The 2011 Annual Accredibase Report of diploma and accreditation mill activity has revealed an astounding 48% increase worldwide in the number of known diploma and accreditation mills in the past year alone. As the Internet is the primary home for these bogus education and accreditation providers, little action is taken to stop them from helping unscrupulous candidates deceive unsuspecting employers. The Accredibase Report examines the current status of the diploma mill situation and considers what can be done to protect the public and businesses.
U.S - The King of Diploma Mills
According to the 2011 report, the U.S. remains the world's fake college capital. This year has seen a 20% increase in known diploma mills in the US, with the number rising from 810 to 1,008. While more than 40% percent of the diploma mills operate in California, Hawaii, Washington and Florida, the Report reveals that District of Columbia has seen the sharpest increase among US states with 74%, rising from 19 to 33 mills over the past year. High school diploma mills are of particular concern in the United States and appear to be a growing segment in this unscrupulous market as well.
To view or download the Report, visit www.accredibase.com/report.