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Affordability

Affordability


One argument advanced regarding predicted market penetration may be that if Parkland tuition and fees are significantly higher than those of comparable community colleges, similar market penetration might not be attained. The following graphic presents comparative tuition and fees for fiscal year (FY) 2006 for the regional community colleges as well as their average rate and the average tuition and fee rate for all Illinois community colleges. The Parkland College tuition and fees rate are about average.

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Relevant also to this argument concerning the affordability of Parkland's tuition and fees is the level of residents' individual wealth, or ability to pay. Presented below is a comparison of the per capita income by district for these same regional community colleges. This data indicates Parkland College serves a high per capita income district. The college is maintaining a relatively low tuition and fee rate within a high per capita income district. Parkland's tuition and fee rate should not retard market penetration; indeed, it may enhance the market penetration.

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