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DIPLOMA MILLS | ACCREDITATION | UNACCREDITED COLLEGES | FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Complete list of accredited U. S. colleges

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT WE HAVE BECOME AWARE OF SOME QUESTIONS AS TO THE ACCURACY OF THIS DATABASE.

UNTIL THESE QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN RESOLVED, PLEASE DO NOT RELY SOLELY ON THIS RESOURCE TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT AN INSTITUTION IS PROPERLY ACCREDITED.

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation Database, available by clicking HERE, may be a more reliable resource until the problems with the US Department of Education's database are addressed.

Degrees from these unaccredited colleges are approved by ODA for use in Oregon.
ODA approval does not mean that the degrees will be accepted by licensing agencies or employers. Degrees from closed or merged schools that were accredited by a U.S. Dept. of Education-recognized accreditor at the time the degree was earned are legal for use as credentials in Oregon.

Institution Jurisdiction(s) Remarks
Dispensational Theological Seminary Oregon  
Pacific Bible College Oregon  
Pacific Evangelical School of Ministry Oregon  
Process Work Center of Portland Oregon  
Profesional School of Psychology California  
Salem Bible College Oregon  
Southern California University for Professional Studies California Psychology PhD only
University for Humanistic Studies* California  
Washington Institute for Graduate Studies and School of Law Utah Master's in Taxation degrees are valid for use in Oregon.
Doctoral degrees are not valid for use in Oregon.
Western Institute for Social Research California  
William Carey International University California  

*NOTE: The University for Humanistic Studies had two main campuses in California. Redding closed 3/31/1997, Solana Beach closed in May 1999. Degrees issued through those dates are valid in Oregon.

If you do not live or work in Oregon, check with higher education licensing authorities in your state regarding the legality of degrees. States adjacent to Oregon appear below.

Link to list of schools taken to court by State of Hawaii: www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/ocp/udgi/lawsuits

State of California: www.dca.ca.gov/bppve
State of Washington: www.hecb.wa.gov/autheval/daa/daaindex.asp
State of Idaho: contact Marilyn Davis, 208-332-1563
State of Nevada: contact David Perlman at: dperlman@cpe.state.nv.us

State of Michigan list of unacceptable degree suppliers: www.michigan.gov/documents/Non-accreditedSchools_78090_7.pdf

Invalid degrees in Oregon

Degrees from all of these suppliers are invalid for use in state or licensed employment in Oregon and the use of such degrees can result in criminal prosecution or civil penalties depending on the circumstances of the use. In addition, it is illegal to use such degrees or credentials for any purpose unless the user discloses in writing to all persons to whom the degrees is presented that the supplier is unaccredited and unapproved by ODA.
U. S. Degree Suppliers
U. S. entities that lack accreditation are shown with information about the state where the entity operates.

Foreign Degree Suppliers
The degree suppliers listed below that are not in the U.S. do not meet the statutory requirements in ORS 348.609 for foreign degree use in public or licensed employment in Oregon.
Definitions for school codes used on the ODA list of unacceptable degree suppliers

D = Degree Mill, as defined in OAR 583-050-0011(11): "an entity that meets any one of the following conditions.
(a) As determined by government action, has engaged in dishonest, fraudulent or deceptive practices related to the award of degrees, academic standards or student learning requirements.
(b) Is a U.S. entity without governmental approval to issue degrees.
(c) Is a non-U.S. entity that does not have the legal authority to issue degrees usable as credentials in the nation that authorizes issuance of the degrees."

F = A non-U.S. entity that has the legal authority to issue degrees usable as credentials in the nation that authorizes issuance of the degrees, but which has not demonstrated that its degrees meet Oregon standards. NOTE: all non-U.S. entities issuing at least bachelor’s level degrees that do not appear on the UNESCO list of colleges are automatically classified as Degree Mills unless proven to have appropriate approval.

N = An entity that does not issue degrees but which as a result of advertising, name similarity or other factors can easily be confused with a degree-granting institution.

S = An unaccredited U.S. entity that has the legal authority to issue degrees from a U.S. state or territorial government that has a legal structure in place to authorize the establishment of colleges whose degrees are valid for use in the licensing jurisdiction, but which has not demonstrated that its degrees meet Oregon standards.

NOTE: an entity may be operating legally in some U.S. jurisdictions without undergoing an evaluation or formal approval. Jurisdictions known to have significant issues with quality control of unaccredited colleges include:
Alabama (split authority for assessing and recognizing degrees),
California (insufficient enforcement),
Hawaii (poor standards),
Idaho (poor standards, split authority),
Mississippi (poor standards, political interference),
Missouri (poor standards, political interference),
New Mexico (grandfathered protection for certain suppliers)
U.S. Virgin Islands (no meaningful oversight function) and
Wyoming (poor standards, political interference).

Also, examine with care any credential issued by an unaccredited supplier that operates under a "religious exemption" in its home jurisdiction.

U = An unaccredited, unapproved entity that appears to be supplying degrees but which has an obscure legal status in its jurisdiction, or which has no known address at which it has approval to issue degrees.

