Spoon River College

Spoon River College Photo #1 - 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 Photo #1 - 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 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.
  • Spoon River College is the only community colleges within Fulton County, IL.
  • The nearest community college to Spoon River College is Midstate College (29.7 miles away).

Top Placements

Spoon River College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 56 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
Spoon River College(IL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty56 staff123 staff
Spoon River College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Spoon River College has declined by 11% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Spoon River College diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 93% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,667 students3,999 students
Spoon River College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio30:135:1
Spoon River College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students735 students1,386 students
Spoon River College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students932 students2,613 students
Spoon River College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Spoon River College Enrollment Breakdown IL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Spoon River College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Spoon River College Hispanic (2008-2016)
% Black
Spoon River College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Spoon River College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Spoon River College More (2014-2016)
Spoon River College Ethnicity Breakdown IL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.150.59
Spoon River College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Spoon River College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,900$32,200
Spoon River College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $9,390 is more than the state average of $7,978. The in-state tuition has grown by 34% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,470 is more than the state average of $10,454. The out-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$9,390$7,978
Spoon River College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,470$10,454
Spoon River College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%83%
Spoon River College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$4,827$6,045
Spoon River College Median debt for students who have completed (2010-2011)
Median Debt for Dropouts$2,851$3,500
Spoon River College Median debt for students who have not completed (2010-2011)


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBaseball, SoftballBaseball, Softball,
Source: 2016 (or 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, Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, Alpha Gamma Tau Agricultural Fraternity, and Phi Mu Tau Diesel Tractor Technology Fraternity. 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

  • The nearest community college to Spoon River College is Midstate College (29.7 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Midstate College
    Midstate College Photo - The R. Dale Bunch Student Center and Fountain during Dusk
    Private, for profit
    521 students | 29.70 Mi411 W Northmoor Road
    Peoria IL  61614
  • 10,296 students | 31.30 Mi1 College Drive
    East Peoria IL  61635
  • 2,200 students | 35.50 Mi2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard
    Galesburg IL  61401
  • Lincoln College
    Private, non-profit
    1,264 students | 45.70 Mi300 Keokuk St
    Lincoln IL  62656
  • n/a students | 54.10 Mi1500 North Fifth Street
    Springfield IL  62702
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For Illinois public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,978 per year for in-state students and $10,454 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,527 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Illinois is 82%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Illinois community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Illinois is Kendall College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.