Spoon River College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,050

8% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$9,377

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

18.5%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

1,489

45% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

40.6%

116 Graduates

About

Spoon River College is a higher education institution located in Fulton County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Spoon River College were .

In 2017, 541 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Spoon River College. 53.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (500 degrees), 22.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Spoon River College is $4,050, which is $-3,364 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Spoon River College is $4,050, which is $-3,364 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,377.

In 2017, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 22% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,050

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Spoon River College was $4,050. The cost of tuition at Spoon River College is $-3,364 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$9,377

2017 Value

6.64%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Spoon River College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,377. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Spoon River College grew by 6.64%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,094

Room and Board

$1,550

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Spoon River College was of $6,094 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,550. The cost of room and board decreased by 30.4% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

22%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at Spoon River College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.57% with respect to 2016, when 56% 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.

18.5%

2016 Default Rate

45

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Spoon River College was 18.5%, which represents 45 out of the 243 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 has a total enrollment of 1,489 students. The full-time enrollment at Spoon River College is 670 students and the part-time enrollment is 819. This means that 45% of students enrolled at Spoon River College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Spoon River College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.5% White, 10.5% Black or African American, 3.83% Hispanic or Latino, 1.14% Asian, 0.672% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.604% Two or More Races, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Spoon River College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (45.8%), followed by White Male (32.8%) and Black or African American Female (7.91%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Spoon River College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,489 students. The full-time enrollment at Spoon River College is 670 and the part-time enrollment is 819. This means that 45% of students enrolled at Spoon River College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%

2017 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 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Spoon River College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,228

  2. Black or African American

    157

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    57

The enrolled student population at Spoon River College is 82.5% White, 10.5% Black or African American, 3.83% Hispanic or Latino, 1.14% Asian, 0.672% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.604% Two or More Races, and 0% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 9 students (0.604%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 37 more women than men received degrees from Spoon River College. The majority of degree recipients at Spoon River College are white (500 degrees awarded). There were 22.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Spoon River College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 (36 degrees awarded), Agriculture (42 degrees), and Precision Production (47 degrees).

Workforce

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 (1,311,976 people), Software developers (424,042 people), Other managers (190,205 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (156,385 people), and Medical & health services managers (144,975 people).

The most specialized majors at Spoon River College are Transportation (36 degrees awarded), Agriculture (42 degrees), Precision Production (47 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (60 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (140 degrees).

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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 Personal financial advisors, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Spoon River College are Transportation (36 degrees awarded), Agriculture (42 degrees), Precision Production (47 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (60 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (140 degrees).

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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 (1,487,016 people), Computer Systems Design (500,753 people), Elementary & secondary schools (383,383 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (254,025 people), and Outpatient care centers (211,263 people).

The most specialized majors at Spoon River College are Transportation (36 degrees awarded), Agriculture (42 degrees), Precision Production (47 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (60 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (140 degrees).

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Degrees

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

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Spoon River College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 252

  2. 289

In 2017, 252 degrees were awarded to men at Spoon River College, which is 0.872 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (289).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Spoon River College in Welding Technology, which is 44 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 80 degrees were awarded to women at Spoon River College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.16 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

37%

100% Completion Time

51%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 37% of students graduating from Spoon River College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Spoon River College is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    500 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    22 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Spoon River College is white (500 degrees awarded). There were 22.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (22 degrees).

0.185% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    262 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    238 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Spoon River College is white female (262 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (238 degrees).

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Operations

Spoon River College has an endowment valued at nearly $2.36M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $32.1k (1.36%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Spoon River College had a total salary expenditure of $18.1M. Spoon River College employs 33 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Spoon River College are Female No academic ranks (18), Male No academic ranks(15), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spoon River College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 19 employees, Management, with 18 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 17 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$2.36M

2017 Endowment

31.8%

growth from 2016

Spoon River College has an endowment valued at about $2.36M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Spoon River College grew 31.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.29M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Spoon River College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$6.24M

2017 Salaries

2.17%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Spoon River College paid a median of $6.24M in salaries, which represents 34.5% of their overall expenditure ($18.1M) and a 2.17% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.137% decline from 2015 and a 3.9% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.89M

Instructional Salaries

33

Number of Employees

In 2017, Spoon River College paid a total of $1.89M to 33 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.51M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

33 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

19 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Spoon River College were No academic rank with 33 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Spoon River College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 19 employees; Management with 18 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 17 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female No academic rank

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Spoon River College was Female No academic rank with 18 employees, Male No academic rank with 15 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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