If you think that a degree supplier has been misclassified, please contact ODA.

For general information about the operations of unaccredited schools investigated by the U.S. Senate and other entities, see the following links:

Senate Hearing Day 1

Senate Hearing Day 2

See also: CBS News

Name Location(s) Remarks Type
Académie Européene d'Informatisation World Information Distributed UniversityBelgiumThe Belgian government has issued a statement referring to the entity as a diploma mill and stating that it has no authority to issue degrees there. It appears to be linked with a similar entity in Russia.D
Academy for Contemporary Research ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.N
Academy of Healing Arts ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.U
Academy of Natural TherapiesHawaii, CA, WY, MTClosed by court order. Relocated to CA, then to either WY or MT. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Academy of Religious & Spiritual Studies ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.U
Adam Smith UniversityLiberia, SaipanDegree mill. Claims Liberian and other accreditation. Recently applied for authority to operate in Puerto Rico. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Adams and Washington University, King College of Professional StudiesEnglandODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Note: said to have its North American Center in S. Carolina.D
Addison State UniversityOttawa, CanadaThis is not a state entity, has no Ontario authorization to issue degrees and is best considered a degree mill.D
Advanced Education Trust ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. It may be connected to the St. Regis cluster of fake schools.U
Advanced Learning NetworkVermontDoes not have authority to grant degrees. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Appears to exist as a conduit for converting nonacademic work to academic credits.N
Akamai UniversityHawaiiOperates legally in Hawaii as of May, 2005. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.S
Al Qasim UniversityPakistanFront name for the St. Regis fake university.D
Albert UniversityDelaware?ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Has no campus.U
Alexandria UniversityUS online (Nevada), not EgyptianODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
All Saints American University Part of network of fake schools associated with St. Regis University, a fake Liberian school. Liberian college approvals should be considered doubtful.D
Almeda College (University)Florida, IdahoODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Closed by legal action in Florida but may still be operating there. Briefly in Georgia. Uses Idaho address as well.D
Ambai UniversityMassachusettsHas no degree-granting authority in Massachusetts. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
American Capital University Part of network of fake schools associated with St. Regis University, a fake Liberian school.D
American Central UniversityWyomingApparently a branch of a Malaysian entity. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.S
American City UniversityWyomingODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.S
American Coastline UniversityHawaii, New York, also RussiaDegree mill. Has a Los Angeles mail-forwarding address. Russian authorization is not legitimate.D
American Columbus UniversityCaliforniaODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
American Global UniversityWyomingODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.S
American Independent International University ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
American International University of Management and TechnologyHawaiiClosed by court order. ODA has no evidence that it ever met Oregon standards.D
American Pacific UniversityHawaiiODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
American State UniversityHawaiiDegree mill. Relocated to WY as Hamilton University. Hamilton uses the Wyoming religious exemption loophole to issue valueless degrees. Its status under recent Wyoming statutory changes is unclear but it appears to have relocated to the Caribbean.D
American University of AsturiasSpainClosed by Spanish authorities.D
American University of HawaiiMississippi. Formerly Hawaii. Also shows signs of operating in India, Lebanon, Republic of Georgia, possibly Armenia and many other nations.Does not have acceptable degree authority from any jurisdiction. ODA has no evidence that this is a legitimate provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
American University of LondonSt. Kitts/Nevis, UK, Sri LankaDegree millD
American World UniversityMississippi, CaliforniaODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Americana University Part of network of fake schools associated with St. Regis University, a fake Liberian school.D
Americus UniversityWashington DCODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Ameritech UniversityMonroviaNot an authorized Liberian University. ODA has no evidence that this is a legitimate provider of postsecondary education.D
Amstead UniversityUSODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Anacrusis InstituteGreece, UKODA has no evidence that this is a legitimate provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Greece does not recognize private degree suppliers. Related to Am U of London.D
Anderson UniversityCaliforniaDegree mill.D
Anglo American UniversityHawaiiClosed by court order. ODA has no evidence that it ever met Oregon standards.D
Ashford UniversityGreat BritainThe British entity is a degree mill. NOTE: The Franciscan University of Iowa recently changed its name to Ashford University. This U.S. college is accredited by the North Central Association and is not a diploma mill.D
Ashington UniversityBritish Virgin Islands; LouisianaDegree mill; has no meaningful degree authority.D
Ashwood University ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Athenaeum UPanama and UK.Not a genuine university. Lacks authority to issue degrees recognizable under Oregon law. Panamanian incorporation does not confer such degree authority. The owner works with the owners of the "St. Regis University" scam and formerly claimed to be a faculty member at the fraudulent St. Regis.D
Atlantic International UniversityHawaii, FloridaODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.S
