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Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas

Consonant with its responsibilities under Chapter 61 of the Texas Education Code and rules promulgated pursuant thereto, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is reviewing the current status of institutions included on this list.

"Fraudulent or substandard degree" means a degree conferred in Texas in violation of the Texas Education Code; conferred in another state in violation of that state's laws; conferred in another state by an institution that was not accredited by an accreditor recognized by the Coordinating Board and that has not been approved by the Coordinating Board for its degrees to be used in Texas; or conferred outside the United States by an institution that the Coordinating Board determines is not the equivalent of an accredited or authorized degree. (Texas Educational Code, Chapter 61, Section 61.302)

The Texas Penal Code (Section 32.52) prohibits the use of fraudulent or substandard degrees "in a written or oral advertisement or other promotion of a business; or with the intent to: obtain employment; obtain a license or certificate to practice a trade, profession, or occupation; obtain a promotion, a compensation or other benefit, or an increase in compensation or other benefit, in employment or in the practice of a trade, profession, or occupation; obtain admission to an educational program in this state; or gain a position in government with authority over another person, regardless of whether the actor receives compensation for the position." Violation of this law is a Class B misdemeanor.

Name Location Remarks
Abba Institute Uvalde, San Antonio, Texas No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. In 1998, awarded Doctor of naturopathy degrees.
Académie Européene d'Informatisation World Information Distributed University Belgium The Belgian government has referred to the entity as a diploma mill and has confirmed that this entity has no authority to issue degrees. It appears to be linked with a similar entity in Russia.
Academy for Contemporary Research   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Academy of Healing Arts   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Academy of Natural Therapies Hawaii; California; Wyoming; Montana No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by court order in Hawaii on 3/19/2003. Relocated to CA, then to either WY or MT.
Academy of Religious & Spiritual Studies   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Adam Smith University Liberia; Saipan No degree-granting authority from Liberia or Saipan.
Adams and Washington University, King College of Professional Studies England No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom.
Addison State University Ontario No degree-granting authority from Ontario. Not a state-supported university as implied by the name.
Adjunct College Canyon, Texas No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Claims to be branch campus of the fraudulent Warnborough University.
Advanced Education Trust   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Advanced Learning Network Vermont No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. No Vermont authority to grant degrees.
Akamai University Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Al Qasim University Pakistan Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
Albert University Delaware No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Alexandria University Nevada No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Presence on the Internet only.
All Saints American University Liberia Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
Almeda College (University) Florida; Idaho No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by legal action in Florida.
Ambai University Massachusetts No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Has no degree-granting authority in Massachusetts.
Ambassador University Corporation   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Claims accreditation by apostille; apostilles are not accreditation indicators. See Frequently Asked Questions for more information on apostilles.
American Capital University Liberia Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
American Central University Wyoming No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
American City University Wyoming No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
American Coastline University Hawaii; New York; California; Russia No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Has a Los Angeles mail-forwarding address. No degree-granting authority from Russia, as claimed.
American College of Health Science Austin, Texas See College of Life Science.
American Columbus University California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
American Global University Wyoming No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
American Independent International University   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
American Institute of Management Studies Hawaii; Indonesia No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by court order in Hawaii on 8/6/2002.
American International University of Management and Technology Hawaii; California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by HI court order on 7/22/2002.
American National University Hawaii; California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Incorporated in HI, but operated from CA. HI dissoved corporation on 12/5/2002.
American Pac-West International University   See Pacific Western University.
American Pacific University Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
American State University Hawaii AKA Hamilton University. See Hamilton University. Not a state-supported university as implied by the name.
American States College Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by HI on 4/15/2004.
American University for Humanities   See American University of Hawaii.
American University of Asturias Spain No degree-granting authority from Spain. Closed by Spanish authorities.
American University of Hawaii Republic of Georgia; Hawaii; Mississippi; India; Lebanon; Armenia; & other nations No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Operates in the Republic of Georgia as American University for Humanities. MS Commission on College Accreditation reports the institution is a "non-approved" entity.
American University of London Houston, Texas; Nevis; United Kindom; Sri Lanka No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Incorporated in Nevis.
American World University Hawaii; Mississippi No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by HI on 2/12/2004.
Americana University Liberia Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
Americus University Washington DC No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Ameritech University Liberia No degree-granting authority from Liberia.
Amstead University New Mexico No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Anacrusis Institute Greece; United Kingdom No degree-granting authority from Greece or the United Kingdom. Greece does not recognize private degree suppliers. Related to the American University of London.
