An Enrollment Planning Model for Parkland College
As documented in the preceding analysis, Parkland needs to plan for an
eventual credit student headcount enrollment of at least 17,600,
representing an increase of about 5 percent over current enrollment.
College plans also need to anticipate a corresponding growth in
community and business development center (noncredit) programs. Such
growth will require at least 20 percent additional classroom and
academic office space. That conclusion implies the college will need
credit enrollment grows to 17,600 students, Parkland’s existing campus
of approximately 800,000 gross square feet would provide 45 gross
square feet per student (800,000/17,600). The seven community colleges
in “university towns” considered previously average 73 square feet per
credit student and a campus of 610,000 gross square feet. This phase of
the master plan presented in this document would increase the total
gross square feet of permanent space for the college.