Parkland College in Champaign

Champaign, IL

(Rating 4 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Parkland College offers 339-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. 1 high safety campus. 61.6% are women, and 38.4% are men. Parkland College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Parkland College is 6486$, that is at the level of national average. 18% of full-time Parkland College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $29,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Parkland College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$6,486
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Parkland College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$5,987
$30,001 - $48,000$6,907
$48,001 - $75,000$8,844
$75,001 - $110,000$10,462
$110,001+$9,571

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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10%

Types of financial aids

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2755 of Parkland College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 33 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Parkland College number 70 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Illinois.

Students at Parkland College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
78.09%
$4,109
$30,001 - $48,000
87.5%
$4,035
$48,001 - $75,000
51.85%
$1,605
$75,001 - $110,000
22.58%
$388
$110,001+
25%
$791

Salary After Attending

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$29,600

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

5%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Parkland College.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

ROTC - Navy

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate

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18%
BELOW AVERAGE

Parkland College graduation rate is below the national average.

18% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Parkland College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Parkland College is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

17:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

54

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Parkland College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Parkland College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Illinois.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 2400 W Bradley Ave address in Champaign, Illinois.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Parkland College with 0.06% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Parkland College offers 339 programs in total: 159 are for Associate's degree, 93 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 87 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 312 universities in Illinois state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree and 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs offered.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Illinois state average data to help you compare.

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Parkland College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 6515 students with 195463 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Parkland College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Parkland College hosted my study abroad in France trip last summer. The staff, Jodi Littleton, Christina Havenland, and Isabel Scarborough, were all very professional and in their handling of the trip. Christina and Isabel both accompanied the group to France and went above and beyond in their work to help us adjust to the French society. If we ever needed anything, Christina gave us her contact information and was there in a flash when help was needed. Overall, very professional staff with good interpersonal skills. As well as being kind people! -Tommy.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Passed through here on a roadtrip and had to make some last minute changes to my route, the guys at Student Life helped me out immensely and I got everything sorted in a jiffie!They even gave me a freshly baked cookie, which was delicious. 😀

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Parkland college has a wonderful campus with modern amenities, however, the program I was enrolled in was a joke.I was enrolled in the HVAC program. While I enjoyed the instructors and their vast knowledge I found the program to be lacking. When one enrolled in a program like the HVAC program one expects a certain number of things.1) hands-on training: the instructors seemed more interested in hanging out the allotted time rather than teaching the class.2) career knowledge: the program had 3 main instructors while I was enrolled, but only 2 of them seemed to know what they were taking about. One of the younger instructors just didn't have the trade expertise one would expect. Especially paying over $100 a credit hour.3) EPA Section 608: if your students are paying over $100 per semester hour then the EPA test should be included. Requiring students to pay an additional fee for the EPA license is a joke.4) a set of basic tools should be included. How can a potential graduate land a job in there said trade without basic tools?

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Parkland College provides high quality leaner centered education and training as a foundation for life long success.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I've only taken one class here, but this community college is definitely above average. The professor I had and the facility I was in were good, but the online system (Cobra) is absolutely atrocious. Doing homework and finding due dates on that information system was impossible. Definitely a mixed bag, here.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 2400 W Bradley Ave

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2173512200

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: parkland.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

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