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


119-Year Legacy Of Making A Difference.


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Welcome to Generations College

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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.

One of several private colleges in Chicago, Generations College is committed to positioning its students and graduates for success. We offer small class sizes that provide students with more one-on-one time with instructors. We also provide practical, hands-on learning designed to help graduates transition into the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution to continue their education. Our students can choose traditional, on-campus programming, or pursue their degrees online, through our fully accredited online degree options.

Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in court reporting, criminal justice, paralegal studies, or business administration, earning your associate degree from Generations College in Chicago is a smart move. Our diverse student body enjoys skills-based courses, flexible class schedules, online options for degrees in business administration and criminal justice, affordable tuition and strong ties to the industries we serve.

Find out how we can help you achieve your educational career goals.




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Considering attending a nonprofit college in downtown Chicago? Get your associates degree in one of our prestigious programs before transferring to a four-year college or entering the workforce. Our junior college students learn from teachers who are currently working in the field they are teaching. We offer several exciting associate degree programs in Chicago, including:

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 community 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). Our private college graduates work in and around Chicago 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.


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.


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).


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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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. Employers know that Generations College Chicago graduates come prepared with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. Private college students who want to further their training can also benefit from the articulation agreements Generations College has in place with most nearby four-year degree programs.

Ready to learn more? Apply now for admission into one of these exciting degree programs!



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Chicago, IL - March 10, 2022 - The oldest, two-year, private non-profit institution in the state of Illinois, has announced today that it will change its name to Generations College. 

We want to give a big congratulations to our Criminal Justice Program Director, Abraham Martinez, for having run his 23rd Chicago Marathon!

CONGRATULATIONS to our high-speed students who placed in the High-Speed ILCRA Awards on Saturday, October 16, 2021. We are so proud of these students and know that they will soon be stepping into a rewarding career very soon!  

Inspired by our tremendously hardworking single parent students, like Lesa Donaghy, we are proud to announce our Free Tuition Single Parent Scholarship.

MacCormac College is proud to announce that one of our business administration alums, Jesus Solorio, is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois. 

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Where Are Our Graduates Now?

After graduating from Generations, our alums can transfer conveniently and successfully to numerous undergraduate college. Additionally, over the past 5 years Generations has celebrated the fact that our placement rate has been above a 95%!

Generations College has been an incredible turning point in my life - a life that has been particularly fraught with unavoidable hardship and trauma.
I am now employed with one of the world's finest, very prestigious, reputable companies that are well-known nationwide. I plan to earn more degrees, elevating my career status to even greater heights.
My biggest accomplishment from MacCormac College was finding myself again (domestic abuse survivor), and being able to excel and transcend in what I once thought I could never achieve.
My biggest accomplishment from MacCormac College was finding myself again (domestic abuse survivor), and being able to excel and transcend in what I once thought I could never achieve.
My biggest accomplishment from MacCormac College was finding myself again (domestic abuse survivor), and being able to excel and transcend in what I once thought I could never achieve.