Azaliahformerly New MexicoODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Lost its US accreditation in 2002. Also operates in S. Africa and Asia. Oregon employers should consider degrees from this supplier to be unacceptable unless each degree program is evaluated in detail by an external evaluator acceptable to ODA.U
Bangalore Inst of Science, Tech. and MgtIndiaAppears to be new name for overseas aspect of St. Regis U. scam.D
Barrington UniversityAlabamaODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. See also furtherinformation.html furtherinformation.htmlS
Belford UniversityNevada, Arizona ?Offers degrees in ten days. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Physical location unknown, not a university.D
Beloved Community SeminaryAshland, OregonNot a degree-granting entity. Any degrees issued are invalid. Use of any such degrees in Oregon is illegal.N
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Global Education ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.U
Berne UniversityPennsylvania, St. KittsMay be closed or operating as Bernelli University. Status unclear. ODA has substantial evidence that this is not a provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Operating illegally according to PA Department of Education. Further information: Further information:
NACES Response to Question
U
Bienville UniversityLouisiana, MississippiClosed by state action. ODA has no evidence that it ever met Oregon standards.D
Bircham International UniversityUK, Spain, Bahamas, etc.Degree mill. Its Spanish approval consists of a business license. Not recognized as a degree-granter by the Spanish government (AACRAO evaluation).D
Blackstone University Part of network of fake schools associated with St. Regis University, a fake Liberian school.D
Brantridge UniversityHawaiiHas ceased operations. ODA has no evidence that it ever met Oregon standards.D
Breyer State UniversityAlabama, Idaho, LiberiaODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Not a state school. Its degrees should be considered not equivalent to those at accredited schools.S
Bridgewater UniversityUK, SeychellesDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Brighton UniversityMissouri, HawaiiClosed by court order. ODA has no evidence that it ever met Oregon standards.D
Britain College of Management and ScienceUKODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. See also: furtherinformation.htmlU
British American Business Institute ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.U
Bronte International University New name for the unaccredited offshore entity formerly known as Trinity College and University. Also operated in Louisiana and maybe elsewhere.D
Business and Computer University CollegeLebanonStatus unclear. ODA has no evidence that this is a legitimate provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. May be branch of unaccredited American University of Hawaii.F
Buxton UniversityUKNot an authorized British institution, therefore degrees invalid in Oregon.D
C & E American University InstituteLebanonDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Cal Southern UniversityTexasDegree mill. Registered in the South Pacific Island of Niue.D
Calamus International UniversityBritish West IndiesDD
California Pacific UniversityCaliforniaODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.S
California University of Management and SciencesCaliforniaODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Cambridge International UniversityCape Town, South AfricaDoes not have appropriate authorization from South Africa. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Cambridge State UniversityHawaiiODA has no evidence that this is a legitimate provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Not a state school.D
Canbourne UniversityUKNot an authorized British university, therefore degrees cannot be used in Oregon.D
Canyon CollegeIdahoODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Degrees should be considered not equivalent to accredited degrees.S
Capital American University Part of network of fake schools associated with St. Regis University, a fake Liberian school.S
Carrington University Degree mill.D
Center College of Executive & Professional DevelopmentIndiaPart of the St. Regis University degree sales operation. ODA has no evidence that this is a legitimate provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Center State University of Executive & Professional DevelopmentMonroviaNot an authorized Liberian University. ODA has no evidence that this is a legitimate provider of postsecondary education.D
Central Pacific UniversityHawaiiHas ceased operations. ODA has no evidence that it ever met Oregon standards.D
Central State UniversityCaliforniaUnaccredited. Not a state school. Canadian and other foreign "affiliates" do not have appropriate governmental approval as degree-granters and their degrees are invalid in Oregon. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.S
Century UniversityNew MexicoODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Grandfathered under loophole in New Mexico law and therefore does not undergo meaningful state oversight. Oregon employers should consider degrees from this supplier to be substandard unless each degree program is evaluated in detail by an external evaluator acceptable to ODA.S
Chadwick UniversityAlabamaODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.S
Chelsea UniversityUnited Kingdom"It has never been recognised as a university with UK degree awarding powers. They have been reported to Companies House for use of the word university without permission and Trading Standards for possible breach of the Education Reform Act 1988." - Higher Education Governance and Health Professions Team Department for Education and Skills 1D, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BT Tel: 020 7925 6932 Fax: 020 7925 6664D
Christian Leadership UniversityNew YorkODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.U
City University of L.A.CaliforniaODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.S
Clayton College of Natural HealthAlabamaODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Degree holders are ineligible for Oregon professional practice or licensure.S
Clayton UniversityHong KongDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Clermont College of BusinessMontanaAppears to be offshoot of Prescott College, closed by Hawaii. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
College of Medical & Health SciencesSt. LuciaThis does not appear to be a degree mill. ODA has insufficient evidence to classify the entity under Oregon standards.F
