Spoon River College, located in Canton, Illinois, was founded in 1959 in response to the growing need for post-secondary education opportunities in the mid western Illinois city. The school was originally part of the Canton Union School District and operated out of Canton High School. Due to increased enrollment larger facilities were leased in several locations downtown to meet the school's needs. Following this, the school formed its own junior college district, as well purchasing and constructing the school's permanent home and changing its name from Canton Community College to the current. Since the school's founding the school has experience a large amount of growth requiring the addition of new facilities to accommodate its growing service area and increased enrollment, as a result the school maintain modern facilities suited to assist students in achieving their goals.
Spoon River College provides a large number of programs aimed at providing students academic transfer opportunities or career training. Academic transfer programs provide students the opportunity to begin the lower division portion of their education through the school, typically taking two years, followed by the transfer of credits to a four year college or university to complete the final two years of a bachelor degree. Career training programs provide the training and skill development necessary to perform the tasks and duties in a given field. Programs result in a certificate or associate degree and take between one and two years to complete. Graduates of a program may seek work opportunities upon completion of the program.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Spoon River College is an open enrollment institution admitting any student who meets the minimum requirements of admissions. Students interested in enrolling should complete the admissions form, provide transcripts and test scores as well as meet with a counselor to discuss program placement and curriculum. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of assistance must complete the necessary form, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is used to determine need, program eligibility and monetary awards.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,000. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $3,600-$4,300
- Out-of-State: $9,400-$11,300
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $120-$140 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $310-$380 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||87%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||86%||$4,550|
|Receiving Student Loans||25%||$4,774|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Spoon River College may offer student services including:
- Online course work available
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for this school, versus those community colleges in Illinois, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Spoon River College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Spoon River College.
- Heartland Community College in Normal, IL (56 miles away)
- Black Hawk College in Moline, IL (69 miles away)
- John Wood Community College in Quincy, IL (79 miles away)
- Highland Community College - Freeport in Freeport, IL (124 miles away)
- Danville Area Community College in Danville, IL (134 miles away)