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About Eureka College

Celebrate your individuality at Eureka College, located in Central Illinois. Discover your lifelong goals, and develop skills for each aspect of your life. We strive to cultivate excellence in learning, service, and leadership through the mutual development of intellect and character to enable graduates to lead meaningful lives and have successful careers.

Find My Major

Academics at Eureka College are designed to balance educational requirements and the freedom to pursue your intellectual curiosity and career goals. Whether you'd like to design your degree or join the ranks of some of the best vocational programs in Illinois, our Academics profile will help you find your way. Look for your program here.

Eureka in the News

Eureka College is extending its Uniquely Eureka Promise to 14 local schools to give students in financial need an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree tuition-free.


Read more about the rapidly explanding program that is assisting students in financial need who have proven themselves academically successful here.


Stay connected wherever you go with Eureka College Connect, now available in the app store! 

Uniquely Eureka

Four Years or Free. Tuition Freeze. Experiential Learning. International Travel. Learn more about the Uniquely Eureka Advantage
of EC grads are employed or continuing their education within 6 months of graduation
Classes taught by faculty, not teaching assistants
Student body involved in multiple activities
Graduates who feel prepared to succeed
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Our Academic Standing

Located in Central Illinois, Eureka College provides numerous professional programs. We're recognized as a top college in Illinois for vocations like teacher education, nursing, communications, and criminal justice, and we're adding new courses for emerging careers like early childhood and sports management.


A Eureka College education prepares you for more than just your first job: it equips you to become a leader in your field and community. Learn about our unique offer: from the 10 Essentials to Majors, you have the chance to personalize your plan of study.

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Eureka to the Fullest

At Eureka, you’ll find faculty who will push you to accomplish things that you might think impossible. They’ll hold you to high academic standards but they will be there to help and support you along the way.


Because we are a small, tight-knit community, faculty members will get to know you even if they haven’t had you for a class. And because our campus is intimate, we can offer leadership opportunities for each and every student.


Get information here about Student Resources, Orientation, Organizations & Clubs, Career Development, Housing Options, Leadership/Service, and International Student Services. Visit out Office of Student Life here.

The Student Life Experience

Our Campus. Online.

Most of our student body are first-generation college students from Peoria and other small towns around Central Illinois. In the past decade, we've expanded our reach to welcome students from the Midwest and abroad; we believe that the moment of discovery is the most important thing we give to each of our students, and it starts by coming to see what campus is like during the school year.


Our on-campus experience is made up of a tight-knit community involved in every corner of the College, from performances and recitals to presentations and games. Start the journey to your moment of discovery here.

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Find your Team

Eureka College student-athletes balance their academic responsibilities and their commitment to the team. Our student-athletes are supported by coaches, faculty, and staff to ensure they excel on and off the field. As a competitive D3 school, we give young athletes valuable experience on and off the field.


Our fan base brings together the excitement of college sports along with faculty, students, and alumni in one place. Our #SwingTheAx mentality helped us become outright Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Football Champs this past year.

Red Devils Athletics

Find my Club

Student involvement is a huge opportunity for Eureka College students. Find an organization that matches your needs and become a valued member.


Regardless of your status – first year, transfer student, commuter or upperclassmen – we have something for you. Take some time to learn more about all of our different organizations and activities. View current Student Activities, Programs, info on Greek Life, Service Opportunities, and our dedicated Student Life Staff.

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