Anderson University California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Anglo American University Hawaii; California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Incorporated in HI, but operated in CA. Closed in HI by court order.
Ashford University   Fictitious name used by the University Degree Program scam. See University Degree Program (1). Not to be confused with the legitimate Ashford University in Iowa (the former Franciscan University).
Ashington University British Virgin Islands; Louisiana No degree-granting authority from the British Virgin Islands.
Ashwood University   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Athenaeum U Panama; United Kingdom No degree-granting authority from Panama or the United Kingdom. Panamanian incorporation does not confer degree authority.
Atlantic International University Hawaii; Florida No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Azaliah New Mexico; South Africa; Asia No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Bangalore Inst of Science, Tech. and Mgt India Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
Barrington University Alabama No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Belford University Houston, Texas; Pakistan; United Arab Emirates No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Under investigation by the AG for operating from a mail forwarding service in Houston. Diplomas mailed from the UAE. Previously had a presence in NV or AZ.
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Global Education   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Berne University Pennsylvania; St. Kitts; Virginia No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Approval revoked by St. Kitts, February 2006.
Bienville University Louisiana; Mississippi No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by state action in LA. MS Commission on College Accreditation reports the institution is a "non-approved" entity.
Bircham International University United Kingdom; Spain; Bahamas No degree-granting authority from Spain (AACRAO evaluation).
Blackstone University   Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
Brantridge University Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Has ceased operations.
Breyer State University Alabama; Idaho No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Not a state-supported university as implied by the name.
Bridgewater University United Kingdom; Seychelles No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom or Seychelles.
Brighton University Missouri; Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed in HI on 12/31/2002.
Britain College of Management and Science United Kingdom No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom.
British American Business Institute   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Bronte International University Caribbean; Louisiana No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Formerly known as Trinity College and University.
Business and Computer University College Lebanon No degree-granting authority from Lebanon. May be branch of the unaccredited American University of Hawaii.
Buxton University United Kingdom No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom.
C & E American University Institute Lebanon No degree-granting authority from Lebanon.
Cal Southern University Houston, Texas; Niue No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Claims to be located in the Caribbean. Not to be confused with the legitimate University of Southern California.
Calamus International University British West Indies No degree-granting authority from any government in the British West Indies.
California Miramar University   Formerly Pacific Western University. See Pacific Western University.
California Pacific University California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
California University of Management and Sciences California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Cambridge International University South Africa No degree-granting authority from South Africa.
Cambridge State University Hawaii; Mississippi No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Not a state-supported university as implied by the name. Closed by HI court. HI assessed a $25,000 civil penalty. MS Commission on College Accreditation reports the institution is a "non-approved" entity.
Canbourne University United Kingdom No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom.
Canyon College Idaho No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Capital American University Liberia Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
Carrington University   Fictitious name used by the University Degree Program scam. See University Degree Program (1).
Center College of Executive & Professional Development India Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
Center of University Studies Graduate College   See Degree.com.
Center State University of Executive & Professional Development Liberia No degree-granting authority from Liberia. Not a state-supported university as implied by the name.
Central Pacific University Hawaii; Delaware; Dubai No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Has ceased operations in Hawaii but may still be active as a Delaware corporation owned from Dubai.
Central State University California; Canada No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. No degree-granting authority from Canada. Not a state-supported university as implied by the name.
Century University New Mexico No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
CETEC University Santo Domingo Closed. Disapproved by the California Medical Board for licensure or training on 5/19/83.
Chadwick University Alabama No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Chase University   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Chelsea University United Kingdom The Higher Education Governance and Health Professions Team Department for Education and Skills reports: "It has never been recognised as a university with UK degree awarding powers.
Christian Leadership University New York No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
CIFAS University Santo Domingo Closed. Disapproved by the California Medical Board for licensure or training on 11/16/84. Disapproved by the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana as of 10/18/1984.
City University of L.A. California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Clayton College of Natural Health Alabama No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Clayton University Hong Kong; Missouri; India; Nigeria No accreditation from a CB recognised accreditor. No degree-granting authority from China. It is not clear if this entity is a continuation of the unaccredited Missouri institution, but it claims to be. Claims to be affiliated with institutions in India, China, and Nigeria, but it has no degree-granting authority from those countries.
Clermont College of Business Montana No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Appears to be offshoot of Prescott College, closed by Hawaii.
