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Spoon River College

Canton, IL 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate35%
Acceptance Rate35%

About Spoon

Spoon River College Overview

Spoon River College is a public, state school in the rural setting of Canton, Illinois. Spoon was founded in 1959 and the school enrolls around 1,560 students per year, which includes 1,560 undergrads.

Student Activities at Spoon

Interested in music or performing? At Spoon you can perform with one of the university's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Spoon students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Spoon, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Spoon has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Spoon on the Student Life page.

2022 Spoon Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 35%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $10,080
Out-of-State $11,160

Is Spoon a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a university is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better idea of what Spoon offers and if the college seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Spoon River College

Spoon is not competitive to get into. Around 35% of applicants get into Spoon each year. Last year, 914 students applied to Spoon and 321 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Spoon

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Spoon, around 47% come back their sophomore year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Spoon Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Spoon by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Spoon directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Spoon's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2017, the total market value of Spoon River College's endowment was $2.4 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $3,754 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Spoon

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Spoon's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Spoon.

Based on this information, is Spoon the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Spoon a good school for you?

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Where is Spoon?

Spoon is located in the rural setting of Canton, Illinois.

If you would like to see Spoon for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 74 to Canton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Spoon and Canton are like without leaving home.

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College Info

23235 North County 22 Canton, IL 61520-9801

Campus Setting: Rural

Spoon Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Spoon is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Spoon is Continuous processing.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Spoon is like? There are approximately 1,560 students enrolled at Spoon. 48% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from IL and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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