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.
a college or university having such a large number of students that none receives individual attention from the teachers.
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Origin of diploma mill
First recorded in 1925–30
Also called degree mill.
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