College of Life Science Austin, Texas No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Offered Doctor of Natural Hygiene degrees by correspondence, declined to apply for a certificate of authority. On 8/15/1986, the institution and its owner, Mr. T. C. Fry, were permanently enjoined from violating Texas law.
College of Medical & Health Sciences St. Lucia  
Colony University Liberia Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
Colorado University of Naturopathic Medicine Spain; British Virgin Islands No degree-granting authority from Spain or the British Virgin Islands.
Columbia Commonwealth University Wyoming No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Columbia Pacific University California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by court order.
Columbia State University Louisiana No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by court order. Not a state-supported university as implied by the name.
Columbus University Louisiana; Mississippi No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by state action in Louisiana. MS Commission on College Accreditation reports the institution is a "non-approved" entity.
Commonwealth Open University Virgin Islands No degree-granting authority from any government in the Virgin Islands.
Communion of Saints Seminary Oregon No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Oregon reports this institution is operating illegally and its degrees are invalid for use in Oregon.
Concordia Ivy College Hawaii; Taiwan No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Concordia University Virgin Islands; Spain; Dominica; Liberia; Indonesia No degree-granting authority from Spain, Dominica; Liberia; Indonesia, or any government in the Virgin Islands. Not to be confused with the various legitimate institutions using the term "Concordia."
Continuing Career Institute Dallas, Texas This entity and Samuel Barnett Haynes, its director, were enjoined from violating TX law on 12/10/1981 by the TX AG. They issued 7 diplomas which counterfeited a legitimate Texas university's degrees.
Cosmopolitan Univ   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Formerly located in MO; current location unknown.
Cranston University Singapore; Nevada? No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Internet-based only.
Crown Church College & University   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Culture University Hawaii See University of Honolulu
Degree.com San Antonio, Texas; Florida; Mexico No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. No degree-granting authority from Mexico. DBA Monterrey Institute of Graduate Studies and as the Center for University Studies Graduate School.
Del Sur Christian College San Antonio, Texas See National Christian University.
Diamond Head University   See IOND University.
Donsbach University California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Dream Institute, The   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Dublin Metropolitan University Ireland No degree-granting authority from Ireland.
Earlscroft University United Kingdom, Commonwealth, Seychelles No degree-granting authority from The United Kingdom, and British Commonwealth government, or Seychelles.
Earthnet Institute Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed in Hawaii by court order in 2005.
East Point University   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Eastern Caribbean University Smithville, Texas; St. Kitts No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. St. Kitts location consisted of a post office box. Entity was run from a private residence in Texas. Offered degrees based on fictitious degree requirements and fictititous disciplines, most notably master's degrees were offered in "Classical Studies" which actually was the study of any "classic" TV or movies series such as "I Love Lucy" or the James Bond movies. Closed by action of the CB.
Eden University   See University of Honolulu.
Edenvale University Dallas, Texas No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. No contact information is given on this entity's website, one of the warning signs an entity may offer fraudulent or substandard degrees, but the entity returns inquiries to its website from Dallas, Texas, a violation of Texas law.
Edison University   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Not to be confused with the accredited Thomas Edison University in New Jersey.
Ellington University   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Esoteric Theological Seminary Granbury, Texas No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. AKA University of Esoterica.
Euclid University Belgium; Pakistan; Central African Republic; Chad No degree-granting authority from Belgium. Operates from Belgium, headquartered in Pakistan.
European College of Medicine United Kingdom Division of St Luke College of Medicine.
European Graduate School New York; Switzerland No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Holds Swiss canton approval, which is not recognized as a legitimizing factor by Swiss universities.
European University of Ireland Ireland No degree-granting authority from Ireland.
Fairfax University Louisiana; Montana; South Dakota; United Kingdom No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Fairmont International University   New name of Preston University. See Preston University.
Farington University   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Fort Young University Liberia No degree-granting authority from Liberia.
Foundation University The Netherlands No degree-granting authority from The Netherlands.
Frederick Taylor International University Hawaii; California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by court order.
Friends International Christian University Hawaii; California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by HI on 8/26/2002.
Glencullen University   Fictitious name used by the University Degree Program scam. See University Degree Program (1).
Glenford University Louisiana No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by state action.
Golden Pacific University Hawaii; California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by HI on 8/26/2002.
Golden State University Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Name changed to Honolulu University of the Arts Sciences & Humanities.
Greenleaf University Missouri No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Degrees banned for use in Sweden.
Greenwich University Hawaii; Norfolk Island; California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by Australian government.
