Empty nest, fuller wallet.

At just $164 per credit hour for most courses (for in-district students), Parkland is less than half the cost of a public university—and a fraction of the cost of a private school. 

Envision the possibilities.

It’s common for students to change majors. With 120+ programs, Parkland offers students the chance to really explore what they want to do without incurring major expenses.

Improved earning opportunities.

A Parkland graduate can expect a lifetime earnings gain over a 40-year career of $799,000! That’s a 61% increase over those not completing a Parkland degree program.

Is Parkland a good fit for your student?

Finding the right college is all about finding a good fit. The first step should be a visit to campus and then a look at what programs we offer for your student. Then take a look at the costs and housing. Plus, don't forget the application steps!

Champaign is a great town to be a student.

There are tons of options in the community for housing, from historic apartments to brand-new high rises. There are even apartment complexes located adjacent to campus, if you need some extra snooze time.

Experience life at Parkland.

College is more than classes. It's where you learn to become a leader, find new perspectives, and discover things about yourself. We offer 25+ clubs and organizations that help you do just that.

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Meet the Faces of Parkland

“I have changed in so many ways…most of all, I believe in myself more now than ever before.”
Parkland College enrolls approximately 20,000 students annually. Our campus is a melting pot of student life, with cultures as diverse as the communities we serve, students ranging in age from 16 to 86, and a growing international student presence. About 75 percent of our students live and work within District 505. Read on to meet some members of the Parkland community.

Come visit!

Get to know us. Tour the campus, get your questions answered, and meet one-on-one with an admissions advisor.

Apply now.

Ready to apply? Whether you’re a first-time student, took a few years off, or are transferring from another school, your future starts here.

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