Eureka College

Eureka College is a liberal arts college in Eureka, Illinois related by covenant to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). It has a strong focus on the mutual development of intellect and character. Stated core values are learning, service and leadership. Eureka offers a classical liberal arts education with an array of requirements that are designed to create well-rounded, critical thinking leaders. Popular majors include education, business, history, political science, communication, and the fine and performing arts. Enrollment in 2010-2011 was about 785 students. Since 2005, the president of Eureka College has been Dr. J. David Arnold.

Eureka College was the third college in the United States to admit men and women on an equal basis. Future U.S. president Abraham Lincoln spoke on campus in 1856. Future U.S. president Ronald Reagan graduated from Eureka College in 1932 with a degree in economics and sociology, and the college has continued to be closely associated with his legacy. In 2010, Eureka College was designated as a national historic district by the National Park Service.

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