City of Champaign | Learning


Education is a critical factor in deciding where to make your home and Champaign offers rich educational opportunities unique for a city our size. A number of public and private options, as well as University-affiliated preschools and secondary schools, all cater to providing learning opportunities for kids and adults alike.

Champaign offers excellent educational opportunities for both children and adults.

Champaign Community Unit School District #4 consists of 18 schools for students from early childhood to high school. Each school has high quality teachers and staff dedicated to preparing students for success in higher education or the workplace.

Parkland Community College is a fully accredited public community college that offers vocational-technical and academic instruction. Students ranging in age from 16 to 66+ participate in the roughly 100 degree and certificate programs available at Parkland. Community education classes are also offered for both credit and noncredit.

The University of Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. There are 16 Colleges and Instructional Units and has one of the largest public university library collections in the world. The University offers culture and entertainment and hosts over 1,000 student organizations. Students of the University of Illinois gain rich experiences not only in the classroom, but in life as well.