
Computer Programming/Programmer26-
Computer Programming, Specific Applications0-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design3-
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration2-
Computer Graphics9-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications12-
Network and System Administration/Administrator25-
Personal and Culinary Services [+] 1 completers-
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant1-
Engineering Technology [+] 8 completers-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician2-
Surveying Technology/Surveying6-
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician0-
Work and Family Studies [+] 7 completers-
Child Care Provider/Assistant7-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 1 completers-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness1-
Construction Trades [+] 3 completers-
Building/Property Maintenance3-
Mechanics and Repairers [+] 17 completers-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician17-
Precision Production Trades [+] 15 completers-
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant15-
Transportation and Materials Moving [+] 0 completers-
Air Transportation (other)0-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 2 completers-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 23 completers-
Medical/Clinical Assistant16-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)4-
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist3-
Business [+] 42 completers-
Business Administration and Management2-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science15-
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary4-
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry0-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies21-
1-2 Years Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 8 completers-
Agricultural Business and Management8-
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management0-
Engineering Technology [+] 1 completers-
Industrial Technology/Technician0-
Surveying Technology/Surveying0-
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology0-
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD1-
Work and Family Studies [+] 6 completers-
Child Care Provider/Assistant6-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 179 completers$21,700
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies179$21,700
Construction Trades [+] 0 completers-
Building/Property Maintenance0-
Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter0-
Mechanics and Repairers [+] 25 completers-
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician3-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology10-
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology0-
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician6-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician6-
Precision Production Trades [+] 0 completers-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 31 completers-
Dietetic Technician0-
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage8-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training23-
Business [+] 11 completers-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science3-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies2-
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management0-
Restaurant/Food Services Management0-
International Business/Trade/Commerce0-
Associate's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 50 completers-
Agricultural Business and Management9-
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations0-
Agricultural Business Technology0-
Agricultural Power Machinery Operation15-
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management0-
Landscaping and Groundskeeping3-
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant23-
Communication and Journalism [+] 10 completers-
Radio and Television7-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia3-
Communications Technologies [+] 5 completers-
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant3-
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects2-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 14 completers-
Computer Programming, Specific Applications4-
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications0-
Network and System Administration/Administrator10-
Education [+] 2 completers-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels1-
Music Teacher Education1-
Engineering [+] 29 completers-
Engineering Technology [+] 19 completers-
Industrial Technology/Technician15-
Surveying Technology/Surveying0-
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology4-
Work and Family Studies [+] 8 completers-
Child Care Provider/Assistant8-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 310 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies170-
General Studies140-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 103 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences103-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 10 completers-
Criminal Justice/Police Science8-
Fire Science/Fire-fighting2-
Construction Trades [+] 1 completers-
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection (other)1-
Mechanics and Repairers [+] 51 completers-
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology5-
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician5-
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician21-
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician20-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 19 completers-
Graphic Design3-
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology2-
Fine/Studio Arts14-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 219 completers-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist66-
Occupational Therapist Assistant29-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)5-
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist9-
Surgical Technology/Technologist14-
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer1-
Dietetic Technician0-
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage2-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse93-
Business [+] 43 completers-
Business Administration and Management13-
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary9-
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management0-
Restaurant/Food Services Management2-
Resort Management0-
Selling Skills and Sales Operations2-
Construction Management12-

Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation

Total 5,686 students are attending at Parkland College. There are 157 full-time faculty (instructional/teaching staffs) and 219 part-time faculty teaching for the school.
The students to faculty ratio is 15 to 1 (6.67%). The number of non-teaching staffs is 421 (full-time) and 243 (part-time).
The graduation rate of Parkland College is 33% and transfer-out rate is 20%. The retention rate is 63% at the school.
Parkland 2023 Key Statistics
Student Population5,686
Graduation Rate33%
Number of Faculty376
Student to Faculty Ratio15 to 1

Student Population at Parkland

For the academic year 2021-2022, total 5,394 students enrolled into Parkland College. By gender, 2,410 male and 2,984 female students are attending the school.
The following table summarizes the student population by gender and attending status for Parkland College.
Student Population By Gender
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There are 3,337 White (61.87%), 719 Black/African American (13.33%), 479 Hispanic (8.88%), 249 Asian (4.62%), and 1,088 students with other races attending Parkland College. 79 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Student Population By Race/ethnicity at Parkland College
American Indian/Native American844
Black/African American719259460
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander110
Two More308135173
Non-resident Alien795524
Parkland College offers the distance learning opportunities (online classes) for career programs.
1,090 students (20.21% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 1,679 students (31.13% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The following table summarizes the online student population for Parkland College.
Distance Learning Student Population at Parkland College
Number of Students
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,090
Enrolled Some Online Courses1,679
Not in Online Courses2,625
By age range, at Parkland College, 1,629 students are aged 20 to 24 (30.20% of total students), 2,316 students are aged below 20 (42.94%), 171 students are aged above 50 (4.00%).
Graduate Student Population By Age at Parkland College
Under 18722311411
Age 18-191,594807787
Age 20-21994488506
Age 22-24635275360
Age 25-29485188297
Age 30-34348131217
Age 35-3921666150
Age 40-4922975154
Age 50-641084464
Over 64632538

Directory and Accreditation Information

Parkland College is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1972 - Current[Estimated Date]).
The following list shows the contact and directory information of Parkland College.
2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL

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