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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
1925-1930
1925-30
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