Parkland College

Parkland College

Parkland College was established in 1966 as a community college. There are more than 10,000 credit and noncredit students enrolled in the various community classes and workshops, career and transfer programs, and online courses offered by the college. Over 100 associate degrees, transfer, and certificate programs of study are available at Parkland.

The Parkland Theatre and Planetarium are two impressive structures in Parkland College. The college also has the famous Parkland Art Gallery which was founded in 1981. The exhibitions and educational programs of this gallery are open to the public at no charge.

Parkland College's athletic teams are called the Cobras. They participate in sports like baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, softball and volleyball.

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Parkland College
2400 W Bradley Ave
Champaign , IL 61821-1899
General Phone: (217) 351-2200

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Parkland College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Science257biological and physical sciences
Liberal Arts210liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine137EMT ambulance attendant, EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Medical Support and Technology123dental hygienist, medical assistant, veterinary assistant, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, radiographer
Mechanics and Repair92industrial electronics tech, HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Business and Management51business management, accounting, entrepreneurship, international business, sales
Computer Science and Engineering37computer programming, computer applications programming, web design, database administration, computer graphics, computer networking, system administration, webmastering
Therapy and Counseling26massage therapy
Security and Law Enforcement25criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Office and Administration19data entry, administrative assistant, executive secretary, office data entry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy18occupational therapist assistant
Construction Trades18construction, carpentry, electrician, property management, glazier, building inspection and management
Real Estate and Construction Management17construction management
Landscaping and Horticulture14landscaping, floristry
Agricultural Science and Management13agricultural management, agricultural operations, agricultural machine operation
Family and Social Work13child care provider, social work
Engineering Technician12industrial tech, surveying tech, computer systems tech, CAD and design
Education and Teaching10teacher ed, music teaching, ESL instruction
Hospitality9hotel management, restaurant and food services management
Media6radio and television, digital communications, animation and special effects
Fine Arts6fine arts
Transportation5truck and bus driver
Animal Science and Care5equine science
Design3graphic design
Medical Administration1medical transcription

Number of programs and degrees for Parkland College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree90347
Award of less than 1 academic year15423
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years7616

Parkland College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Parkland College had a total enrollment of 9,407 students (6,846 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 13%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 26%
20-21 19%
22-24 13%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Parkland College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 67 %
Part-Time 41 %

Parkland College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Champaign, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Parkland College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,900
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,740
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Parkland College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 711800)

Parkland College Faculty

Parkland College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1216
Non-tenured and not on tenure track59

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year15$71,92314$74,270
Associate professoracademic year44$58,44141$57,955
Assistant professoracademic year6$53,4012*
Instructoracademic year17$48,75525$49,189
All faculty totalacademic year82$58,53082$57,793

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Parkland College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports3273105

Parkland College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Power Machinery Operation

Animal Science And Care
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Selling Skills and Sales Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other
Building/Property Maintenance and Management
Construction Trades, General

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Industrial Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance)
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapist Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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What Sets Parkland College Apart:

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Number of degree programs
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Top 8%Parkland College Number of degree programs
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Top 8%Parkland College Number of students
Male % of student body
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Top 19%Parkland College Male % of student body
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Top 20%Parkland College Salaries of full-time faculty

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, navy, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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