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Study at Parkland College

Parkland College was established in 1966 as a community college. There are more than 10, 000 credit and noncredit students enrolled in the various community classes and workshops, career and transfer programs, and online courses offered by the college. Over 100 associate degrees, transfer, and certificate programs of study are available at Parkland.

The Parkland Theatre and Planetarium are two impressive structures in Parkland College. The college also has the famous Parkland Art Gallery which was founded in 1981. The exhibitions and educational programs of this gallery are open to the public at no charge.

Parkland College's athletic teams are called the Cobras. They participate in sports like baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, softball and volleyball.

Profile of Parkland College

The campus of Parkland College is in Champaign, IL, which is a small city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Parkland College include, at the school's highest level, the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in science.

Parkland College Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes Parkland College an attractive choice for many applicants.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Parkland College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 9, 407 students enrolled (6, 045 full-time equivalent).

Parkland College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Science299biological and physical sciences
Liberal Arts220liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Medical Support and Technology111veterinary assistant, dental hygienist, respiratory care tech, medical assistant, surgical tech, radiographer
Mechanics and Repair81autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, industrial electronics tech, HVAC
Nursing and Emergency Medicine73registered nursing, nursing assistant, EMT ambulance attendant, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management62business management, accounting, sales, entrepreneurship, international business
office and Administration41executive secretary, administrative assistant, office data entry, data entry
Therapy and Counselling34massage therapy
Security and Law Enforcement28criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Computer Science and Engineering26system administration, computer graphics, database administration, web design, computer applications programming, webmastering, computer programming
Engineering Technician19computer systems tech, industrial tech, mechanical drafting, CAD and design, surveying tech
Family and Social Work18child care provider, social work
Real Estate and Construction Management17construction management
Construction Trades13building inspection and management, property management, pipefitting, construction, painter, carpentry
Agricultural Science and Management11agricultural management, agricultural machine operation, agricultural technology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy11occupational therapist assistant
Hospitality10restaurant and food services management, hotel management
Fine Arts10fine arts
Animal Science and Care9equine science
Media8animation and special effects, radio and television, digital communications
Education and Teaching8ESL instruction
Landscaping and Horticulture7landscaping
Design6graphic design, design and visual communication
Transportation5truck and bus driver
Medical administration4medical transcription
Production Trades1sheet metal tech

Contact: Parkland College

Parkland College

2400 W Bradley Ave

Champaign, IL 61821-1899

General Phone: (217) 351-2200


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