Colony University Degree mill. Part of the St. Regis group of fake colleges.D
Colorado University of Naturopathic MedicineSpain, British VIODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Columbia Commonwealth UniversityWyomingODA reviewed this institution in July, 2004, pursuant to ORS 348.609(d). Based on that review, we found that this institution's policies and requirements are insufficient to allow approval of its degrees for use in Oregon at this time. Both institutional policies and Oregon law may change, resulting in different findings in the future.S
Columbia Pacific U.CaliforniaClosed by court order. ODA has no evidence that this was a legitimate provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. May be restarting in Nevada.S
Columbia State UniversityLouisianaDegree mill. Closed by court order. See also: Senate Hearing Day 1 ; Senate Hearing Day 2D
Columbus UniversityLouisiana, MississippiClosed by state action in Louisiana. An entity with the same name has appeared in Mississippi, and is a degree mill claiming accreditation from an unrecognized accreditor..D
Commonwealth Open UniversityVirgin IslandsODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Communion of Saints SeminaryOregonDegree mill. Operating illegally in Oregon, degrees invalid.D
Concordia UniversityVirgin Islands, Spain, Dominica, Liberia, IndonesiaDegree mill. Note: No connection to legitimate Concordia University in Oregon.D
Cornerstone UniversityLouisianaODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. NOTE: Cornerstone University in Michigan is not the same entity, and is accredited.S
Cosmopolitan Univlocation uncertainODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Formerly Missouri.D
Cranston Universityonline, Singapore, Nevada?ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Crown Church College & University ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.U
Donsbach UniversityCaliforniaODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Dublin Metropolitan UniversityIrelandUnder investigation by the Irish governmentD
Earlscroft UniversityGreat Britain, Commonwealth, SeychellesDegree mill.D
Earthnet InstituteHawaiiClosed in 2005 by court order.D
East Point University ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Edison University ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Appears to be a fake run by the former owner of LaSalle U. Note: not the same as the accredited Thomas Edison of New Jersey.D
Ellington University ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
European College of MedicineUKDivision of St Luke College of Medicine, which is a medical degree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
European Graduate SchoolNew York, SwitzerlandThis supplier appears to be approved by Swiss cantons, but its degrees are not recognized for use at other Swiss universities. Oregon requires that foreign degrees be usable within the nation of authorization on the same terms as other college degrees in order to meet the statutory standard of having the "foreign equivalent" of U.S. accreditation. Approval by a Swiss canton therefore does not meet the Oregon standard for foreign approval.F
European University of IrelandIrelandUnder investigation by the Irish governmentD
Fairfax UniversityLouisiana, Montana, S. Dakota, U.K.Degree mill.D
Farington UniversityRefuses to discloseODA has no evidence that this is a legitimate provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Fort Young UniversityMonroviaNot an authorized Liberian University. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Frederick Taylor International UniversityHawaii, CaliforniaClosed by court order. ODA has no evidence that it ever met Oregon standards.D
Glencullen UniversityUKDegree mill.D
Glenford UniversityLouisianaClosed by state action. ODA has no evidence that it ever met Oregon standards.D
Golden State UniversityHawaiiName changed to Honolulu University of the Arts Sciences & Humanities. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Greenleaf UniversityMissouriDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is a legitimate provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Note: Degrees banned for use in Sweden.D
Greenwich UniversityFormerly Hawaii, Norfolk Island, California and back to Hawaii.May be closed. Closed by Australian govt.. See also
www.dest.gov.au/highered/alert/
Information on Legality of Australian Colleges Note: This entity has a complex history. It was never accredited. Its programs varied in quality and purpose. Degrees may represent college-level work or a much lower standard and should be evaluated individually when allowed by law. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.
D
Halifax UniversityWyomingODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Linked with an unapproved Scottish entity.S
Hamilton UniversityWyomingDegree mill. See American State University above. Officially relocated to Bahamas as Richardson University. However, it still existed in some form in Wyoming as of early April, 2005. See also: Government Computer News; Chronicle of Higher EducationD
Hampton Bay University Part of network of fake schools associated with St. Regis University, a fake Liberian school.D
Hampton CollegeNevada (not Hampton U. of Virginia)Degree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Harrington UniversityGreat BritainDegree mill. Closed by the British government; furtherinformation.html See also: Diploma MillsD
Hartford UniversityVanuatu, South PacificDegree mill. Not affiliated with the accredited Hartford University or seminary in Connecticut.D
Hartford UniversityVanatu; false claim in MNClaims of Minnesota location are false. Apparently licensed on island of Vanatu in South Pacific. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Hartland University Part of network of fake schools associated with St. Regis University, a fake Liberian school.D
Hartley UniversityGreat BritainDegree mill.D
Hawaii American UniversityHawaiiClosed by court order.D
Heed UniversityWisconsin, Florida, CaribbeanFounded in Florida. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.S
Holos UniversityMissouri, Norfolk Island and South DakotaDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Honolulu UniversityHawaiiSee also University of Honolulu. Degree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Honolulu University of the Arts Sciences & HumanitiesHawaiiDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. See Golden State University above.D
