your story grows here.

Whats your best next step for college or career goals? Make a smart move. Choose Parkland College. Here, you design an education that works for you. And we work right alongside you to make it happen.

Take some time now to invest in your future success.




the campus

Parkland College is located in northwest Champaign, one of Illinois’ most dynamic cities, less than three hours from Chicago,
St. Louis, and Indianapolis, and just across town from the University of Illinois.

the students

Students from surrounding central Illinois communities, from all over Illinois and the United States, and from 40+ countries attend Parkland College to achieve their academic goals in a safe, multicultural learning environment.

the faculty and staff

With typical Midwestern friendliness and hospitality, Parkland’s faculty and staff from the president on down will all welcome you and help you succeed. Faculty have degrees and real-world experience in their fields, and are dedicated to teaching each and every student. Staff will help you find your way to class, advise you on your journey, and support you in every way possible.

the programs

Explore your options and realize your strengths at Parkland College. With our 100+ associate’s degree and certificate programs, you might just discover an amazing subject you never knew you loved—and enjoy a brand new career path.

experience Parkland for yourself!

The best way to get to know Parkland College is to see it, and we’d love to see you! Schedule an individual or group tour with an admissions advisor or attend a campus visit or open house; see for dates.

office of admissions: 217/351-2482  |



here is what surprises people the most about Parkland.

•  Planetarium. Its the second largest in the state, and is visited by 20,000+ people each year!

•  Live radio WPCD-FM and PCTV television stations, plus a student-run sound recording label.
    Earn your broadcasting chops in working studios.

•  State-of-the-art classroom and lab learning spaces. Amazing agriculture, automotive, and industrial training facilities. Health                        professions classes with high-tech human simulators.

•  Art Gallery with national rotating exhibits and opening receptions with live music and artist talks.

•  Dental Hygiene Clinic. Child Development Center. Those could be your classrooms! Working facilities open to community members.

•  Bigger than you think: 6,500+ students take classes each semester, and we have helped 325,000+ alumni since our doors opened in 1967.

•  Solar panels. LEED-certified buildings. Prairie restorations. Parkland gets greener each year.

•  Plenty of convenient car and bike parking, always free.

•  Honors and student leadership opportunities, service-learning projects, student clubs and organizations.

•  Life-changing study abroad opportunities to 10+ countries.

•  8 nationally-ranked athletic teams:  golf, volleyball, softball, baseball, mens and womens soccer, and mens and
s basketball.




go ahead. reach out.

Support services and extracurriculars abound at Parkland. Whether you need help with a tough class or assignment,
or are ready to boost your resume, you will find opportunities here.


25+ STUDENT clubs 

Accessibility Services

ensuring equal access to learning

Admissions Office

your Parkland journey starts here

Counseling Services

plan your schedule; personal counseling

Financial Aid and Veteran Services

help with paying for college

Parkland is designated Military Friendly®

Learning Commons

academic support, tutoring


computer labs, research assistance,

quiet study spaces

Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society

Honors Program

challenging educational opportunities, scholarships

Service Learning

ongoing service projects connecting with the larger community

Student Life and Wellness Center

student clubs and organizations, student government,

Prospectus newspaper, wellness initiatives

Study Abroad

earn college credit abroad in 10+ countries

TRiO/Student Support Services

federally-funded academic help for disadvantaged students





Key: AA Associate in Arts | AS Associate in Science | AFA Associate in Fine Arts | AES Associate in Engineering Science | AAS Associate in Applied Science | C Certficate

go ahead. take major steps.

Explore your options and realize your strengths at Parkland College. With our 100+ associates degree and certificate programs, you might just discover an amazing subject you never knew you loved—and enjoy a brand new career path.




go ahead. make a wise investment.

College is an investment. Make a wise one by choosing Parkland. Our tuition costs are less than what youd pay at a public Illinois university and a fraction of the cost of a private Illinois college.

career agreement for out-of-district students

If your community college doesnt offer the program that you want to study, you may be able to take it at Parkland at in-district tuition rates. More information can be found at

paying for college

You may be eligible for scholarships and grants that you dont have to pay back; Parklands Financial Aid office will assist you with the application process. Visit or call 217/351-2222.

$462,000+ in scholarships AWARDED IN 2020-2021

annual tuition comparison




100+ programs AND certificates OFFERED 

we're the #1 transfer institution to the U of I.

small classes + support = success at your four-year institution

Where Parkland students transfer:

15%  University of Illinois

2%  Southern Illinois University

6%  Illinois State University

9%  Eastern Illinois University

14%  Other Illinois universities

52%  Out-of-state transfers

University of Illinois

•    You’ll be well prepared to go across town: Parkland transfers more students into the University of Illinois than any other school, and Parkland graduates do very well there.

•    Pathway to Illinois: dual-admissions partnership with University of Illinois for incoming freshmen. Visit for more information.

Other transfer options

•    Eastern Illinois University offers classes on Parkland’s campus

•    2+2 partnerships around the country accept Parkland credits

•    Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) identifies Parkland classes that transfer to Illinois universities

•    The Illinois General Education Certificate (GEC) allows you to complete all undergraduate education courses quickly and is transferable to any public, and many private, four-year institutions in the state of Illinois

bring it.

Bright futures begin here, and you know it. You have the potential. We provide the support. So show us what you’ve got. We’ll help with the rest.

Parkland College ensures equal educational opportunities to all students regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/Vietnam veteran era, age, or religion, and is Section 504/ADA compliant.
For additional information or accommodations, call 217/351-2551.