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This is a list of colleges, seminaries, and universities that do not have educational accreditation. In many countries, accreditation is defined as a governmental designation.

Degrees or other qualifications from unaccredited institutions may not be accepted by civil service or other employers. Some unaccredited institutions have formal legal authorization to enroll students or issue degrees, but in some jurisdictions (notably including the United States) legal authorization to operate is not the same as educational accreditation.[1][2]

Institutions that appear on this list are those that have granted post-secondary academic degrees or advertised the granting of such degrees, but which are listed as unaccredited by a reliable source. An institution may not maintain accreditation for one of several reasons. A new institution may not yet have attained accreditation, while a long-established institution may have lost accreditation due to financial difficulties or other factors. Some unaccredited institutions are fraudulent diploma mills.[3] Other institutions (for example, some Bible colleges and seminaries) choose not to participate in the accreditation process because they view it as an infringement of their religious, academic, or political freedom.[4] Some government jurisdictions exempt religious institutions from accreditation or other forms of government oversight.[5] Still other institutions are not required to have accreditation.

Some of the institutions on this list are no longer in operation. Several unaccredited universities have names that are similar to those of accredited institutions, and thus some persons may be misled into thinking that an entity is an accredited university. It should be noted that accreditation is date-related: In the United States, colleges and universities are typically not fully accredited until several years after they open. Also, in the United States, many colleges and universities existed prior to the development of the modern accreditation system.[6]


