Halifax University Wyoming No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Hamilton University Wyoming; Hawaii; The Bahamas No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Operated in HI as American State University. Relocated to WY as Hamilton University. Changed name to Richardson University.
Hampton Bay University Liberia Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
Hampton College Nevada No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Not to be confused with the legitimate Hampton University in Virginia.
Harrington University United Kingdom No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom. Closed by the British government. Fictitious name used by the University Degree Program scam. See University Degree Program (1).
Hartford University Vanatu No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Claims of Minnesota location are false. Apparently licensed on island of Vanatu in South Pacific.
Hartland University Liberia Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
Hartley University United Kingdom No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom.
Hawaii American University Hawaii; California; China No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by HI court order on 7/1/2002.
Hawaii College of Pharmacy Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Hawaii IOND University   See IOND University.
Heed University Wisconsin; Florida; Caribbean No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Holos University Missouri; Norfolk Island; South Dakota No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Honolulu University Hawaii See University of Honolulu.
Honolulu University of the Arts Sciences & Humanities Hawaii See Golden State University.
Honolulu USA   See University of Honolulu USA.
Illawarra College New Hampshire; Virginia; Australia No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. No degree-granting authority from New Hampshire, Virginia, or Australia.
Institute for Creative Process   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Institute for Human Dynamics   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Institute for Science in Mind   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Institute of Executive & Professional Development Liberia No degree-granting authority from Liberia.
Institute of New Media & Technology   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
InTech University Liberia Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
InterAmerican University New York; California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Not to be confused with the accredited InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico.
Intermountain Institute of Natural Health Idaho No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Is linked to the St. Luke School of Medicine operation.
International East-West University Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by HI court on 1/20/2004.
International Graduate Center Vermont; St. Croix, US Virgin Islands No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
International MBS Liberia No degree-granting authority from Liberia.
International Mid Pac College Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
International Organization for Nontraditional Distance Education   Longer version of the name of IOND University. See IOND University.
International TESOL College Mexico; Houston, Texas No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Located in Mexico, but claims to be located in Houston. Falsely claims to have approval from the state of Texas.
International Theological University California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
International University Missouri No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
International University for Graduate Studies New York; St. Kitts No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
International University of Professional Studies Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
IOND University Hawaii; Japan; Phillippines No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. AKA Diamond Head University. AKA Hawaii IOND University. Its website misleadingly claims the institution is "identical to U.S. Harvard University, the oldest university in America," a claim related only to its tax exempt status and not to educational quality. Claims to be approved by the Philippines, though that appears to consist of a claim of affiliation with some Philippine universities, which does not constitute approval to operate. Oregon reports the University of Lotz, Poland, denies it has an affiliation with this entity as claimed by IOND.
Irish International University Malaysia; Cambodia; Kenya; United Kingdom; Switzerland; Seborga; Ireland The Irish government has requested that Malaysia close this entity on grounds that it is neither Irish nor a university. Claims to be located in Ireland but has no degree-granting authority from Ireland. Claims to be accredited by the Old Principality of Seborga, which has not demonstrated it has authority to issue degree-granting. Oregon reports that this entity has received a business license from a Swiss canton, which does not denote approval of the entity as a provider of degrees in Switzerland. Also offers degrees from sites in Cambodia, Kenya, and the United Kingdom.
Irish University Business School Ireland No degree-granting authority from Ireland.
James Cook Medical School San Antonio, Texas; Cook Islands No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Approved by the Cook Islands in 1999, but approval was removed in 2004.
James Monroe University Liberia, operated from Washington, Idaho and Arizona. Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
John Thomas Missouri No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Kalinga University India No degree-granting authority in India. Not to be confused with the legitimate Kalinga of the Phillippines.
Kennedy-Western University California; Wyoming No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Name changing to Warren National University.
Kensington University Hawaii, California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by court order.
Kent College Louisiana No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Kingdom College of Natural Health Louisiana; Wyoming; Guam; Russia No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Kingsfield University   Fictitious name used by the University Degree Program scam. See University Degree Program (1).
Knightsbridge University Denmark No degree-granting authority in Denmark.
LaCrosse University Mississippi; Louisiana No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by LA Board of Regents for failure to gain accreditation. Moved to MS. MS Commission on College Accreditation reports the institution is a "non-approved" entity.
Lamberhurst University United Kingdom No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom.
Lambert University Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Formerly Newport Asia Pacific University.
Landsfield University Seychelles No degree-granting authority from Seychelles.
