Parkland College: Review & Facts

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Parkland College is a large two-year, public school with 8,680 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1966 and is one of the 3 schools and colleges located in Champaign, Illinois.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
69
At Parkland College you can earn your several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, or associate's degree.

Parkland College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 69 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Nursing, Biology, Medical Assistant, and Automotive and Mechanic. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools and colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
59%
The rate of student retention at Parkland College is low at 59% (below Illinois average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Parkland College is very low - 25%. Nearly 30% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Parkland College is reasonably decent - 18:1. Learn more about faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$13,400
Average tuition pricing is slightly high - $13,100 a year. The additional fees at Parkland College not covered by tuition are approximately $300, which totals $13,400 a year.

Read the details about Parkland College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
This school might accept dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) for admission.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Parkland College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (217) 351-2200 or check Parkland College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
B
Parkland College provides a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Parkland College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
Currently there is no on-campus housing at Parkland College.

Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Parkland College. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, Parkland College seems to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Parkland College Location and Maps



Post Address: Parkland College, 2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, Illinois 61821-1899, USA
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