diploma mill


Definition of diploma mill

: a usually unregulated institution of higher education granting degrees with few or no academic requirements

Examples of diploma mill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even though the Chronicle is the journalistic equivalent of a diploma mill, the story was picked up by the Conservative Party and all its downstream social media partners. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Oct. 2019 In the last decade much has been written about diploma mills: schools that teach nothing, yet graduate their students, many of whom just happen to be elite athletes. Pete Thamel, SI.com, 22 June 2016

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First Known Use of diploma mill

1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Diploma mill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diploma%20mill. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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