Honolulu USAThailand, PakistanODA has no evidence that this is a legitimate provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Illawarra CollegeNew Hampshire, Virginia, AustraliaDegree mill. Never had genuine degree-granting authority by any jurisdiction.D
Institute for Creative Process ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.U
Institute for Human Dynamics ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.U
Institute for Science in Mind ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.U
Institute of Executive & Professional DevelopmentMonroviaNot an authorized Liberian University. ODA has no evidence that this is a legitimate provider of postsecondary education.D
Institute of New Media & Technology ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.U
InTech University Part of network of fake schools associated with St. Regis University, a fake Liberian school.D
Intermountain Institute of Natural HealthIdahoAny degrees issued through this entity are invalid in Oregon. Claims to train naturopaths but is linked to the bogus St. Luke School of Medicine operation. NOTE: any licensure of naturopathy schools by Bingham County, Idaho, should be considered meaningless.D
International Graduate CenterVermont, St. Croix USVIAppears not to be a degree mill; true status is obscure. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.U
International MBSMonroviaNot an authorized Liberian University. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
International Mid Pac CollegeHawaiiNote: Accreditation repealed Dec. 19, 2003.S
International Theological UniversityCaliforniaClaims all manner of exemptions and approvals, all of which are meaningless from the point of view of degree validity. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.S
International UniversityMissouriDoes not have authority to issue some of the degrees that it issues. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.S
International University for Graduate StudiesSt. KittsOffshore degree supplier without adequate oversight or standards. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. No such school as the IU for Grad Studies is listed for St. Kitts by UNESCO or the Commonwealth Association.D
International University of NursingSt. KittsSt. Kitts authorization does not meet legal standards of the State of Oregon.F
Irish International UniversityMalaysiaThe Irish government has requested that Malaysia close this entity on grounds that it is neither Irish nor a university.D
Irish University Business SchoolIrelandUnder investigation by the Irish governmentD
James Cook Medical SchoolCook IslandsNo longer exists. Status unclear.U
James Monroe UniversityLiberia, operated from Washington, Idaho and Arizona.Degree mill. This is the new home of the St. Regis University scam using supposed Liberian approval. Oregon does not recognize this approval as valid under ORS 348.609. All degrees are fraudulent.D
John ThomasMissouriDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Kalinga UniversityIndiaDegree mill. Does not have the claimed degree authority from India. Not the same as the legitimate Kalinga of the PhillippinesD
Kennedy-Western UniversityWyoming, also CaliforniaUnaccredited. Degrees do not meet requirements for employment by State of Oregon or for work in any profession licensed by the State of Oregon for which a degree is required.S
Kensington UniversityHawaii, CaliforniaDegree mill. Closed by court order.D
Kent Collegeprobably LouisianaDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Kingdom College of Natural HealthLouisiana, RussiaDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is a legitimate provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Kingsfield UniversityGreat BritainDegree mill.D
Knightsbridge UniversityDenmarkDegree mill. The Danish government denies that this entity has legal authority to issue college degrees. Its degrees are not recognized inside Denmark or elsewhere in Europe..D
LaCrosse UniversityMississippiDegree Mill. Closed by state action in Louisiana. No state approval or license to issue degrees in Mississippi. ODA has no evidence that it ever met Oregon standards.D
Lamberhurst UniversityUnited KingdomDegree mill.D
Lambert UniversityHawaiiDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Formerly Newport Asia Pacific University.D
LaSalle UniversityLouisianaDegree mill. Closed. No connection to legitimate LaSalle of Pennsylvania. Closed. Owner linked to Novus University of Mississippi.D
Laureate UniversityProbably UK or CanadaDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. NOTE: Not related to Laureate Education, Inc., which operates the regionally accredited Walden University.D
LeibnizNew Mexico, ItalyDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Leugenia UniversitySouth CarolinaDegree mill. It is issuing degrees without legal authority to do so.D
Lexington Universityonline, Nevada?Degree mill.D
Lincoln International University, Inc.HawaiiClosed by court order. ODA has no evidence that it ever met Oregon standards.D
Lincoln UniversityNew Mexico, ItalyDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. New Mexico law has inadequate oversight of private degree-granters.D
London College of TechnologyUKDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is a legitimate provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. See also: furtherinformation.htmlD
Madison UniversityMississippiODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Not evaluated or approved in Mississippi.U
Manhattan UniversityHawaii, British ColumbiaClosed by court order. ODA has no evidence that it ever met Oregon standards.D
Marlborough UniversityHawaiiDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Medical College of LondonUKDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Montserrat approval invalid without UK approval. See also: Further InformationD
Medical University of the AmericasSt Kitts/NevisDoes not meet Oregon standards for foreign degrees. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.F
Midwest Missouri UniversityMissouriDoes not exist as a degree-granting entity under Missouri law.D
Midwestern UniversitySpringfield, MissouriODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. NOTE: not the same as Midwestern U of Arizona or Illinois or Midwestern Baptist Seminary in MissouriD
Miranda International UniversityTennesee, Washington, Seborga (Italy)Degree mill, owned by the owners of the fraudulent St. Regis University.D
