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From the ECS State Policy Database: Postsecondary Accountability--Diploma Mills - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

A Few Bad Apples: Diploma Mills and Fraudulent Academic Credentials MS Word PDF - Although diploma mills claim to be institutions of higher education, they exist for profit only and grant fraudulent degrees, diplomas or other academic credentials without requiring degree recipients to obtain proper qualifications. Both students and employers need to have some protection. Protections for consumers and protections for employers are highlighted in this ECS State Note. (Mallory Dose, Education Commission of the States, June 2009)...

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