See also


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  4. ^ An example of a school that has historically refused to participate in an accreditation process is Pensacola Christian College. The Chronicle of Higher Education reported (in Bartlett, Thomas, "A College That's Strictly Different," March 24, 2006): "Pensacola has shown no interest in outside approval of any kind. Nor does it advertise its unaccredited status. A search of the Web site turns up no mention of accreditation. It is not mentioned in the college's viewbook either, which dedicates four pages to sports activities and two to campus facilities. It is mentioned, in small print, on the inside flap of the course catalog: 'Pensacola Christian College has never made application for regional accreditation as the College believes it would jeopardize the College's philosophical distinctives.' The catalog goes on to say that getting other colleges to accept Pensacola's credits 'has seldom been an insurmountable problem.'"
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  82. ^ "Charis Bible College Frequently Asked Questions". Retrieved 2013-05-09. 
  83. ^ "Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary Online Courses". 
  84. ^ Christ for the Nations Institute website: Accreditation (accessed March 21, 2008): "Board of Directors of Christ For The Nations has determined to withdraw from pursuing accreditation with the Association for Biblical Higher Education … CFNI holds accreditation with the International Christian Accrediting Association (ICAA) … ICAA is not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education."
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  89. ^ a b c Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation, Entities Not Approved to Operate in Mississippi (accessed March 26, 2012)
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  93. ^ a b "Universitas quaderni" (PDF) (in Italian). Cimea. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  94. ^ Notice Regarding Accreditation, Cranmer Theological House website, accessed April 18, 2009, states: "CTH is not formally accredited by any secular organization."
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  98. ^ "Universidad Cumbres reconoce haber incluido carreras de pregrado 'que jamás se van a impartir'", by Jonathan Flores, Biobio Radio, April 28, 2012 (in Spanish).
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  114. ^ Ian Rollins, Sheriff: Degree didn’t aid Burright, Albany (Oregon) Democrat-Herald, May 5, 2006
  115. ^ a b Jennifer Gollan (January 14, 2012). "California Leads Nation in Unaccredited Schools, and Enforcement Is Lax". New York Times. 
  116. ^ International Commission on Academic Accreditation, Inc, Freedom Bible College and Seminary, 2012
  117. ^ Friends Int’l Christian University Accreditation Statement, Retrieved 21 Oct 2007
  118. ^ "About Us". Frontier Christian University. Retrieved September 5, 2012. FCU has elected not to pursue an accredited status with any agency affiliated with the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). FCU is not pursuing such recognition for two main reasons. First, we wish to continue having local ministers teach Bible classes and raise up new Christian leaders as the great commission commands. Second, we want to keep the cost of tuition affordable so that more students have the opportunity to study at FCU and remain free from school debt. Accreditation by a recognized agency would mean that we would have to abandon these priorities. 
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  127. ^ ""Headway University", another fake university". Consuer Watchdog. 
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  131. ^ "Apart from the Hubbard College of Administration International, an unaccredited post-secondary school, only students taught in a number..."Dawar, Anil (19 May 2008). "Will Smith funds school teaching Scientology creator's study method". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
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  137. ^ Ashcraft, Chris (2010). "Fighting the Dragon" (PDF). Journal of Creation. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  138. ^ "ICR concedes defeat over its graduate school". National Center for Science Education. September 1, 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-02. The ICR explains, 'Due to the nature of ICR's School of Biblical Apologetics — a predominantly religious education school — it is exempt from licensing by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Likewise, ICR's School of Biblical Apologetics is legally exempt from being required to be accredited by any secular or ecumenical or other type of accrediting association.' 
  139. ^ "Degree Mills: non-accredited and irregular higher education institutions" by Luca Lantero, CIMEA – Italian Enic/Naric centre
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  143. ^ "Interfaith Seminary home page". Retrieved 15 May 2010. As a religious Seminary the Interfaith Seminary is not accredited by an [sic] government agency. 
  144. ^ Website states, “Accredited by the world's largest non-Governmental accrediting agency.”[6], Retrieved 21 Oct 2007
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  148. ^ Steve Rock, Unaccredited school in Grandview offers degrees of uncertainty, The Kansas City Star, July 14, 2007
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  153. ^ Duped by rogue college, The Sunday Star (Malaysia), August 23, 2009
  154. ^ Nigel Morris (2008), Investigating the bogus education scam, BBC News,
  155. ^ Varsity: We’re no degree mill, Malay Mail, September 9, 2010
  156. ^ a b "Diploma Mills Represent Security Threat to United States". Paula Zahn Now. CNN. December 15, 2005. 
  157. ^ "Course Catalog, 2012–2013" (PDF). Jackson Hole Bible College. 2013. p. 4. Retrieved 2013-03-04. It is not our purpose or desire to be accredited 
  158. ^ Accreditation Process, Kansas City College and Bible School, 2012
  159. ^ State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Civil Enforcement Lawsuits: Kensington University
  160. ^ Ron Matus, P.S.: Your M.A. or Ph.D. may be B.S., St. Petersburg (Florida) Times, December 6, 2007. In 2004, Florida State Rep. Jennifer Carroll removed a reference to a Kensington master's degree from the House website after a news reporter asked about it. In 2007 she told another reporter that she had spent more than $20,000 and "countless hours of research" on the degree, "only to find out that the institution lied about being accredited."
