Spoon River College provides innovative learning opportunities that enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve.


Spoon River College will strengthen its communities by providing a broad range of educational programs, cultural activities, and economic development opportunities in an environment dedicated to success.

Core Values

  • Caring: interest and concern
  • Respect: regard and esteem
  • Integrity: personal honesty
  • Fairness: equity and justice
  • Responsibility: dependability and accountability

We carry out this mission by:

Providing pre-baccalaureate education consisting of liberal arts, sciences and pre-professional courses designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities and/or to meet individual educational goals.

Providing career and technical education to prepare students for employment, to upgrade skills and to enable students to complete career and technical degrees and certificates.

Providing developmental and basic skills education to prepare students for collegiate study and to meet individual educational goals.

Providing community education including non-credit, continuing education, vocational skills and lifelong learning needs.

Providing workforce training and retraining to meet the needs of employers and employees.

Working cooperatively with economic development initiatives in the district.

Providing cultural and recreational programs to promote personal growth.

Providing student services to support the educational goals of students and assistance for students with special needs.

Utilizing existing and emerging technologies to provide flexible and accessible education and service throughout the district.

Strategic Plan​

Spoon River College has embarked on a strategic planning process to provide structure and support for the Mission and Values statements and establish the future direction of the college. The Board of Trustees, President, faculty, support staff, and the administrative team were all involved in the coordination, implementation, and assessment of the institutional strategic plan. The plan will ensure the effective and efficient use of fiscal, human and environmental resources for the purpose of strengthening and enhancing the many constituencies ​of Illinois Community College District 534 for the common good of all residents.​​​​​​​​

Strategic Plan 2021-2024

Strategic Plan 2017-2020