Spoon River College

23235 North County 22
Canton, IL 61520

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Main telephone 309-647-4645
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Educational system Illinois Community College Board
Public or private Public
Type of school 2-year college
Date founded 1959
Degrees offered Certificate or diploma, Associate
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Small town-rural area (not within commuting distance of a large city)
Campus size 160 acres
County Fulton
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Number of full time, freshmen men 115
Number of full time, freshmen women 94
Total number of full time freshmen 209
Number of part time, freshmen men 18
Number of part time, freshmen women 32
Total number of part time freshmen 50
Total number of freshmen men 133
Total number of freshmen women 126
Total number of freshmen 259
Number of full time, undergraduate men 333
Number of full time, undergraduate women 418
Total number of full time undergraduates 751
Number of part time, undergraduate men 289
Number of part time, undergraduate women 520
Total number of part time undergraduates 809
Total number of undergraduate males 622
Total number of undergraduate females 938
Total number of undergraduate students 1,560
Total enrollment 1,568
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian Less than 1%
Black 10%
Hispanic 2%
White 83%
Race/ethnicity unknown Less than 1%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 1%
Number of states and territories represented 10
Percentage of students from outside the US Less than 1%
Number of countries represented 0
Percentage of students 25 or older 22%
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Tuition year 2018-2019
Full time costs are based on x units per year 32 credits
In-state tuition $10,176
Out-of-state tuition $11,328
Fees $800
Campus/location Yes
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
School employees and their children Yes
Senior citizens Yes
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2018-2019 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 32 credits per year.)
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Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) June 15
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
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Admissions contact person Missy Wilkinson
Admissions contact title Dean of Student Services
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 800-334-7337
Electronic application website Find more information on this website
For incoming students Open (virtually all applicants are accepted)
Open admissions policy applies to Except for nursing program
Groups or programs with a different entrance difficulty level Nursing program
Entrance difficulty level for these groups Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants 393
Number of male applicants accepted 158
Number of male applicants who enrolled 133
Number of female applicants 521
Number of female applicants accepted 163
Number of female applicants who enrolled 126
Total number of applicants 914
Total number of applicants accepted 321
Total number of applicants who enrolled 259
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available Find more information on this website
Submit these items:
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
High school GPA Not considered
Difficulty of high school courses Not considered
Standardized test scores Not considered
High school class rank Not considered
Recommendations Not considered
Application essay Not considered
Character/personal qualities Not considered
Interview Not considered
Talent or ability Not considered
Extracurricular activities Not considered
Level of applicant's interest Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment Not considered
Work experience Not considered
Related to a school graduate Not considered
First generation college student Not considered
Racial/ethnic group Not considered
Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time Yes
Early admissions (select high school students can enroll for college credit) Yes
American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 47%
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Associate Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 121
Student faculty ratio 13:1
Required number of credits for an associate degree 64 semester hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement Yes
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Accelerated degree Yes
Army ROTC Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Independent study Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (600)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Computer network can be accessed from off campus Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Library/Learning Resource Center
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National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Yes
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Drama or theater groups Yes
Newspaper Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 11
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Student Government Association, PEEPS, Intramural Athletics, Habitat for Humanity, Drama Club
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
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Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.