  161. ^ "Was your degree program accredited?". Kepler College. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-10. Not by federally recognized accrediting agencies. Kepler College was authorized by the Higher Education Coordinating Board of Washington to grant AA, BA and MA degrees from March 9, 2000 through March 9, 2010, with an extension through to March 9, 2012 to complete a teach-out of current students. Although this type of authorization is called "accreditation" in some States (for example, Connecticut), this is not the same as national or regional accreditation recognized by the Federal government. 
  162. ^ "Kepler's History". Kepler College. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-10. In 2010, economic realities prevented Kepler from completing its push for accreditation 
  163. ^ "Accreditation Policy". Kingston University. Retrieved 16 June 2016. Kingston University Is not accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education. 
  164. ^ a b "Frequently Asked Questions". Kingsway Bible University. Retrieved 2013-03-05. Q. Do you have accreditation? A. Yes. We are members of the International Association of Bible Colleges and Seminaries 
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  168. ^ Michael Horsnell, McKenna sues over claim he bought PhD, The Times, 11 July 2006.
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  170. ^ Sean Coughlan, College trading standards probe, BBC News, 8 June 2004.
  171. ^ "Louisiana Baptist University & Theological Seminary". Louisiana Baptist University & Theological Seminary. 
  172. ^ Dr. Jihad: The crusading life of Islam ‘expert’ Robert Morey (page 1) Orange County Weekly March 2, 2006
  173. ^ Madison University's website states (on the page "Accreditation & Recognition") that the school is "fully accredited" by the World Association of Universities and Colleges. However, WAUC is not a recognized accreditation agency.
  174. ^ "Is Mcford University a Degree Mill?". 
  175. ^ BBC News, 'Fake doctor factory' awards degrees, 26 November 2000.
  176. ^ "Midtown University Distance Learning Accreditation Report". 
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  179. ^ College's Ex-President Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Washington Post, May 2, 2006
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  181. ^ List of Independent Baptist Bible Colleges, Retrieved 26 Oct 2007
  182. ^ Melanie Swan (November 27, 2012). "Education ministry warns UAE students of unaccredited online degrees". The National. Abu Dhabi. 
  183. ^ "Must University Distance Learning Accreditation Report". Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  184. ^ "BBB Business Review: Must University". Better Business Bureau. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  185. ^ "New Age International University: Exclusive Agreement with IERD". New Age International University. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 
  186. ^ Website states: "Although NTBI is not accredited, a number of Christian colleges and universities accept our credits." (New Tribes Bible Institute website, Retrieved 21 Oct 2007)
  187. ^ Website states: "We are an unaccredited institution exempt from state regulation because of the religious nature of our programs." (TNARS website, Retrieved 1 Dec 2009)
  188. ^ "Authorities in Texas and Oregon have already declared law degrees from Novus invalid, and Touro is asking a judge to declare the school a diploma mill." "Novus University Law School turning out 'sham' degrees". New York Post. Retrieved 2013-10-13.  Novus states that the American Bar Association is responsible for law school accreditation and notes: "NOVUS UNIVERSITY/NOVUS LAW SCHOOL IS NOT ACCREDITED BY THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION.""Novus University Law School Terms of Use". Novus University Law School. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
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  190. ^ "Former Student Kills 7 in Shooting at California College". Chronicle of Higher Education. April 2, 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-08. 
  191. ^ History, Oval Bible College
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  194. ^ PBU website (Accessed June 23, 2007)
  195. ^ Nowhere identified as accredited. Promotional item on page 7 of Bible Believer's Bulletin, Vol. 31 No. 6, June 2007, a newsletter published by PBI head Peter Ruckman states, "Some hidden nuggets from the King James that you are not going to be taught in any accredited school," indicating Ruckman's attitude toward educational accreditation.
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  197. ^ "Le politiche di contrasto" (PDF) (in Italian). Cimea. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  198. ^ "Bocciatura per l'ISSEA, che vede l'università sempre più a distanza" (in Italian). Switzerland: Ticinonline. March 1, 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
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  200. ^ Kara Hansen, West Linn mayor’s education questioned, The Lake Oswego Review, March 11, 2010. "Redding University doesn’t offer classes but instead bases degrees on credits awarded for courses taken elsewhere and for life and work experience."
  201. ^ Former Oregon mayor pleads guilty to election violation,, May 11, 2010
  202. ^ 'I'm a celebrity, get me an honorary degree!', The Guardian, July 6, 2006
  203. ^ Erica L. Green, School official resigns amid Sun investigation into his college degrees, Baltimore Sun, April 28, 2011. A Baltimore city school official claimed to have received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Rocklands University in 1998. Article states that the school "has no current website" and that "a search of Internet archives yielded a website with no description of when the university operated or who operated it, nor any information on how to enroll or obtain a degree." George Gollin is quoted as saying: "If Rocklands was a legitimate school at some point, or went belly up, I would expect some news story that said Rocklands went belly-up."
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  208. ^ Unaccredited Post-Secondary Educational Institutions, State of Maine Department of Education, November 26, 2006
  209. ^ Urgent Disclaimer on the illegal establishment and recognition of higher education institutions in the Republic of Liberia The Embassy of Liberia, 2004.
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