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MacCormac College

MacCormac College is a private two-year college in Chicago, Illinois. It is the oldest private, non-profit two-year college in the state.[2] The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and approved by the National Court Reporters Association and American Bar Association. [3] [4] MacCormac offers associate degree programs in court reporting, criminal justice, paralegal studies, business administration, and entrepreneurship. [5][6] The school is located in downtown Chicago, at 29 East Madison Street, on the second floor of the Historic Heyworth building. [7]

MacCormac College
MottoSmall College Big Results
TypePrivate not-for-profit two-year college[1]
PresidentDr. Marnelle Alexis Stephens
Location, ,
United States



MacCormac College was founded in 1904 by Dr. Morton C. MacCormac and his wife, Mary MacCormac, in Hyde Park on Chicago's south side near the University of Chicago. Dr. MacCormac served as the school’s first president for 50 years. [8] [9] The school established the first court reporting program in the United States in 1912 [10] [11] and the first paralegal studies program in Illinois in 1973.[12][13]


MacCormac College is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. HLC is an independent corporation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education that accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region.[14][15]


  1. ^ "Community College Review".
  2. ^ "About MacCormac College".
  3. ^ "Gazette".
  4. ^ "Higher Learning Commission".
  5. ^ "MacCormac College Associate Degree Programs".
  6. ^ "Robert Morris University Illinois Signs Articulation Agreement with MacCormac College".
  7. ^ "MacCormac College Our Campus".
  8. ^ "MacCormac College Facts at a Glance".
  9. ^ "Chicago School Reviews".
  10. ^ "Chicago Sun-Times Court Reporters: Making Words Fly". Archived from the original on 2015-03-16.
  11. ^ "The BEZ The country's oldest court reporting program turns 100".
  12. ^ "MacCormac College Paralegal Studies".
  13. ^ "Chicago Injury Center Chicago Law Schools".
  14. ^ "Higher Learning Commission".
  15. ^ "Council for Higher Education Accreditation".

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Coordinates: 41°52′54″N 87°37′36″W / 41.8818°N 87.6267°W / 41.8818; -87.6267