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it’s your time.

What’s 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.

After all, the mission of Parkland College is to engage the community in learning. Explore further to find out how we fulfill it.

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

Known for their friendly assistance, 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 parkland.edu/visitus for dates.

office of admissions: 217/351-2482  |  admissions@parkland.edu


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.
    Hone your broadcasting skills 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.

•  Completing our Gen Ed Certificate moves you quickly into courses specific to your major at all Illinois public universities and many                Illinois private four-year schools.

•  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.

8 NCJAA national titles


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 

Academic Advising

plan your schedule and path to graduation,

including transfer

Accessibility Services

ensuring equal access to learning

Admissions Office

your Parkland journey starts here

Career Services

help with career assessment, choosing a major,

interviewing, resumes, more

Counseling Support Center

individual and group therapy, coping skills

workshops, local and online mental health resources,

and more for students

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

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

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.

100+ programs AND certificates OFFERED 

For the most accurate list, visit parkland.edu/areasofstudy

modes of instruction

Not everyone learns the same way. Parkland offers flexible course times and formats that fit a variety of lifestyles. Work from home, meet face to face, or do both in one class. It's college, your way.

nationally recognized ART GALLERY 

Fully in-person sections meet on campus at published days and times

Hybrid sections have both scheduled on-campus meeting times and online components

Flexible sections meet on campus on published days and times but allow students the option to join online at that time if they are unable to be campus for some meetings

Online sections are totally online

Online synchronous sections are fully online but with synchronous, scheduled, real-time lectures and interaction with faculty

it's your time to save on college.

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 parkland.edu/careeragreement.

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 parkland.edu/financialaid or call 217/351-2222.

$500,000+ in scholarships AWARDED IN 2021-2022

annual tuition comparison


start here, transfer there.

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 parkland.edu/pathway for more information.

•    Students transferring from an Illinois community college are guaranteed admission into any of the University of Illinois locations through the U of I Transfer Agreement if they meet the requirements. Visit go.illinois.edu/transferguarantee 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

STUDY ABROAD IN 10+ countries

apply (parkland.edu/apply)

advance your future, starting today

connect (connect.parkland.edu)

many of your enrollment resources can now be found on Parkland's student portal, connect

visit campus (parkland.edu/visitus)

advance your future, starting today

financial aid (parkland.edu/financialaid)

apply for financial aid by going to studentaid.gov

assessments (parkland.edu/assessment)

take assessment tests or send ACT/SAT scores to Parkland before registering for courses

orientation (go.parkland.edu/orientation)

orientation for new students is available completely online

advising and registration (parkland.edu/advising)

contact Advising Services to make an appointment to meet with your advisor to talk about your goals and plan your classes

tuition and fees (go.parkland.edu/tuition)

or visit connect and click “Pay Tuition”

it's your time to shine.

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.