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Generations College

The First & Finest 2-Year, Private, Nonprofit College In Chicago

120-Year Legacy of Making a Difference!

Established in 1904, Generations College is proud to be the oldest fully accredited, two-year, private, not-for-profit institution in Illinois and the third oldest in the nation.

We know that career success is built on more than just knowing how to perform certain tasks. That’s why, in addition to learning job-specific skills, Generations traditional and online college graduates develop competencies in critical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills.

Because of our reputation for excellence in education, Generations College boasts higher placement rates than competitors. 

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At Generations College we want every student to reach their full potential.

2-Year Degree Programs in Chicago

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Get your associates degree in one of our prestigious programs
before transferring to a four-year college or entering the workforce.

Generations College Business Administration

Business Administration

Students in Generations College’s Business Administration Degree Program benefit from a comprehensive education designed to launch exciting careers in global business roles or to pursue four-year degrees. At our college in Chicago, we prepare our students to receive these four industry recognized administration certifications: Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR), Certified Administrative Professional (CAP), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), and Certified Customer Service Manager (CCSM). Graduates from our private college in Chicago work in and around the city and across the globe in a variety of disciplines including human resources, marketing and business management. Students who want more flexibility in pursuing their business administration degree may also be interested in our online business administration program. For those that qualify, we also offer an accelerated online business administration program, that can be completed in as little as one year.

Generations College Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

At Generations College, our Criminal Justice students receive a well-rounded, practical education covering the U.S. justice system, crime and the law. With a number of exciting career opportunities available, it’s no wonder that the number of prospective students exploring criminal justice programs in Chicago through Generations College continues to grow.

Generations College Paralegal Studies


There are several colleges in Chicago for people considering Paralegal Studies. However, we believe Generations College stands apart from the competition since we are the oldest paralegal studies program in Illinois. With a long history of success, our paralegal studies program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).

Generations College Court Reporting

Court Reporting

Generations College has the best Court Reporting program in Chicago — and the oldest and one of the best programs in the nation. The demand for court reporters continues to grow at an alarming rate in Chicago and throughout the nation. Our court reporting program is nationally recognized, National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) certified, and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Both aspiring court reporters and working court reporters can benefit from our flexible court reporting programs.

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