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Parkland College

Parkland College is a two-year community college in Champaign, Illinois, a member of the Illinois Community College System serving Community College District 505. District 505 includes all of Ford County, and parts of Coles, Champaign, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Iroquois, Livingston, Moultrie, McLean and Vermilion Counties.Parkland College enrolls approximately 18,000 students annually.

Location

Address
2400 W Bradley Ave
City
Champaign
State
IL

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
8437
In State Tuition Fees
8550
Out State Tuition Fees
13050
Male Female Ratio
46:54
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
19:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Mascot
Cobra
Colors
Green And Gold
Conference
MWAC

College History

History

Bolstered with state support from the Illinois Public Junior College Act of 1965, "Illinois Junior College District 505" was established in March 1966 by a referendum of residents from incorporated and unincorporated areas surrounding Champaign-Urbana. The college was renamed Parkland Community College in 1967 before its first fall semester classes began. William M. Staerkel was Parkland's first president, serving the college from 1967 to 1987. While the first classes were held at temporary sites in downtown Champaign, the school's permanent campus opened in fall 1973. Parkland College has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Higher Learning Commission, since 1972. Its seven-member Board of Trustees is elected by the residents of the district, with each trustee serving a six-year term. The board provides local control and direction for the college, operating in accordance with Parkland's established Policies and Procedures. The college lists as its mission "to engage the community in learning." More information about the college's history and founding can be found at the Parkland College Archives.

College Specialty

Specialty

The mission of the Parkland College Library is to provide services and resources that support the educational goals and purpose of Parkland College. The Library is dedicated to providing the highest quality service, resources, and environment for the students, faculty, and staff of the College, and for community members of District 505.

Alumni

Alumni

Bonnie Blair � Five-time U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist, Speedskating Shane Hearns � U.S. Olympian, Baseball (2000) David Patrick � Gold Medalist, 400-meter hurdle, IAAF World Cup; U.S. Olympian (1992) Kevin Roberson � Major League Baseball player

Campus

Campus

255-acre

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