Monterrey Institute for Graduate Studies This entity claimed to be a branch of a Mexican institution with authority to operate in the U.S., but in fact did not have that authority and had no free-standing degree authority from Mexico. Appears to be closed.D
Monticello University/Thomas Jefferson UniversityKansas, HawaiiDegree mill. Closed by court order - See also furtherinformation.htmlD
Nation State University Part of network of fake schools associated with St. Regis University, a fake Liberian school.D
Nation UniversityHawaiiClosed by court order. ODA has no evidence that it ever met Oregon standards.D
New Manhattan University Part of network of fake schools associated with St. Regis University, a fake Liberian school.D
Newport Asia Pacific UniversityHawaiiRenamed Lambert University. Degree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Newport UniversityHawaii, LebanonDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Newton UniversityVancouver BC, HawaiiClosed by court order. ODA has no evidence that it ever met Oregon standards.D
Nobel UniversitySouth KoreaDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
North United University Part of network of fake schools associated with St. Regis University, a fake Liberian school.D
Northwestern International University, Ltd.Cyprus/DenmarkDegree mill. Has no recognized degree authority from Cyprus or Denmark. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Novus UniversityMississippiODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Not evaluated or approved in Mississippi.U
Oaklands UniversityUnknown, contact is in UKDegree mill. Web photo is not of a college. Appears to be a new version of the University Degree Program supposedly closed fy the Federal Trade Commission.D
Open University of AmericaPuerto RicoODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Open University of LincolnNebraskaDegree mill. Does not exist.D
Oxford International UniversityGreat BritainDegree mill. No connection to legitimate Oxford University in Great Britain.D
Pacific Basin UniversityTexas, Mexico, MicronesiaDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Pacific Coast UniversityCaliforniaODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.S
Pacific Southern UniversityHawaiiClosed by court order. ODA has no evidence that it ever met Oregon standards.D
Pacific Western UniversityHawaii, China; Hong KongEntity of unknown status, may or may not be related to other institutions, degrees not valid in Oregon. The Hawaii entity changed its name to PacWest International University. Linkages to other entities with the same name are unknown.D
Pacific Western UniversityCaliforniaODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.S
Panama Canal University Degree mill. Part of the St. Regis group of fake colleges. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
PanAmerican UniversityMonroviaNot an authorized Liberian University.D
Paramount University of TechnologyWyomingODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.S
Parkwood UniversityU.S.; Great BritainDegree mill.D
Pebble Hills UniversitySeborga (Italy)Degree mill. Not a genuine postsecondary institution, has no meaningful authority to issue degrees.D
Personal Therapy Institute ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.U
Pickering UniversityHawaiiClosed by court order. ODA has no evidence that it ever met Oregon standards.D
Port Rhode University Part of network of fake schools associated with St. Regis University, a fake Liberian school.D
Prescott College of Business and Leadership StudiesHawaiiClosed by court order. ODA has no evidence that it ever met Oregon standards.D
Preston UniversityWyoming; Pakistan, DubaiODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Recently added an operation in the Netherlands called Universiteit Preston Russel Hobbes; this connection apparently disappeared in fall, 2005 but maystill exist..S
Redding UniversityU.S., location unknownDegree mill. This unaccredited entity awards entire degrees based on life experience and claims accreditation from an unrecognized body.D
Richardson UniversityBahamas; WyomingAppears to be the new version of Hamilton University. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Robert Kennedy UniversitySwitzerlandThis supplier no longer issues degrees under its own name. It is approved by a Swiss canton, but its degrees are not recognized for use at other Swiss universities. Oregon requires that foreign degrees be usable within the nation of authorization on the same terms as other college degrees in order to meet the statutory standard of having the "foreign equivalent" of U.S. accreditation. Approval by a Swiss canton therefore does not meet the Oregon standard for foreign approval. Oregon employers should consider degrees from this supplier to be equivalent to an unaccredited U.S. college degree unless each degree program is evaluated in detail by an external evaluator acceptable to ODA. NOTE: Degrees issued by the University of Wales based on work done at Robert Kennedy are acceptable.F
Robertstown UniversityLiberia, operated from Washington state, Idaho and Arizona.Degree mill. Part of the St. Regis group of fraudulent degree sellers.D
Rochelle UniversityUnknownDegree mill. Probably related to Rochville University. Not the same as the legitimate College of New Rochelle in New York or University de la Rochelle in France.D
Rochville University Degree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. See also: furtherinformation.htmlD
Rocklands UniversityProbably UK but operator may be in USDegree mill.D
Romano ByzantineMinnesota, VirginiaODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Appears to be reincarnation of former Colorado degree mill Notre Dame de Lafayette.D
Rushmore UniversityCayman Is., Georgia USAThe Cayman Islands has no equivalent to US accreditation. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Oregon employers should consider degrees from this supplier to be substandard unless each degree program is evaluated in detail by an external evaluator acceptable to ODA.D
Rutherford UniversityWyomingODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Formerly labeled Stratford International University.D
Sacramento Regent UniversityCaliforniaDegree mill. Has no legal authority to issue degrees in California.D
Saint Augustin UniversityFloridaODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.S
San Francisco International UniversityCaliforniaDegree mill. Has no legal authority to issue degrees in California.D
