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University not recognized by state of Florida
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Last updated on: 7/17/2006 4:57:05 PM by Kathryn Simmons

COLLIER COUNTY: Two Naples police officers were fired after an investigation showed they bought diplomas through an online degree mill called Almeda University. In 2003, The Florida Department of Education made an agreement with Almeda to cease operating in the state, but Floridians can still get a degree from the online university.

On Almeda's website under policies and procedures, the university warns their degrees are not legal in Florida and six other states.

"While Almeda is not aware of these states dictating hiring requirements to private businesses, the Almeda degree should not be used in these states for satisfying educational requirements in public sector jobs. Therefore residents of these states should consider the Almeda degree a novelty item only."

Click here for a list of independent educational institutions recognized by the Florida Department of Education
Click here to search the U.S. Department of Education's list of recognized schools

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