Parkland College: Narrative Description

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2400 West Bradley Ave.
Champaign, IL 61821-1899
Tel: (217)351-2200
Admissions: (217)351-2558
Fax: (217)351-7640
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District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Illinois Community College Board. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 233-acre suburban campus. Research spending 2003-04: $6499. Educational spending 2003-04: $3487 per student. Total enrollment: 9,536. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 3,370 applied, 90% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter, 66% from top half. Full-time: 4,614 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 4,922 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 14 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 14% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 31% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health, nursing programs. Option: deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Required for some: ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $2070 full-time, $69 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $6000 full-time, $200 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8850 full-time, $295 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Parkland College Library with 122,676 books, 300 serials, 8,115 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $135,263. 800 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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