Eureka College

Eureka College

Eureka College or EC is a liberal arts college in Eureka, Illinois that was founded by a group of abolitionists in 1885. Situated on more than 100 acres, EC provides a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree in diverse areas of study. Academic programs are offered through the following five divisions:

  • Education
  • Fine and Performing Arts
  • Humanities
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences and Business

The athletics teams of the college are known as Red Devils. Teams are fielded in basketball, soccer, swimming, tennis, golf and track, football, baseball volleyball, and softball. EC has three social fraternities, and three social sororities including Delta Zeta, Pi Chapter; Phi Omega, Alpha Chapter - Local Sorority; Delta Sigma Phi, Zeta Upsilon Chapter; and Lambda Chi Alpha, Theta-Chi Chapter.

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Contacting Eureka

Eureka College
300 E. College Ave.
Eureka , IL 61530
General Phone: (309) 467-3721

Eureka Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching31elementary school teaching, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, social science teaching
Liberal Arts23Spanish language, English, English composition, liberal arts and sciences, social services, political science and government, sociology, history
Business and Management20business management, accounting
Media9communication studies
Therapy and Counseling8psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8sports and fitness management, athletic trainer, occupational therapy
Security and Law Enforcement7corrections and criminal justice
Science4biology, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science
Art Studies3art studies
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy and religious studies
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Eureka in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree12233

Eureka Student Body

In 2007-2008, Eureka had a total enrollment of 672 students (726 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 51%
Women 49%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 90%
Black 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 32%
20-21 35%
22-24 18%
25-29 5%
30-34 3%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Eureka Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %

Eureka Room and Board (2007)

Eureka offers campus housing for 435 of its 726 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Eureka, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Eureka Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1826
ACT Math1726
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT100%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Eureka Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,255
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,255
Room and board $ 7,130
Room charge $ 3,410
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,720
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 480

Financial Aid:
Eureka participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 167800)

Eureka Faculty

Eureka has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track68
Non-tenured and not on tenure track87

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year10$56,7492*
Associate professoracademic year4$50,0653$43,234
Assistant professoracademic year10$38,1369$41,436
Instructoracademic year2*1*
Lectureracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year27$46,13215$43,924

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Eureka Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Illini-Badger Intercollegiate Football Conference
Basketball St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Eureka Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education

Liberal Arts
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, Other
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Eureka Highlights

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What Sets Eureka Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Eureka Dorm rooms per full-time student
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 6%Eureka Number of degree programs
% of degrees in media
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Eureka % of degrees in media
% of degrees in drama and performing arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Eureka % of degrees in drama and performing arts
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Eureka % of degrees in education and teaching

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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