Spoon River College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,740
6.04% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$7,371
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
7.59%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
1,212
37.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
41%
55 Graduates

About

Spoon River College is a higher education institution located in Fulton County, IL. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Spoon River College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (130 degrees awarded), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (16 degrees), and Medical Assistant (7 degrees).

In 2022, 536 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Spoon River College. 55.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (475 degrees), 14.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (32 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Spoon River College is $4,740, which is $−3,372 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Spoon River College is $4,740, which is $−3,372 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,371.

In 2022, 78% of undergraduate students attending Spoon River College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 10% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$4,740
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Spoon River College was $4,740. The cost of tuition at Spoon River College is $−3,372 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$7,371
2022 Value
21.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Spoon River College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,371. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Spoon River College grew by 21.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,600
Room and Board
$1,700
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Spoon River College was of $4,600 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,700. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

78%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
10%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

78% of undergraduate students at Spoon River College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 21.2% with respect to 2021, when 99% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
7.59%
2019 Default Rate
17
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Spoon River College was 7.59%, which represents 17 out of the 224 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Spoon River College had a total enrollment of 1,212 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Spoon River College is 452 students and the part-time enrollment is 760. This means that 37.3% of students enrolled at Spoon River College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Spoon River College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 86.3% White, 7.01% Black or African American, 3.96% Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% Two or More Races, 0.908% Asian, 0.33% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0825% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Spoon River College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.1%), followed by White Male (36.1%) and Black or African American Male (4.42%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

37.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Spoon River College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,212 students. The full-time enrollment at Spoon River College is 452 and the part-time enrollment is 760. This means that 37.3% of students enrolled at Spoon River College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Spoon River College was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Spoon River College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,046 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    85 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    48 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Spoon River College is 86.3% White, 7.01% Black or African American, 3.96% Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% Two or More Races, 0.908% Asian, 0.33% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0825% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 62 more women than men received degrees from Spoon River College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Spoon River College is white (475 degrees awarded). There were 14.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (32 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Spoon River College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (130 degrees awarded), followed by Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (16 degrees) and Medical Assistant (7 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Spoon River College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (22 degrees awarded), Precision Production (29 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (259 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Spoon River College are Registered nurses (1,437,808 people), Software developers (563,221 people), Other managers (226,931 people), Medical & health services managers (170,602 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (166,699 people).

The most specialized majors at Spoon River College in 2022 are Transportation (22 degrees awarded), Precision Production (29 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (259 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (48 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (49 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Spoon River College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Spoon River College are Transportation (22 degrees awarded), Precision Production (29 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (259 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (48 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (49 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Spoon River College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,642,647 people), Computer Systems Design (626,060 people), Elementary & secondary schools (475,413 people), Outpatient care centers (281,163 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (280,395 people).

The most specialized majors at Spoon River College are Transportation (22 degrees awarded), Precision Production (29 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (259 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (48 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (49 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Spoon River College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 106 degrees awarded
  2. 48 degrees awarded
  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Spoon River College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 106 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

237
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
299
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 237 degrees were awarded to men at Spoon River College, which is 0.793 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (299).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 85 degrees were awarded to men at Spoon River College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.563 times less than the 151 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 151 degrees were awarded to men at Spoon River College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.78 times more than the 85 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

20%
100% Completion Time
42%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 20% of students graduating from Spoon River College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Spoon River College is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    475 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    32 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Spoon River College is white (475 degrees awarded). There were 14.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (32 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    266 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    209 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    18 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Spoon River College is white female (266 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (209 degrees).

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Operations

Spoon River College has an endowment valued at nearly $4.09M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 22.5k (0.551%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Spoon River College had a total salary expenditure of 21.5M. Spoon River College employs 27 No academic ranks. Most academics at Spoon River College are Female No academic rank (15), and Male No academic rank (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spoon River College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 21 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 19 employees, and Management with 17 employees.

Endowment

$4.09M
2022 Endowment
1.27%
decline from 2021

Spoon River College has an endowment valued at about $4.09M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Spoon River College declined 1.27% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.12M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$7.35M
2022 Salaries
10.6%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Spoon River College paid a median of $7.35M in salaries, which represents 34.2% of their overall expenditure ($21.5M) and a 10.6% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.64M
Instructional Salaries
27
Number of Employees

In 2022, Spoon River College paid a total of $1.64M to 27 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
27 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
21 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Spoon River College was No academic rank with 27 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spoon River College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 21 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 19 employees, and Management with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Spoon River College was Female No academic rank with 15 employees, and Male No academic rank with 12 employees.

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