LaSalle University Louisiana No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed. Not to be confused with the legitimate LaSalle University in Pennsylvania.
Laureate University United Kingdom?; Canada? No degree-granting authority from any government. Not to be confused with Laureate Education, Inc., which operates the regionally accredited Walden University.
Leibniz New Mexico; Italy No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Leugenia University South Carolina No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. No degree-granting authority from South Carolina.
Lexington University online; Nevada? No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Lincoln International University, Inc. Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by court order.
Lincoln University New Mexico; Italy No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Logos Bible College Fort Worth, El Paso, Texas; Florida No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Offered degrees without a certificate of authority.
London College of Technology United Kingdom No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom.
Madison University Mississippi No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. MS Commission on College Accreditation reports the institution is a "non-approved" entity.
Manhattan University Hawaii; British Columbia No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed in HI by court order.
Marlborough University Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Medical College of London United Kingdom; Montserrat No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom. Montserrat approval invalid without UK approval.
Medical University of the Americas Belize Oregon reports this entity does not meet its standards for foreign degrees.
Midwest Missouri University Missouri No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Does not exist as a degree-granting entity under Missouri law.
Midwestern University Missouri No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Not to be confused with the legitimate Midwestern University in Illinois or Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Missouri.
Miranda International University Tennesee, Washington, Seborga (Italy) Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
Monterrey Institute of Graduate Studies San Antonio, Texas See Degree.com.
Monticello University Kansas; Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed in HI by court order.
Myers College Online   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Claims to be located in the United States, but its website lists no location. Claims accreditation with the unrecognized International Distance Learning Accrediting Association and the unrecognized The Regional Education Accreditation Commission. Not to be confused with the legitimate Myers University, Cleveland OH.
Nation State University   Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
Nation University Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by court order.
National Christian University San Antonio, Dallas, Arlington, Garland, Texas No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Assessed administrative penalties for violation of TX law.
National University of America Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by HI court on 1/3/2004.
New Manhattan University   Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
Newport Asia Pacific University   Renamed Lambert University. See Lambert University.
Newport University Hawaii; Lebanon No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Newton University British Columbia; Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by court order.
Nobel University South Korea No degree-granting authority from South Korea.
North United University   Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
Northwestern International University, Ltd. Cyprus; Denmark No degree-granting authority from Cyprus or Denmark.
Novus University Mississippi No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. MS Commission on College Accreditation reports the institution is a "non-approved" entity.
Oaklands University United Kingdom No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom. Contact is in the United Kingdom; other locations are unknown.
Open University of America Puerto Rico No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Open University of Lincoln Nebraska No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Fictitious entity.
Oxford International University United Kingdom No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom. Not to be confused with the legitimate Oxford University in England.
Pacific Basin University School of Medicine El Paso, Texas; New Mexico; Mexico No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Offers courses in Juarez, Mexico & has PO Box in NM. Claims to be approved to operate a medical school in Micronesia, however it has no presence in that country.
Pacific Coast University California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Pacific Southern University Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by court order.
Pacific Western University Hawaii; China; Hong Kong No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. AKA PacWest International University. AKA American Pac-West International University. It is unclear if this entity is connected to the California entity with the same name.
Pacific Western University California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. It is unclear if this entity is connected to the Hawaii, China, & Hong Kong entity with the same name.
Pacific Yale Univesity Hawaii; California; South Korea No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. AKA Pylon University.
Panama Canal University   Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
PanAmerican University Liberia No degree-granting authority from Liberia.
Paramount University of Technology Wyoming No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Parkwood University   Fictitious name used by the University Degree Program scam. See University Degree Program (1).
Pebble Hills University Italy; Australia Claimed degree-granting authority from subnational entities (Seborga in Italy & Hutt River Province in Australia) is not recognized as legitimate legal authorization.
Personal Therapy Institute   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Pickering University Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by court order.
Port Rhode University   Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
Prescott College of Business and Leadership Studies Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed in HI by court order.
Preston University Alabama; Wyoming; Pakistan; Dubai; The Netherlands No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. DBA, or connected with, Universiteit Preston Russel Hobbes in the Netherlands. No degree-granting authority from The Netherlands. Name changed to Fairmont International University.
Prixo Southern University   See Trinity Southern University.
Pylon University   See Pacific Yale University.
Randford University District of Columbia No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Claims accreditation from the unrecognized National College Accreditation Council. Oregon reports an institution by this name with locations in Florida and Virginia, which may be the same institution.
