Spoon River College

23235 North County 22
Canton, IL 61520-8622
Tel: (309)647-4645
1,667 students
Public institution
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Spoon River College is a two-year public community college in Illinois with campuses in Canton and Macomb, and attendance centers in Havana and Rushville.
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Spoon River College is a two-year public community college in Illinois with campuses in Canton and Macomb, and attendance centers in Havana and Rushville.
  • Spoon River College is a multi-faceted community college dedicated to providing students a quality education. Students have a variety of educational goals and SRC is positioned to meet the needs of all these students by providing: First two years of college and pre-professional, courses in 30 college majors, 30 career and technical programs, Continuing Education ,Business and Industry Training.
School Highlights
Spoon River College serves 1,667 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
Spoon River College is the only community colleges within Fulton County, IL.
The nearest community college is Midstate College (29.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
College Spoon River College (IL) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 56 staff
121 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,667 has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 29:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,667 students 3,207 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
36:1
# Full-Time Students 735 students
1,118 students
# Part-Time Students 932 students
2,604 students
% Asian
1%
4%
% Hispanic
1%
15%
% Black
4%
14%
% White
92%
61%
% Two or more races
1%
1%
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.15 0.58

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $7,470 is more than the state average of $7,252. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,550 is less than the state average of $9,471. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $7,470 $7,252
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,550 $9,471
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82%
82%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Spoon River College serves 4,000 credit students per year in a 1,566 square miles area including Fulton, McDonough, Mason, Schuyler and part of Knox counties. Spoon River College offers the personalized, quality learning environment that prepares you for success. Classes are small and the ability to work one-on-one with individual faculty members is a priority. As a result, you are well prepared for successful moves into four-year universities or the workforce. SRC boasts an average class size of 14, with each class taught by a highly qualified instructor...not a graduate assistant. Learning takes place in many locations, not just in the classroom. In addition to the Canton Campus, Macomb Campus, Havana Center and Rushville Center buildings, Spoon River College students prepare for success in real-life learning situations. Some of these areas include hospitals for nursing students, the large Vocational Technical building on the SRC Canton Campus, and child care facilities. Agriculture is taught in the classroom and in the field. Spoon River College also has an Arboretum on campus for the study of wildlife. In addition, computer labs are available at every campus. This includes comprehensive distance learning facilities at all locations. Students can take classes via television from these facilities. As a comprehensive community college, Spoon River College provides a wide-range of activities to round out the complete college experience. Some of the activities include varsity athletics, drama, literary magazine, Student Senate, Peer Ambassador Program, Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, Alpha Gamma Tau Agricultural Fraternity, Phi Mu Tau Diesel Tractor Technology Fraternity and honors program. The main campus of SRC is located on a beautiful, wooded site comprised of 160 acres near the Cuba Blacktop on County Road 22 just four miles west of Canton. The site contains four conveniently connected buildings that house a student center, learning resource center, classrooms, laboratories, administrative offices, and a cafeteria. Adequate, free parking is provided in lots adjacent to the buildings. The campus also includes a natural arboretum, walking trail, and agricultural test plots.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Midstate College
    Private for-profit
    521 students | 29.70 Mi411 W Northmoor Road
    Peoria IL  61614
    (309)692-4092
    29.70521
  • 10,296 students | 31.30 Mi1 College Drive
    East Peoria IL  61635
    (309)694-5422
    31.3010,296
  • 2,200 students | 35.50 Mi2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard
    Galesburg IL  61401
    (309)344-2518
    35.502,200
  • Lincoln College
    Private not-for-profit
    1,264 students | 45.70 Mi300 Keokuk St
    Lincoln IL  62656
    (217)732-3155
    45.701,264
  • Springfield College in Illinois
    Private not-for-profit
    n/a students | 54.10 Mi1500 North Fifth Street
    Springfield IL  62702
    (217)525-1420
    54.10n/a
Did You Know?
For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,252 per year for in-state students and $9,471 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,180 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.58, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.