Blog Roll: Top Ten States For Degree Mills and Fake Online Colleges
May 18, 2010
From GetEducated.com, a great resource on diploma mills and education issues.
The top 10 states with the highest number of bogus universities—unaccredited institutions of higher education—and unrecognized accrediting agencies are:
1. California (134)
2. Hawaii (94)
3. Washington (87)
4. Florida (57)
5. Texas (53)
6. New York (44)
7. Louisiana (39)
8. Illinois (29)
8. (tie) Nevada (29)
10. Arizona (28)
Overall, online degree mills, diploma mills, fake online colleges, and other bogus institutions claiming to operate in the United States totaled 810, per Verifile in a 2010 report.
Outside of the United States, the United Kingdom had the second highest number of degree or diploma mills. At least 271 institutions offer bogus academic degrees in the U.K., Verifile reports—significantly more than the UK’s 158 legitimate universities and colleges.
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