Scarsdale UniversityCalifornia, UKDegree mill. Does not have authority to issue degrees in California or the UK. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Shaftsbury University Degree mill.D
Shelbourne UniversityPennsylvaniaDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Shepperton University Degree mill.D
Solsbury UniversityOntario, CanadaDegree mill. According to the Ontario government, "Solsbury University does not have the authority to offer degrees, programs leading to a degree or to call itself a university in Ontario."D
South Atlantic University Degree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Southern Graduate InstituteKentuckyDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Southern Pacific UniversityMalaysia, HawaiiClosed by court order in Hawaii. Apparently now operating in Malaysia. ODA has no evidence that it ever met Oregon standards.D
Southwest International UniversityBayside, NYDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
St Mary's School of MedicineCook IslandsNo longer exists, status unclearU
St. Augustine School of Medical AssistantsGeorgia, online supplier.Unaccredited. Status unknown. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.U
St. Augustine Universitylocation unknownDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
St. Christopher's College of MedicineSenegal, UK***Suspended by the British medical licensing authority, November 2005.*** ***Senegal denies its degree-granting authority*** ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Note: "St Christopher's Medical school (aka) St Christopher's Medical College based in Luton is not recognised by the UK authorities as a degree course provider nor does it satisfy the criteria for degree awarding..." UK Higher Education Governance office, 2004.D
St. Clements UniversityTurks and Caicos Islands, various African sitesDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
St. George University InternationalSt. Kitts, GrenadaDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. ODA has no evidence that St. Kitts enforces its degree standards.D
St. John's University College of MedicineMontserratClosed by court order.D
St. Lourdes University Part of network of fake schools associated with St. Regis University, a fake Liberian school.D
St. Lucia College of MedicineSt. LuciaODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. See also: http://www.gmc-uk.org/med_ed/default.htmF
St. Luke School of MedicineCalifornia, Ghana, LiberiaDegree mill. Disowned by Liberian government in 2005. May be connected to the St. Regis cluster of diploma mills.D
St. Mary's College of MedicineHawaiiClosed by court order. ODA has no evidence that it ever met Oregon standards.D
St. Regis UniversityDominica; Liberia; Washington D.C., State of WashingtonClosed by court order, June 2005. Degree mill. Falsely asserts Liberian government approval. Falsely asserts Indian government approval. Appears to operate mainly from State of Washington but may have operations elsewhere. Note: not the same as Regis of Massachusetts or Colorado.D
St. Renoir University Part of network of fake schools associated with St. Regis University, a fake Liberian school.D
St. Thomas InstituteIndiaDegree mill and part of the St. Regis University degree sales operation. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Standford UniversityunknownODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. It appears to be playing off the name of Stanford University.D
Stanley State University Part of network of fake schools associated with St. Regis University, a fake Liberian school.D
Stanton UniversityHawaiiClosed by court order. ODA has no evidence that it ever met Oregon standards.D
Stefan International University, Inc.CaliforniaDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Stensan International UnivCaliforniaDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Strassford UniversityGreat BritainDegree mill.D
Success SeminaryOregonDegree mill. Operating illegally in Oregon, degrees invalidD
Suffield UniversityConnecticutDegree mill. Operating illegally in Connecticut.D
SynergysticsRochester, NYDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. May be linked to the St. Regis diploma mill or other suppliers of fake degrees.D
Tecana International UniversitaSouth AmericaDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Templeton Universityonline, Singapore, Nevada?Degree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
The Dream Institute Degree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
The Thornwood University (probably UK, Netherlands)Degree mill.D
Thornewood UniversityGreat BritainDegree mill.D
Thornhill UniversityUKDegree mill. Has no legal authority to issue degrees.D
Trident University of TechnologySingaporeDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Note: Denied approval by Wisconsin. Was never legal in New Jersey as claimed.D
Trinity College and Universityformerly South DakotaDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. May have moved to Canada or Caribbean. NOTE that many institutions, some legitimate, use the name Trinity.D
U. Francophone R. de SorbonFrance, Maine, Switzerland, Florida and the Comoro IslandsDegrees issued by this entity are invalid for use in Oregon under ORS 348.609(a) because the entity has no legal authority from any recognized government to issue degrees. Its claim of authority from France is inaccurate and its claim of authority from the Comoro Islands is meaningless. Run from Florida by Jean Prade. AACRAO has concluded that the entity has no authority to issue degrees. Claims of AACRAO approval made by an organization called AUAP are inaccurate. Swedish government rejects its degrees. Not the same as 'Sorbonne', which refers to three government-recognized universities in Paris.D
United Pacific Universityformerly HawaiiDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Universitas 21Channel Islands, UKNot a degree-granting entity. Confusion arises because some degree-granters work through this entity to issue legitimate degrees.N
Universiteit Russell Hobbesprobably NetherlandsDegree mill. Formerly claimed association with Preston U of Wyoming.D
University of HonoluluHawaiiClosed by court order. ODA has no evidence that it ever met Oregon standards.D
University College for Advanced StudiesIndiaDegree mill and part of the St. Regis University degree sales operation. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
University de la RomandeUKDegree mill, appears to be closed.D