Redding University United States? No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Awards entire degrees based on life experience & claims accreditation from an unrecognized body.
Richardson University   AKA Hamilton University. See Hamilton University.
Robert Kennedy University Switzerland No longer issues degrees under its own name. Holds Swiss canton approval, which is not recognized as a legitimizing factor by Swiss universities.
Robert de Sorbon Maine; Florida; France; Switzerland; Comoro Islands No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. No degree-granting authority from France, Switzerland, or the Comoro Islands. AKA several similar names including "U Francophone" and "Ecole Superior"
Robertstown University   Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
Rochelle University   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. 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.
Rochville University   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Rocklands University Probably United Kingdom but operator may be in US No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom.
Romano Byzantine Minnesota; Virginia No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Appears to be reincarnation of the fraudulent Notre Dame de Lafayette.
Rushmore University Cayman Islands; Georgia No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. The Cayman Islands has no equivalent to US accreditation.
Rutherford University Wyoming No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Formerly Stratford International University.
Sacramento Regent University California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. No degree-granting authority from California.
Saint Augustin University Florida No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
San Francisco International University Hawaii; California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by HI court on 11/9/2006. No degree-granting authority from California.
Scarsdale University California; United Kingdom No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. No degree-granting authority from California or from the UK.
Shaftsbury University   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Shelbourne University Pennsylvania No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Shepperton University   Fictitious name used by the University Degree Program scam. See University Degree Program (1).
Solsbury University Ontario 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."
South Atlantic University   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
South Pacific University Hawaii; California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by HI court on7/24/2002.
Southern California Polytechnic University Hawaii; California; Nevada; China No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. In Nevada, AKA Southwest International University. AKA Trinity College of Science and Mangement of Soutwest International University.
Southern Graduate Institute Kentucky No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Naturopathy school connected to St. Luke School of Medicine. See St. Luke School of Medicine.
Southern Pacific University Malaysia; Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed in HI by court order. Apparently now operating in Malaysia.
Southwest International University New York No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Southwest International University Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by HI court on 10/26/2005.
Southwest International University, Nevada   See Southern California Polytecnic University.
Spartan Health Sciences University, School of Medicine El Paso, Texas; New Mexico; Mexico; St. Lucia No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. On 12/4/1986, enjoined from violating Texas law & assessed $6,000 in attorney’s fees. On 8/28/1997, cited for contempt of court & paid fines of $10,000 & attorney’s fees of $10,000. AKA Spartan University of Health Sciences. AKA St. Lucia Health Sciences University. Disapproved by the California Medical Board for licensure or training 06-13-85. Disapproved by the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana as of 10/18/1984.
Spartan University of Health Sciences   See Spartan Health Sciences University.
St. Augustine School of Medical Assistants Georgia No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Internet-based only.
St. Augustine University   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
St. Christopher's College of Medicine Senegal; United Kingdom Suspended by the British medical licensing authority in November 2005.
St. Clements University Australia; Turks & Caicos Islands; Niue; Botswana, Ghana, Namibia, Uganda, Zambia No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Claimed accreditation from the unrecognized World Association of Universities and Colleges. AKA Australian Tertiary Education Services Pty Ltd. Claimed its main office was in Adelaide, Australia until it was contacted by the South Australian Accreditation and Registration Council. No degree-granting authority from Australia.
St. George University International, School of Veterinary Medicine St. Kitts  
St. John's University College of Medicine Montserrat Closed by court order.
St. Lourdes University   Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
St. Lucia College of Medicine St. Lucia Closed by St. Lucia after only 6 months of operations.
St. Lucia Health Sciences University   See Spartan Health Sciences University.
St. Luke School of Medicine California; Kentucky; Ghana; Liberia No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Claimed authority to operate from Liberia and Ghana. Disowned by Liberian government in 2005. DBA, or connected with, Southern Medical Institute, KY.
St. Mary's College of Medicine Hawaii See St. Mary's School of Medicine.
St. Mary's School of Medicine El Paso, Texas; Hawaii; Cook Islands No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Operated in various locations in the United States. Incorporated in the Cook Islands. Closed in HI by court order.
St. Mary's School of Medicine of the South Pacific   DBA St. Mary's School of Medicine. See St. Mary's School of Medicine.
St. Matthew's University Florida; New York; Maine; Grand Cayman No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Headquartered in Florida & has locations in Florida, New York, Maine, & Grand Cayman. Disapproved by the California Medical Board for licensure or training on 2/18/05. Disapproved by the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana as of 12/05/2002.
