Parkland College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,455
2022 Average Net Price
$8,688
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
5,686
37.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
33.6%
255 Graduates

About

Parkland College is a higher education institution located in Champaign County, IL. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Parkland College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (163 degrees awarded), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (11 degrees), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (10 degrees).

In 2022, 1,451 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Parkland College. 56.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (999 degrees), 7.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (128 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Parkland College is $4,455, which is $−3,657 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Parkland College is $4,455, which is $−3,657 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,688.

In 2022, 60% of undergraduate students attending Parkland College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 16% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,455
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Parkland College was $4,455. The cost of tuition at Parkland College is $−3,657 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,688
2022 Value
7.35%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Parkland College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,688. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Parkland College grew by 7.35%.

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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 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
16%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Parkland College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 33.3% with respect to 2021, when 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Parkland College had a total enrollment of 5,686 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Parkland College is 2,147 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,539. This means that 37.8% of students enrolled at Parkland College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Parkland College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.3% White, 13.8% Black or African American, 10.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.61% Asian, 5.52% Two or More Races, 0.158% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0528% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Parkland College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (31.1%), followed by White Female (29.7%) and Black or African American Female (6.24%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

37.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Parkland College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,686 students. The full-time enrollment at Parkland College is 2,147 and the part-time enrollment is 3,539. This means that 37.8% of students enrolled at Parkland College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%
2022 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 (62%), Parkland College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,372 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    783 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    608 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Parkland College is 59.3% White, 13.8% Black or African American, 10.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.61% Asian, 5.52% Two or More Races, 0.158% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0528% 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 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 152 students (2.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 189 more women than men received degrees from Parkland College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Parkland College is white (999 degrees awarded). There were 7.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (128 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Parkland College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (163 degrees awarded), followed by Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (11 degrees) and Automobile Mechanics Technology (10 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Transportation (40 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (116 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (438 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Parkland College are Registered nurses (1,429,546 people), Medical & health services managers (165,663 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (150,377 people), Physicians (144,929 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (143,954 people).

The most specialized majors at Parkland College in 2022 are Transportation (40 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (116 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (438 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (85 degrees), and Health (458 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Correspondence clerks & order clerks

The most specialized majors at Parkland College are Transportation (40 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (116 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (438 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (85 degrees), and Health (458 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Parkland College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,588,825 people), Elementary & secondary schools (417,087 people), Outpatient care centers (270,238 people), Offices of physicians (229,658 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (202,021 people).

The most specialized majors at Parkland College are Transportation (40 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (116 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (438 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (85 degrees), and Health (458 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 147 degrees awarded
  2. 128 degrees awarded
  3. 116 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Parkland College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 147 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

631
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
820
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 631 degrees were awarded to men at Parkland College, which is 0.77 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (820).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 107 degrees were awarded to men at Parkland College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.527 times less than the 203 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 203 degrees were awarded to men at Parkland College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.9 times more than the 107 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
33%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 18% of students graduating from Parkland College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (61.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Parkland College is Male and Asian (61.5% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 3.92% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    999 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    128 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    115 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Parkland College is white (999 degrees awarded). There were 7.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (128 degrees).

3.03% of degree recipients (44 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    562 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    437 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    84 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Parkland College is white female (562 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (437 degrees).

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Operations

Parkland College has an endowment valued at nearly $13.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 551k (4.17%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Parkland College had a total salary expenditure of 101M. Parkland College employs 60 Professors, 57 Associate professors and 26 Instructors. Most academics at Parkland College are Female Associate professor (36), Male Professor (30), and Female Professor (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Parkland College are: Service, with 53 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 48 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 30 employees.

Endowment

$13.2M
2022 Endowment
1.13%
decline from 2021

Parkland College has an endowment valued at about $13.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Parkland College declined 1.13% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.99M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$40.7M
2022 Salaries
2.12%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Parkland College paid a median of $40.7M in salaries, which represents 40.3% of their overall expenditure ($101M) and a 2.12% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$12M
Instructional Salaries
149
Number of Employees

In 2022, Parkland College paid a total of $12M to 149 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
60 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
53 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Parkland College were Professor with 60 employees, Associate professor with 57 employees, and Instructor with 26 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Parkland College were Service with 53 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 48 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Parkland College was Female Associate professor with 36 employees, Male Professor with 30 employees, and Female Professor with 30 employees.

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

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