diploma mill
noun Date: 1914 a usually unregulated institution of higher education granting degrees with few or no academic requirements

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • diploma mill — 1. an organization claiming to be an institution of higher learning but existing for profit only and granting degrees without demanding proper qualifications of the recipients. 2. a college or university having such a large number of students… …   Universalium

  • diploma mill — diplo′ma mill n. edu an unaccredited institution of higher learning that grants degrees without requiring proper qualifications • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

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  • Mill — may refer to: Mill (grinding), an equipment for the grinding or pulverizing of grain and other raw materials using millstones Milling machine, metalworking machine that operates by rotating a cutting bit while the workpiece is moved against the… …   Wikipedia

  • mill — mill1 [mil] n. [ME melle < OE mylen, akin to OHG mulin, ON mylna, all < 4th c. Gmc borrowing < LL molinae, pl. of molina, mill < LL(Ec) molina, of a mill < L mola, millstone < IE base * mel , to grind, crush > MEAL2, MILD,… …   English World dictionary

  • Diploma mills in the United States — A diploma mill (also known as a degree mill) is an organization that awards academic degrees and diplomas with substandard or no academic study and without recognition by official educational accrediting bodies. The purchaser can then claim to… …   Wikipedia

  • Diploma — This article is about the basic degree normally below a Bachelor s degree. For the advanced academic degree, see Diplom. A diploma (from Greek δίπλωµα. díplōma, meaning folded paper ) is a certificate or deed issued by an educational institution …   Wikipedia

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