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diploma mill Line breaks: dip|loma mill

Definition of diploma mill in English:


North 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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  • Before he was appointed regional director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, he got a degree from a correspondence school that government investigators later described as a "diploma mill."
  • In the United States, the revelation that a high-level appointee in any government agency had received a PhD from a diploma mill would inevitably result in that person's withdrawal from their appointment.
  • Then came the embarrassing revelations that he doesn't appear to have a bachelor's degree, that two colleges listed on his résumé, Harvard and Cambridge College, appear to have never heard of him, and that his PhD was obtained from an internet diploma mill.

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