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Degree Mills

The Billion-dollar Industry That Has Sold Over A Million Fake Diplomas

by Allen Ezell

  • 292 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Prometheus Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • True crime,
  • Other Miscellaneous Crimes,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • Education,
  • Higher,
  • General,
  • Diploma mills

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages318
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8851053M
    ISBN 10159102238X
    ISBN 109781591022381

    Last Friday, US News and World Report released the ranking of American Graduate Schools. Diploma mills — unaccredited colleges that award degrees with little or no study — were not included. More and more Americans are buying credentials online, but faced with a staggering array of phony schools, how is the aspiring charlatan to [ ]. Program in Book Art and Creative Writing at Mills College provides on-going educational opportunities to those students seeking advanced degrees.

    Introduction from "Degree Mills: The Billion Dollar Industry That Has Sold Over A Million Fake Diplomas" by Allen Ezell and John Bear. Prometheus Books, Preface: a major world crisis There is a major crisis in the world of higher education: the large and growing number of fake universities and fake degrees.   In days gone by, the degree of DD was often granted by legitimate institutions ‘by publication’, that is to say that a book published by a person would be treated as a thesis. That is also valid, because it is recognising work done – though only valid if the institution is a properly accredited one, such as the University of Aberdeen in.

    Diploma mills require little, if any, academic work in order to earn a degree. Degrees from diploma mills are sometimes based on life experience alone or a level of academic work that is far below what an accredited postsecondary institution would require. Diploma mills can require little or no work but the result is the same, a degree that has. Allen Ezell, a former FBI agent who co-authored the book Degree Mills: The Billion-dollar Industry That Has Sold over a Million Fake Diplomas, estimates that about 1% of all degrees awarded each year in the U.S. are from diploma mills. Percentage-wise it sounds small, but there are more than a million degrees granted annually.


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This is a list of colleges, seminaries, and universities that do not have educational many countries, accreditation is defined as a governmental designation.

Degrees or other qualifications from unaccredited institutions may not be accepted by civil service or other employers. Some unaccredited institutions have formal legal authorization to enroll students or.

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Contact Graduate Admission for detailed information on admission requirements, fees, application deadlines, and specific courses. Apart from the graduate level diploma mills, in Russia a significant number of leading institutions have "degree mills" within their departments (typically humanities and economics).

According to the civic initiative Dissernet such institutions are providing the Russian elite (heads of universities, members of parliament and government officials) with degrees based on plagiarised and.

The second edition of Degree Mills () is a significant upgrade and expansion to the already excellent first edition. The book is written in an engaging style by Allen Ezell and John Bear, with interesting chapters contributed by Alan Contreras and Marina Bear/5.

The following list of both scam schools and diploma mills should help you quickly identify schools that you either definitely do not want to deal with, or simply probably should look for a better alternative.

Avoid degree scams This website has considerable free resources, links to the relevant government and nonprofit agencies and guides to help you avoid a diploma scam and. Most degree mills are accredited – but by fake or phony accreditation agencies.

Search our Diploma Mill Police list – it’s free – to see if your chosen online university has proper distance learning accreditation or has consumer fraud or scam warnings lodged against it. Abet International University. The sordid past: a history of degree mills from the Middle Ages to the present day; The sellers: fake schools, accreditors, counterfeiters, and Visa mills.

Diploma mills make money by selling printed degrees and providing academic references or falsified transcripts to individuals who may or may not be aware that the credentials are meaningless. A degree mill may sell degrees at all levels, from. The Preface and Introduction to the book (22 pages) Preface: a major world crisis The fact that information and opinions on degree mills are readily available.

Anyone who needs to decide whether a given school is a degree mill (based, of course, on where he or she decides to draw the line on that continuum) will find plenty of information. A quick look at the degree mills advertising on the Internet shows that degree mills offer degrees in fields such as nursing, nutrition, electrical and mechanical engineering, biochemistry and accounting, at significant risk to the public.

Also, degree mills are unfair to the millions of individuals who have worked hard to earn legitimate degrees.

That law was apparently passed to eliminate low-budget fly-by-night degree mills. But $50, ain’t what it used to be, and from the s through the early s, dozens of shady operators declared that their home or their book collection was worth $50, and proceeded to sell degrees with wild abandon.

Quote: The truth about John B. Bear and degreeinfo By Mr. Degree It's time more people learned the truth about John B. Bear and his followers. For many years, John B. Bear has published an opinionated guidebook on distance education. He's also been a voluminous poster to Usenet and to distance education discussion forums.

When the first edition of Degree Mills was published, fake universities and counterfeit degrees were already a significant problem. Fueled by the Internet, this scam continues to grow—now more than half of all people claiming a new PhD in fact have a fake degree.

Get this from a library. Degree mills: the billion-dollar industry that has sold over a million fake diplomas. [Allen Ezell; John Bear] -- "Do you know where your doctor, lawyer, or clergyman earned his or her degree. Ina congressional committee report concluded that half a million Americans hold fake degrees.

Since then, things. When the first edition of Degree Mills was published, fake universities and counterfeit degrees were already a significant problem. Fueled by the Internet, this scam continues to grow—now more than half of all people claiming a new PhD in fact have a fake this updated edition, experts Allen Ezell and John Bear go beyond exposing these fraudulent practices to provide Reviews: 1.Mills College is a private liberal arts and sciences college in Oakland, tly, Mills is an undergraduate women's college for women and gender non-binary students with graduate programs for students of all genders.

Mills was founded as the Young Ladies Seminary in in Benicia, school was relocated to Oakland, California, inand became the Campus: Urban, acres.10 Things We Learned About The World’s Largest Diploma Mill. degree or certification in exchange for hundreds – and sometimes thousands – .