Spoon River College
- 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.
- The teacher population of 56 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Spoon River College||(IL) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||56 staff||123 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,667 students||3,999 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||30:1||35:1|
|# Full-Time Students||735 students||1,386 students|
|# Part-Time Students||932 students||2,613 students|
|% Two or more races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$30,900||$31,800|
|Total Sports Offered||2 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, SoftballBaseball, Softball,|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
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