nounNorth American informal
An institution or organization that grants large numbers of educational degrees based on inadequate or inferior education and assessment of the recipients: the best online schools have to amass enough alumni performance data to distinguish themselves from diploma mills
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- The school is trending toward being nothing more than an expensive diploma mill.
- OSI purchased two degrees from a diploma mill through the Internet.
- She resigned in March amid a flap over a doctorate she received from a diploma mill in a former motel in Evanston, Wyo.
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Syllabification: di·plo·ma mill
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