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Parkland College Overview

Parkland College is a public institution situated in Champaign, Illinois. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Parkland College Known For?

1,428 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Parkland College.
  • In 2017-2018, 42% of the faculty were full-time.

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Parkland College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Parkland College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#206 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Parkland College?

Location of Parkland College

Contact details for Parkland College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL 61821-1899
Phone: 217-351-2200
Website: https://www.parkland.edu/

How Do I Get Into Parkland College?

You can apply to Parkland College online at: https://webapp.parkland.edu/apply/

Parkland College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Parkland College?

53% Take Out Loans
19.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Parkland College, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $3,815 a year. That adds up to $15,260 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Parkland College is 19.5%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Parkland College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,654 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,510 undergraduate students at Parkland College, with 2,654 being full-time and 3,856 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Parkland College

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,654 full-time undergraduates at Parkland College, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Parkland College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Parkland College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Parkland College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 91
Black or African American 349
Hispanic or Latino 278
White 1,548
International Students 106
Other Races/Ethnicities 282

Over 51 countries are represented at Parkland College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and India.

Online Learning at Parkland College

936 Took All Classes Online
2,778 Took At Least One Class Online
26.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,778 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Parkland College has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Parkland College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Parkland College was 26.7%. This is the #752 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Parkland College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Parkland College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 222 0 222
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 143 0 34 177
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 106 42 0 148
Biological & Physical Science 0 137 0 137
Nursing 0 104 0 104
Allied Health Professions 32 35 13 80
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 27 33 14 74
Information Technology 42 15 0 57
Computer Programming 40 10 0 50
Business Support & Assistant Services 24 10 7 41
Dental Support Services 0 31 0 31
Entrepreneurial Studies 20 0 4 24
Precision Metal Working 21 0 0 21
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 9 9 18
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 5 13 18
Accounting 0 9 8 17
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 9 8 0 17
General Engineering 0 17 0 17
Business Administration & Management 2 13 0 15
Computer Systems Networking 15 0 0 15
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 3 12 15
Air Transportation 14 0 0 14
Human Development & Family Studies 4 3 5 12
Computer Software & Applications 10 0 0 10
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 10 0 10
Culinary Arts 9 0 0 9
Agricultural Mechanization 2 6 0 8
Horticulture 4 4 0 8
Construction Management 0 6 0 6
Industrial Production Technology 2 4 0 6
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 5 0 5
Health & Physical Education 5 0 0 5
Fine & Studio Arts 0 5 0 5
Computer Engineering Technology 0 4 0 4
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 4 0 4
Hospitality Management 0 2 1 3
Graphic Communications 3 0 0 3
Design & Applied Arts 0 3 0 3
General Sales & Marketing 0 2 0 2
Building Management & Inspection 0 1 1 2
Carpentry 0 0 2 2
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 2 0 0 2
Audiovisual Communications 0 1 0 1
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 1 1
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 1 1
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 1 0 0 1
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 1 1
Drama & Theater Arts 1 0 0 1
Music 0 1 0 1
Agricultural Production 0 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0
International Business 0 0 0 0
Data Entry 0 0 0 0
Construction 0 0 0 0
Masonry 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 0 0
Fire Protection 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 538 764 126 1,428

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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