Eureka College is a private, non-profit Christian college in Eureka, Illinois, related by covenant to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Popular majors include education, business, history, political science, communication, and the fine and performing arts. Enrollment in 2010–11 was approximately 785 students. The college's most famous alumni, Ronald Reagan, graduated in 1932 with a degree in economics and sociology, and it 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.
On 27 March 2009, Gorbachev visited Eureka College, Illinois, which is the alma mater of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan with whom he had negotiated historic nuclear arms reduction treaties.