Parkland College ranks sixth among top community colleges in Illinois based on independent research of student success rates, as recounted in a recent WICD-TV news story
The rankings, reported by the nonpartisan citizen engagement website Reboot Illinois
, were generated on a national scale for CNNMoney
by College Measures, a joint venture of the American Institutes of Research and Matrix Knowledge Group, in an effort to help students select the best community college options. Rankings were based on the percentage of students who graduated within three years or transferred to four-year colleges.