Parkland College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,455
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$7,615
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
16.6%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
5,758
39.6% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
31.5%
230 Graduates

About

Parkland College is a higher education institution located in Champaign County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Parkland College were .

In 2020, 1,537 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Parkland College. 54.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,047 degrees), 8.12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (129 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Parkland College is $4,455, which is $−3,525 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Parkland College is $4,455, which is $−3,525 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,615.

In 2020, 37% of undergraduate students attending Parkland College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 22% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,455
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Parkland College was $4,455. The cost of tuition at Parkland College is $−3,525 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$7,615
2020 Value
2.33%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Parkland College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,615. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Parkland College grew by 2.33%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,500
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Parkland College was of $5,500 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
22%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Parkland College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 12.1% with respect to 2019, when 33% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
16.6%
2018 Default Rate
236
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Parkland College was 16.6%, which represents 236 out of the 1422 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Parkland College has a total enrollment of 5,758 students. The full-time enrollment at Parkland College is 2,282 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,476. This means that 39.6% of students enrolled at Parkland College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Parkland College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.4% White, 12.5% Black or African American, 8.86% Hispanic or Latino, 5.37% Two or More Races, 4.52% Asian, 0.122% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0174% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Parkland College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.9%), followed by White Male (30.3%) and Black or African American Female (7.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

39.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Parkland College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,758 students. The full-time enrollment at Parkland College is 2,282 and the part-time enrollment is 3,476. This means that 39.6% of students enrolled at Parkland College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Parkland College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Parkland College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,538
  2. Black or African American
    722
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    510

The enrolled student population at Parkland College is 61.4% White, 12.5% Black or African American, 8.86% Hispanic or Latino, 5.37% Two or More Races, 4.52% Asian, 0.122% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0174% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 283 students (4.91%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 129 more women than men received degrees from Parkland College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Parkland College is white (1,047 degrees awarded). There were 8.12 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (129 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Parkland College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Parkland College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (72 degrees awarded), Transportation (47 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (156 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Parkland College are Elementary & middle school teachers (115,684 people), Other managers (83,557 people), Physicians (40,612 people), Registered nurses (37,613 people), and Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing (36,514 people).

The most specialized majors at Parkland College are Agriculture (72 degrees awarded), Transportation (47 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (156 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (469 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (84 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Parkland College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Other financial specialists, Physicians, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Parkland College are Agriculture (72 degrees awarded), Transportation (47 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (156 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (469 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (84 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Parkland College are Elementary & secondary schools (215,877 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (113,213 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (96,020 people), Computer Systems Design (50,018 people), and Construction (49,926 people).

The most specialized majors at Parkland College are Agriculture (72 degrees awarded), Transportation (47 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (156 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (469 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (84 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Parkland College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Parkland College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

704
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
833
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 704 degrees were awarded to men at Parkland College, which is 0.845 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (833).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 115 degrees were awarded to men at Parkland College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.477 times less than the 241 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 241 degrees were awarded to women at Parkland College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.1 times more than the 115 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%
100% Completion Time
26%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 11% of students graduating from Parkland College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 26% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (42.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Parkland College is Female and White (42.1% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 6.96% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,047 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    129 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    124 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Parkland College is white (1,047 degrees awarded). There were 8.12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (129 degrees).

5.53% of degree recipients (85 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    559 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    488 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    76 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Parkland College is white female (559 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (488 degrees).

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Operations

Parkland College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.36M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $878k (9.38%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Parkland College had a total salary expenditure of $114M. Parkland College employs 69 Associate professors, 54 Professors, and 26 Instructors. Most academics at Parkland College are Female Associate professors (46), Male Professors(31), and Female Professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Parkland College are: Service, with 57 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 48 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 43 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.36M
2020 Endowment
4.33%
growth from 2019

Parkland College has an endowment valued at about $9.36M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Parkland College grew 4.33% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.93M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Parkland College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$42.8M
2020 Salaries
1.86%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Parkland College paid a median of $42.8M in salaries, which represents 37.5% of their overall expenditure ($114M) and a 1.86% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.51% growth from 2018 and a 0.174% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12.4M
Instructional Salaries
157
Number of Employees

In 2020, Parkland College paid a total of $12.4M to 157 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
69 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
57 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Parkland College were Associate professor with 69 employees; Professor with 54 employees; and Professor with 26 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Parkland College were Service with 57 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 48 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 43 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Parkland College was Female Associate professor with 46 employees, Male Professor with 31 employees, and Female Professor with 23 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Parkland College.

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