University of Advanced ResearchCaliforniaDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Also operated in Hawaii, where its local operation has been closed by court order, see: http://www.state.hi.us/dcca/ocp/case_info.htmlD
University of BerkleyPennsylvaniaDegree mill.D
University of DevonshireUKDegree mill.D
University of DoncasterEnglandDegree mill. See also: furtherinformation.htmlD
University of Dorchester Degree mill.D
University of Dunham Degree mill.D
University of Ecoforum for PeaceSwitzerlandSwiss cantonal approval does not meet Oregon standards.. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
University of Health ScienceHawaiiDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
University of Honolulu USAUtah, Thailand & PakistanODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Notes: Office in Utah. No link to Hawaii.D
University of MetaphysicsCalifornia, possibly NevadaDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
University of New CastleOregon, Ireland, south Pacific islandsAKA University of Newcastle. Degree mill operating illegally in Oregon. Degrees issued are fraudulent.D
University of Northern WashingtonVancouver B.C. ?Degree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Closed by court order. Notes: may still be operating in British Columbia, not clear. Relocated from Hawaii.D
University of NorthWestWyoming, Louisiana, Pakistan, India, New JerseyDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
University of Palmers GreenUKDegree mill. Closed by the British government.D
University of RavenhurstGreat BritainDegree mill.D
University of San MoritzGreat Britain, CyprusDegree mill.D
University of Santa BarbaraCaliforniaODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. No connection to UC Santa Barbara. Closed?S
University of Santa MonicaCaliforniaODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.S
University of the Holy LandIsrael, may be operated from State of OregonNot recognized as a university by Israeli higher education office, therefore cannot be recognized by Oregon as a foreign post-secondary institution. Not approved as an Oregon degree-granter. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
University of WexfordGreat BritainDegree mill. Closed by the British government.D
Van Ives University Part of network of fake schools associated with St. Regis University, a fake Liberian school.D
Vancouver University WorldwideBritish ColumbiaODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Not authorized or listed by appropriate BC authority.D
Vernell University Degree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Virginia International University New institution that appears to be legitimate.S
Wakefield International UniversitySt. Kitts/NevisDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Warnborough UniversityIreland, UK, formerly U.S.Also Warnborough College. Not a UK degree-granting entity. Appearance on UK registry of training providers does not confer or represent authorization to issue degrees. ODA has no evidence that this was ever a genuine Irish postsecondary institution. May have issued degrees from Washington, D.C.; such degrees are invalid for Oregon use.D
Washington International UniversityPennsylvania, Brit. Virgin Isl.British Virgin Islands does not have postsecondary oversight capability. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Operating illegally in Pennsylvania according to PA Department of Education. WIU is forbidden to advertise or offer its programs in Australia. Oregon employers should consider degrees from this supplier to be substandard unless each degree program is evaluated in detail by an external evaluator acceptable to ODA.D
Washington School of TheologyOregonDegree mill. Operating illegally in Oregon, degrees invalid.D
West Coast UniversityPanama, Western Australia, UKNot a genuine university. Linked to the fake accreditor that is part of the St. Regis, Robertstown, Monroe U. scam. Not connected to the accredited West Coast University of Caifornia.D
Westbourne UniversityGreat BritainDegree mill.D
Westbrook UniversityNew Mexico, New York, CaliforniaODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. New Mexico law does not provide adequate control of degree-granters.S
Western States University for Professional StudiesMissouriDegree mill. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Westhampton UniversityGreat BritainDegree mill.D
Westmore UniversitySingaporeDegree Mill. Also called Westmore College.D
Wilson State University, Inc.Hawaii, New JerseyClosed. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
Wittfield UniversityHawaiiClosed. ODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards.D
YUIN/American UniversityHawaiiODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. Judo school, operated from California.S
Zenith UniversityHawaiiODA has no evidence that this is an accredited or otherwise acceptable provider of postsecondary education meeting Oregon standards. See also Pickering and Brighton.S

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This is by no means an exhaustive list of institutions whose degrees cannot be used in Oregon. It is a list of those most recently reported.

For access to Australia’s 24 hour, 7 day a week higher education credential verification system (degreeoftruth Australia), click on the following link: http://www.higheredconsulting.com.au/links.html

Warning regarding so-called "Liberian" degrees: Any degrees issued by St. Regis, Breyer State, Concordia or any other entity claiming to be authorized by the "National Board of Education" in Liberia are illegal for use in Oregon and should be regarded as not meeting the standards expected of a U.S. degree.

*Monterrey Institute for Graduate Studies. As of December, 2001, this entity is not authorized to operate in Texas or Florida, where it claims to operate. Oregon will not accept MIGS-related degrees until satisfactory evidence of its legal status in the U.S. and its degree-granting authority is obtained. Oregon does recognize degrees issued in Mexico by Centro de Estudias Universitarios of Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Interested in starting a college in Oregon or obtaining ODA authorization? Regulations governing the authorization of colleges in Oregon can be found at OAR 583-030, available via the sidebar on this page. Contact ODA with any questions.

Last Update 11/30/2005


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