MacCormac College

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MacCormac College
Motto Small College Big Results
Type Private not-for-profit [1]
Established 1904
President Dr. Marnelle Alexis Stephens
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Campus Urban
Website maccormac.edu

MacCormac College is the oldest two-year, private, non-profit institution in the state of Illinois.[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]

History[edit]

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 holds the distinction of having established the first court reporting program in the United States in 1912. [10] [11] MacCormac College also established the first paralegal studies program in Illinois in 1973.[12] [13]

Accreditation[edit]

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] This accreditation body is also used by other institutions of higher education such as the University of Chicago and Northwestern University .[15]

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