Why is Parkland College a smart choice for your student?
… Excellent education at an affordable price. Parkland students pay less than half the cost of a public university and a fraction of the cost of private schools, with no compromise in educational quality or academic standards.
Competitive transfer credits to four-year schools. Parkland students who transfer to four-year colleges and universities perform well and often better than the students who began as freshmen in those institutions.* Parkland students work with an academic advisor to ensure that all their credits transfer.
...Financial assistance when you need it. The Office of Financial Aid can help you locate additional money sources to help pay for your child's tuition, including loans, scholarships, and part-time student work, and can provide information on tax benefits.
...A head start on college in high school. Parkland's Dual Credit program, helps high school seniors and juniors earn credit toward a diploma and a college degree at the same time.
...Classes for the whole family. Keep your own skills sharp and explore new interests by taking classes at Parkland, too! Our community education departments offer noncredit workshops and programs for working adults, seniors, even K-12 students.
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* Source: Illinois Student Assistance Commission
NEWS You can use....Tours
For the most comprehensive look at Parkland College, we recommend tours during the week when classes are ongoing and the majority of students are on campus. Campus Tours are available Monday through Friday from 8 to 4 pm. Call 217/351-2482 to set up an appointment with an advisor. We are happy to accommodate tours for larger groups with advance notice, call 217/351-2509 at least two weeks in advance to schedule a tour.Department open houses
Engineering Science and Technologies
Tours and hands-on activities occur each October for high school students. Call 217/373-3838 or email
for more information.
Computer Science and Information Technology
Tours and hands-on activities for high school students occur each fall semester. Call 217/351-2414 or email
for more information.