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degree mill

noun

diploma mill

noun
1.
an organization claiming to be an institution of higher learning but existing for profit only and granting degrees without demanding proper qualifications of the recipients.
2.
a college or university having such a large number of students that none receives individual attention from the teachers.
Also called degree mill.
Origin of diploma mill
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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