General Information About Parkland College
Mission and Purposes The mission of Parkland College is to engage the community in learning. The following purposes are of equal importance in fulfilling the mission of Parkland College: • To guide and assist students in becoming active, responsible, ethical, and self-disciplined citizens in our democratic society. • To provide technical-vocational and career education that meets the needs of students, business, and industry. • To prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. • To provide developmental programs, courses, and services which prepare students to pursue college-level work successfully. • To develop and enrich students’ general education, including effective written and oral communication; mathematical, scientific, and computer literacy; critical thinking; creativity; and a recognition of the cultural value of history, geography, literature, music, and art. • To provide lifelong learning opportunities for students to explore their potential, abilities, and interests. • To provide counseling, advising, assessment, and guidance services to help students attain their educational goals. • To provide support services to enhance students’ learning experiences, to promote personal growth, and to supply employment information and placement assistance. • To actively engage members of the college community in the process of developing an appreciation for cultural diversity. • To expand global awareness by providing opportunities for international studies and experiences. • To provide a climate, both in and out of the classroom, for the discussion of ideas, concerns, and social issues. • To provide services, training, programs, and resources to the public and to business, industry, agriculture, and labor that promote the intellectual, cultural, and economic development of Illinois Community College District 505. • To provide a nurturing, quality work environment for all college personnel and to provide professional development opportunities to help meet the challenges of changes in technology, student needs, resource-delivery systems, and District demographics.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 2-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Remedial services
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- On-campus day care for students' children
- Dual credit
- Credit for life experiences
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Less than 1 year certificate
- 1-2 years certificate
- Associate's degree
- City: Small
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants Full Time Retention Rate 69%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 16,684 Native American 52.0 Asian 773.0 African American 2,102.0 Hispanic 971.0 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 3,497 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0