2014. Parkland College Student Union [Photograph]. Perkins + Will, Architect. Used with permission.
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Parkland College

Champaign, IL, USA
3.12 Average Rating

Parkland College is a two-year community college based in Champaign, IL, that confers associate’s degrees and workforce certificate. Serving 54 communities across central Illinois, Parkland offers over 100 degree and certificate programs and over 40 different campus clubs and organizations. Parkland is also home to Staerkel Planetarium, the second largest planetarium in Illinois; Giertz Gallery; a student-run radio, TV, and newspaper; and the Parkland Theatre, for well-rounded cultural enrichment.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
100%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
94%
Out-Of-State Students
2%
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1110
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Associate's
Total Number of Students
7,159
Total Number of Undergrads
7,159
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
24%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$8,707
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,100
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$15,870
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,717
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
30%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,281
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,390

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
47%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$3,728
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$4,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$80

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
26
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Cobras
Varsity Athletics Association
NJCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Champaign
Chicago
Bloomington
Saint Louis
Decatur
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$35,300

What Students Are Saying

3.12 Average Rating
Parkland college is the number one 2-year college in the United States of America. Academically, on a 1-10 scale Parkland is a 10. I really enjoy learning at school.
Tikesha from champaign, IL
Parkland College is a great and friendly environment with lots of diversity and culture within its campus for all students of all ages. It also has many great helping opportunities for many students to get tutored or to get efficient help for their classes. This college is one of the best community colleges in Illinois and it is well-known for its great service and for encouraging students to engage in the community as a whole.
Teri
It's a very good school to go to.
They have people here to help you when you need it.
It's a very safe school.
Alessa from Urbana, IL
Parkland College is wonderful school for someone who needs a flexible schedule. The campus is easy to get around. The professors and instructors are personable and always willing to assist a student.
Kerry from Urbana, IL