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Our partnership schools offer advanced degrees that can be completed on Parkland's campus or online. Parkland has established partnership agreements with the following colleges and universities:

Colorado State University - Global Campus
800/920-6723 •

Colorado State University Global Campus offers a variety of advanced degrees and degree specializations to choose from, all offered in an online format. Tuition relief is available for students transferring to CSUGC within one year of their graduation from Parkland. Call the Parkland ARC for details. 
Eastern Illinois University at Parkland
Parkland College Room A170 • 217/353-2255 •

Parkland College and Eastern Illinois University have partnered since 1989 to meet the needs of this growing population. Whether you are looking to complete a bachelor’s degree, earn a master’s degree, or just update professional skills, Eastern Illinois University offers a variety of courses on Parkland’s campus. The EIU School of Continuing Education holds classes evenings, weekends, and online.

More than 90 percent of the students working on bachelor’s or master’s degrees through EIU at Parkland College work full time. The flexibility of having evening and weekend classes appeals to many of these students. In addition, more than half of the students who receive their bachelor’s degree through the EIU School of Continuing Education’s off-campus programs go on to pursue the master’s degree.
  • Bachelor of Arts in General Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational and Professional Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Degree completion programs that build on community college credits and EIU courses are available online and on the Parkland campus evenings and weekends
  • Other undergraduate courses are also available
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Master of Science in Technology with concentrations in:
    • Training and Development
    • Career and Technical Education
    • Technology Management
    • Computer Technology
  • Graduate Certificate programs in technology in:
    • Quality Systems
    • Work Performance Improvement
    • Computer Technology


Franklin University
888/341-6237 •
Representative Nicole Jackson: • 641/455-1320
Online bachelor’s degrees include:

  • Accounting
  • Allied Healthcare Management
  • Applied Management
  • Applied Psychology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Economics
  • Business Forensics
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice 
  • eMarketing
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Healthcare Information Systems Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Technology
  • Interactive Media Design
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Management
  • Management Information Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Organizational Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Public Safety Management
  • RN-BSN 
  • Safety, Security & Emergency Management
  • Web Development

Online Graduate Programs include:

  • MBA- Master of Business Administration
  • MCM--Master of Science in Marketing and Communication
  • MS in Accounting
  • MS in Marketing and Communication
  • MS in Computer Science
  • MS in Instructional Design and Performance Technology


Greenville College
Call the Parkland Adult Re-entry Center at 217/353-2666 for information on session dates.

  • Online Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, Christian affiliation
Greenville College Opportunities in Adult Learning, or GOAL, allows working adults who have already completed a minimum of 60 semester credits to earn a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership. Organizational leadership is a broad-based field of study with application in a wide range of careers and industries. The organizational leadership curriculum offers courses in communication, leadership, and the social sciences. It generally complements the strong technical skills and years of experience that adult students bring to the classroom.

As with other bachelor’s degree programs offered through Parkland, the GOAL program may not be a good match for every adult student. It is a good choice, however, for adults needing to move into jobs requiring more authority and responsibility than their more narrowly defined technical skills and education may have prepared them for.

Indiana Wesleyan University
866/IWU-4-YOU (866/498-4968) • 

Online Bachelors of Science programs

  •      Nursing   
  •      Criminal Justice 
  •      Accounting 
  •      Business Administration  
  •      Management 
  •      Marketing 
  •      Business Information Systems  
  •      Biblical Studies   
  •      General Studies (3+1 program) 

Online Graduates programs

  •      Nursing Administration    
  •      Nursing Education 
  •      Primary Care Nursing, Family (blended) 
  •      MSN/MBA 
  •      MBA, Accounting   
  •      MBA, Applied Management  
  •      MBA, Health Care Management  
  •      MBA, Human Resource Management  
  •      Management, Accounting 
  •      Management, Health Care Management 
  •      Management, Human Resource Management 
  •      Divinity (blended) 
  •      Youth Ministry  (blended)
  •      Ministerial Leadership (blended)  
  •      Student Development Counseling and Administration 

Millikin University
217/420-6778 •
Millikin University’s adult education program offers accelerated bachelor’s degree at Parkland. Get your degree in:
  • Elementary Education
  • Educator Certification for adults who have already earned a bachelor's degree
  • Coming soon!  Organizational Leadership


Olivet Nazarene University at Parkland
800/765-4838 •
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    For registered nurses, this program can be completed in less than two years by attending classes only one night per week on the Parkland campus.

Regis University Online, Denver, Colorado
800/967-3237 •

Online bachelor's degrees include:

  • Accounting
  • Applied Psychology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Technology Management
  • Communication
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Networking
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Public Administration

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, College of Engineering
    Classes are taught at Parkland's campus on weekends.

University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Specifically designed for registered nurses who are currently licensed, the UIC Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN Online Degree Completion Program is 100% online.  The courses feature the high academic standards set by the UIC College of Nursing, plus the flexibility of online learning.  You will set your own pace to complete the degree, allowing you to successfully manage your studies, careers and personal life.


University of Illinois, Springfield
217/206-4847 •

UIS has several bachelor degree completion programs available online including:


  • Liberal Studies
  • Computer Sciences
  • English
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Mathematical Sciences


University of St. Francis

800/735-7500 •

The RN to BSN Fast Track program offers RNs an 8 week class format,

available 100% online to meet the needs of busy, working adults.
The BS in Health Care Leadership meets the needs of students who want to strengthen their own performance or who want to assume a leadership position within a health care organization. This program is also offered 100% online.

Western Illinois University

309-298-1929 ·
School of Distance Learning, International Studies, and Outreach

Online Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree:

Student designed learning with no major

No campus attendance required

Allows for 80 semester hours from Community College

No prescribed time limit to complete degree

Acceptance of ACE Guide – evaluated military training

Evaluation of prior learning through portfolio or proficiency exams

Professional advising services

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