MacMurray College, founded in 1846, was an independent, four-year college with a strong liberal arts tradition that was closed by its Board of Trustees after the 2020 spring semester. Its 60-acre campus was located in the city of Jacksonville, about 30 miles west of Springfield.

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MacMurray College as a whole had the following accreditation.

Accredited from 1913-2020 (closure)
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604

Program-specific Accreditation


Accredited from 1976-2020 (closure)
Illinois State Board of Education
Department of Certification and Professional Development
100 North First Street, S-306
Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001


Accredited from 2000-2020 (closure)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, D.C. 20001

Social Work

Accredited from 1995-2020 (closure)
Council on Social Work Education
1701 Duke Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3457

Contact Information

MacMurray College has ceased operations; all campus buildings and land have been sold. The College's Board of Trustees, chaired by John D. Nicolay, administers legacy functions through its college administrator, Ms. Robin Weems. Please direct all inquiries and correspondence to

MacMurray College announced closure on Friday, March 27, 2020, and ceased all operations, including enrollment, at the end of the spring 2020 semester. Please note: This information is provided as a courtesy based on updated content and links from the former website. The MacMurray Foundation & Alumni Association assumes no responsibility for the ongoing accuracy of this content.