Harry S. Truman College, commonly known as Truman, is one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago. The two-year institution began as a night school operating out of an inner-city high school. The school moved to its own campus in 1961, bearing the name of Mayfair College. In 1976, Mayfair College relocated to the Uptown neighborhood and took on its current name. The main campus has remained there to the present day, although several satellite campuses have been established in the interim.
Accreditation is granted by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Most academic departments are individually accredited by the relevant bodies. Easily the largest of the City Colleges, Truman has an enrollment of more than 20,000 students each year.