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Title Catch them if you can? New Accredibase report reveals diploma mills remain at large
Author The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education


The number of known diploma mills – which are mainly online entities offering substandard or bogus higher education provision – is growing, according to a new Accredibase™ report, Diploma and Accreditation Mills: New Trends in Credential Abuse. Authors Eyal Ben Cohen and Rachel Winch report an increase of 839 (48%) in the number of mills over those reported in the 2010 report. Growth occurred in all regions, but North America and Europe are hotspots: 1,095 operate or claim to operate in North America (an increase of 23% on last year’s total of 892) and 603 in Europe (up 31% from 459 last year).

Date 12/04/2011
Region(s) All Regions
Countries International
Theme(s) Regulatory Frameworks
Topic(s) Regulation, Quality Assurance

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