Spoon River College

Spoon River College

The Spoon River College was originally established as the Canton Community College. It offered its first classes in 1960. The main campus of this college is located in Canton, Illinois. There are also additional centers located in Macomb, Havana, and Rushville, Illinois.

Spoon River College offers a large number of associate's degrees in the fields of liberal arts and sciences, biological and physical sciences, general studies, and nursing, among others. Transfer degree programs and online courses are also available for the benefit of the students.

The sports teams of Spoon River College are nicknamed the Mudcats. They are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association, and participate in baseball, basketball, and softball. Students are also members of various clubs and organizations including the Alpha Gamma Tau, Alpha Tau, and People for Earth's Ecological Preservation. The literary magazine published by the students of the college is called the Kaliedoscope.

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Spoon River College
23235 North County 22
Canton , IL 61520-9801
General Phone: (309) 647-4645

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Spoon River College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts112liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Science68biological and physical sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine34registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Transportation26truck and bus driver
Mechanics and Repair17computer repair, industrial electronics tech, automobile mechanics
Engineering Technician15electronics tech
Cooking and Culinary Arts14food prep and kitchen assistant
Computer Science and Engineering10information technology, web design, computer networking, computer security
Medical Administration9medical records admin, medical records tech
Medical Support and Technology8medical coding
Agricultural Science and Management7agricultural management, agricultural machine tech
Office and Administration6administrative assistant, office data entry
Landscaping and Horticulture5applied horticulture
Conservation and Resource Management5natural resources management
Construction Trades4construction
Design3graphic design
Business and Management2business management
Production Trades1welding

Number of programs and degrees for Spoon River College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree23113
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years6911
Award of less than 1 academic year469

Spoon River College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Spoon River College had a total enrollment of 2,139 students (1,379 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 90%
Black 6%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 27%
20-21 18%
22-24 11%
25-29 9%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Spoon River College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 29 %

Spoon River College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Canton, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Spoon River College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,030
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,110
Books and supplies $ 1,100

Financial Aid:
Spoon River College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 164300)

Spoon River College Faculty

Spoon River College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track210

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year16$49,05020$46,382
All faculty totalacademic year16$49,05020$46,382

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Spoon River College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):


Spoon River College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security
Information Technology
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources Management and Policy

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant

Graphic Design

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Physical Sciences

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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