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- Business researching the approval and accreditation status of educational institutions. Provides news and general information, plus paid access to databases of the status of individual schools.
- Warns against the dangers of degree mills and offers alternative education solutions.
Degree.net - Diploma Mills
- Gives information on how diploma mills operate. Includes a list of the ways that consumers and employers are victimized.
- Information on diploma mills from the Oregon Office of Degree Authorization. Includes a list of institutions which are known to be diploma mills.
Diploma Mills and Accreditation - Resources and Publications
- US Government advice on finding reputable institutions whilst avoiding unaccredited colleges and diploma mills.
Diploma Mills: Degrees of Deception
- US Federal Trade Commission advice on identifying legitimate schools and assessing a job applicant's claimed academic credentials.
General Delivery University
- This is a parody site which shows how easy it is to set up a diploma mill. Includes course catalog and the ability to download a diploma.
How to Recognize Bogus Diploma Mill Schools
- Offers advice to military personnel on recognizing the providers of fake degrees.
Ivory Tower Ripoffs - Information about Diploma Mills
- Provides information about the history of diploma mills, what to look out for, as well as links to additional information.
Position Paper on Diploma Mills
- The National Council Against Health Fraud provides this summary of diploma mills and why they are bad for the nutrition industry.
Wikipedia: Diploma Mill
- Online encyclopedia article describes common attributes of diploma mills and discusses their legality in different countries.
USATODAY.com - Diploma Mills Insert Degree of Fraud into Job Market
- Article which examines the problems caused by diploma mills. It also shows how hard it is to combat the bogus degree providers. (September 28, 2003)
Wired News: Down by the Diploma Mills Stream
- Anyone can purchase a bachelor's or master's degree for the bargain price of several thousand dollars. (August 28, 2002)
Wired News: Phony Degrees a Hot Net Scam
- Diploma mills are proliferating. (May 23, 2000)
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