Eureka moved up eight spots on the Top Regional Colleges’ list from No. 33 in 2020 and moved up nine spots from No. 22 on the Best Value Schools list.
The College was also tabbed No. 28 on the Social Mobility – Regional Colleges’ Midwest list. The Social Mobility list ranks colleges based on how successful institutions are at helping economically disadvantaged students finish college.
U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on a number of factors, such as peer assessment scores, student retention and graduation rates, graduation rates of Pell grant recipients, student-to-faculty ratio, and alumni giving.
Located in Eureka, Illinois, and chartered in 1855, Eureka College cultivates excellence in learning, service and leadership while providing students uniquely personalized and custom educational opportunities.
Originally founded by abolitionist members of Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eureka College holds the unique distinction of being the first college in Illinois and only the third in the nation to admit men and women on an equal basis. The College, which is located on nearly 70 wooded acres in central Illinois, is the smallest of only 24 colleges and universities to ever award a bachelor’s degree to a future President of the United States.