Friday, April 9, 2010
Reports indicate that 810 diploma mills have been identified in the US and there are many more still under investigation.
California is the leading state with 134 diploma mills, followed closely by Hawaii and Washington state.
The report is a result of an 18 month international research project into diploma and accreditation mills.
The focus of the report was to provide employers with valid information about applicants' education to support them in hiring qualified candidates. The ability to spot a diploma mill helps companies avoid potential liability when clearing an applicant with a bogus degree.