St. Regis University Washington; Idaho; Dominica; Liberia; Washington D.C. No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Sold degrees and high school diplomas through the Internet. Primary location in WA; other locations in ID & AZ. Principals indicted for violations of federal law.
St. Renoir University   Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
St. Thomas Institute India Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
Standford University Dallas, Texas; Florida No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Claims to be located in Dallas, but address information is fraudulent. Not to be confused with the legitimate Stanford University in California.
Stanley State University   Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
Stanton University Round Mountain, Marble Falls, Texas; Hawaii; Louisiana; Missouri; South Dakota No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. This entity's mail drop in Hawaii closed by court order. Incorporated in MO, LA, SD, & HI.
Stefan International University, Inc. California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Stensan International Univ California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Strassford University United Kingdom No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom. Lists London telephone number & fraudulent London address; actual location is unknown.
Success Seminary Oregon No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Oregon reports this institution is operating illegally and its degrees are invalid for use in Oregon.
Suffield University Connecticut No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Operating illegally in Connecticut.
Summerset University United Kingdom Appears to be a new version of the "University Degree Program." See University Degree Program (1) & (2). No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom.
Summit University   See Summit University of Louisiana.
Summit University of Louisiana Austin, Texas; Louisiana No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Located a recruiting center, run by one of its many "provosts," in Austin without authority.
Synergystics New York No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. May be connected to the St. Regis University scam.
Tecana International Universita   No degree-granting authority from any government.
Templeton University Singapore; Nevada? No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. No degree-granting authority from Singapore. Internet-based only.
Texas Christian Bible University Crowley, Texas No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Internet-based entity offering degrees for life experience in whatever subject desired for a "donation" of $200. Closed by action of the CB.
Thomas Jefferson University   AKA Montecello University. See Montecello University.
Thornewood University   Fictitious name used by the University Degree Program scam. See University Degree Program (1).
Thornhill University United Kingdom No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom.
Trident University of Technology Singapore No degree-granting authority from Singapore. Denied approval by Wisconsin. Falsely claimed to be legally authorized by New Jersey.
Trinity College and University South Dakota No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. May have moved to Canada or Caribbean. Note that many institutions, some legitimate, use the term "Trinity" as part of their name.
Trinity College of Natural Health Indiana No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Awards Doctor of Naturopathy for correspondence courses.
Trinity College of Science & Management of Southwest International University   See Southern California Polytechnic University.
Trinity Southern University Dallas, Frisco, Texas; Florida No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Internet operation of Craig Barton Poe and Alton Scott Poe which sold fraudulent degrees. Most noted for selling an MBA to Colby, a cat owned by a PA Assistant Attorney General investigating other activities of the Poes. Purchasers would order and pay for a degree and the brothers would issue fraudulent diplomas and transcripts containing coursework alleged to have been taken by the purchaser, but which had not. The entity also operated a Spanish language version of the operation under the name "Prixo Southern University" which claimed to be in Miami, FL. The Poes changed the name of the entity to "Wesleyan International University" just prior to the operation being closed down by the TX Attorney General. On March 17, 2005, the Poes were permanently enjoined from violating state law. Craig Poe was assessed attorney’s fees and other expenses of $16,000 and Alton Poe was assessed administrative penalties of $100,000.
United Pacific University Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
United States Open University Hawaii; California; South Dakota No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by HI court order on 3/25/2004.
Universidad Eugenio Maria de Hostos (UNIREMHOS) Dominican Republic Disapproved by the California Medical Board for licensure or training on 11/1/96.
Universidad Federico Henriquez y Carvajal Dominican Republic Disapproved by the California Medical Board for licensure or training on 7/31/98.
Universiteit Russell Hobbes The Netherlands? No degree-granting authority from the Netherlands. AKA Universiteit Preston Russel Hobbes. DBA, or connected with, Preston University. See Preston University.
University of Honolulu Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by court order.
University College for Advanced Studies India Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
University de la Romande United Kingdom No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom. Appears to be closed.
University Degree Program (1) Romania; Israel; Cyprus; Ireland; United Kingdom; United States Internet scam that offered "prestigious, unaccredited degrees" via Internet spam. Degree holders purchased the degree, transcript with courses they had never taken, & could add honors for a greater p
University Degree Program (2)   Mimics scam of University Degree Program (1) by offering degrees via Internet spam. Telephone number located in WA, but no presence in that state.
