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Welcome to the 118 Year Old Generations College! Formerly Named MacCormac College.

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Why Generations?

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Generations College: Chicago’s Hidden Gem

Generations College in downtown Chicago has a distinguished history and an exciting future. Founded in 1904, Generations has been committed to providing its diverse student population with an exceptional education, while building students’ self-confidence and encouraging lifelong learning. We are conveniently located on the second floor of the historic Heyworth building, just steps away from Millennium Park, and excellent transport links.

The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and holds numerous program approvals by certified national agencies. As the oldest, two-year, private, non-profit institution, in the state of Illinois, GC offers Associate Degrees in: Court Reporting, Criminal Justice, Business Administration (as well as a completely online Business Administration Program and a Criminal Justice Program), and Paralegal Studies. In all programs of study, students receive a comprehensive, practical education unparalleled by any other two-year college.

In all programs of study, students receive a comprehensive, practical education unparalleled by any other two-year college.


Generations supports and promotes its diverse student population by building students’ self-confidence, encouraging life-long learning, and teaching the skills necessary to excel in our ever-changing, complex society. Our mission is to challenge students to excel in their academic and career pursuits and prepare them to be lifelong learners and responsible citizens in a globalized world.

Why Generations?

At Generations College we want every student to reach their full potential. A Generations education prepares graduates to transition to a four-year institution or to enter the workforce. Our strong links with business and industry ensure we are able to ensure the smooth transition of our students into employment through our internship programs. We are here to help you realize your American Dream. Whatever your ambition, Generations faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you get there.

High Placement Rate

Generations continues to build its reputation for placing graduates in jobs or at a four-year institution within months of graduation. 


Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and certified by the National Court Reporters Association and American Bar Association. 

Small Class Sizes

Our highly qualified professors know each and every student. This allows for plenty of hands-on instruction so students can reach their full potential.

A College of Firsts

Established the first court reporting program in the United States in 1912 and the first paralegal studies program in Illinois in 1973.


Recognized by “Tuition Hero” organization for four years in a row.

Transfer Agreements

Advance your education by transferring to one of our many four-year partner institutions such as Loyola University Chicago, DePaul University and Roosevelt University.

Academic Support Services

Our Center for Academic, Personal and Professional Excellence (CAPPE) exists to nurture students’ academic success, personal well-being and to provide career guidance.

We have a reputation for supporting women and single mothers to reach their educational and career goals.

Flexible Schedule

Fit school around your current lifestyle and needs with day, evening, or online classes.

Perfect Location

Generations is housed in the historic Heyworth Building. Take advantage of Chicago’s world-class attractions and the Loop business district to enhance your personal and professional development.


We are easily accessible via public transportation, an affordable and convenient way to travel to the College.


Get involved in one of the number of student clubs and organizations that we offer on campus. If you can't find something that suits your interests, you can form your own organization.