University for Integrative Learning California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
University of Advanced Research California; Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Hawaii operation has been closed by court order.
University of Berkley Pennsylvania No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
University of Central Europe Mississippi No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. MS Commission on College Accreditation reports the institution is a "non-approved" entity.
University of Devonshire United Kingdom No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom.
University of Doncaster United Kingdom No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom.
University of Dorchester   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
University of Dunham   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
University of East-West Alternative Medicine Hawaii; South Korea No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by HI court order on 12/9/2003.
University of Ecoforum for Peace Hawaii; Switzerland; Belgium No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Holds Swiss canton approval, which is not recognized as a legitimizing factor by Swiss universities.
University of Esoterica   See Esoteric Theological Seminary.
University of Health Science Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
University of Health Sciences Antigua Antigua Disapproved by the California Medical Board for licensure or training on 7/28/98. Disapproved by the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana as of 12/05/2002.
University of Honolulu Hawaii; China No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by HI court order on 3/31/2003. AKA Culture University, closed by HI court order on 4/9/2003. AKA Eden University, closed by HI court order on 3/18/2003.
University of Honolulu USA Houston, Texas; Utah; Thailand; Pakistan No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Office appears to be located in Utah. No link to Hawaii.
University of Natural Medicine New Mexico No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
University of New Castle Oregon; Ireland; south Pacific islands No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. AKA University of Newcastle. Oregon reports this institution is operating illegally and its degrees are invalid for use in Oregon.
University of Northern Washington British Columbia?; Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by court order.
University of NorthWest Wyoming; Louisiana; Pakistan; India; New Jersey No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
University of Palmers Green   No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom. Closed by the British government. Fictitious name used by the University Degree Program scam. See University Degree Program (1).
University of Ravenhurst   Fictitious name used by the University Degree Program scam. See University Degree Program (1).
University of San Moritz United Kingdom; Cyprus No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom.
University of Santa Barbara California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Not to be confused with the legitimate University of California-Santa Barbara.
University of the Holy Land Israel; Oregon? No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Not recognized as a university by Israeli higher education office. No degree-granting authority from Oregon.
University of Wexford United Kingdom No degree-granting authority from the United Kingdom. Closed by the British government.
USA International University Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by HI court order.
UTESA University Santo Domingo Disapproved by the California Medical Board for licensure or training on 7/13/85; reaffirmed 2/7/97.
Valde University Illinois No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Van Ives University   Fictitious name used by the St. Regis University scam. See St. Regis University.
Vancouver University Worldwide British Columbia No degree-granting authority from British Columbia.
Vernell University   No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Warnborough University Canyon, Texas; United Kingdom; Ireland See Adjunct College. No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Also has operated in Washington, the United Kingdom, Ireland, & Washington DC. Claims to be a consortium of institutions with authority derived from those institutions, though the member institutions have no degree authority & claim theirs from Warnborough.
Washington American Open University Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed by HI court order on 12/31/2004.
Washington International University Pennsylvania; British Virgin Islands; Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. British Virgin Islands does not have postsecondary oversight capability. The Pennsylvania Department of Education reports this entity is operating illegally in that state.
Washington School of Theology Oregon No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Oregon reports this institution is operating illegally and its degrees are invalid for use in Oregon.
Wesleyan International University   See Trinity Southern University.
West Clayton University   Fictitious name used by the Belford University scam. See Belford University.
West Coast University Panama; Australia; United Kingdom Linked to the fraudlent accreditor that is part of the St. Regis University scam.
Westbourne University   Fictitious name used by the University Degree Program scam. See University Degree Program (1).
Westbrook University New Mexico; New York; California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Western States University Austin, Texas No degree-granting authority from the CB & no accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. May be related to Western States University of Professional Studies, Doniphan, MO.
Western States University for Professional Studies Missouri No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor.
Westhampton University   Fictitious name used by the University Degree Program scam. See University Degree Program (1).
Westmore University Singapore No degree-granting authority from Singapore. Also DBA Westmore College.
Wilson State University, Inc. Hawaii; New Jersey No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed.
Wittfield University Hawaii No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. Closed.
World Information Distributed University Russia; Belgium; Switzerland No degree-granting authority from Russia, Belgium, or Switzerland.
World University Santo Domingo Closed. Disapproved by the California Medical Board for licensure or training on 12/1/89.
YUIN/American University Hawaii; California No accreditation from a CB recognized accreditor. School operated from CA.












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