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    Axact universities

    People who follow this site with any regularity have heard of the big degree mill scandal that has the Axact corporation at it's center. I stumbled over a list of the fake universities that Axact has been using and so I thought I'd list them. I don't know that this is a comprehensive list. Also, there are a number of fake high schools that I've not listed. I can do that if there's interest.

    Adamsville University, Al Arab University, Al Khaleej University, Al Khalifa American University, Alpine University, American Gulf University, American Mideast University, Anchor Point University, Arab Continental University, Arab Womens University, Ashbery University, Accredited Degrees Pro, Ashley University, Bakerville University, Barkley University, Baycity University, Bay View University, Baytown University, Belltown University, Branton University, Brooklyn Park University, Brooksville University, Cambell State University, Camp Lake University, Chapel University, Columbiana University, Creek View University, Crestford University, Fast Online University, Fort Jones University, Galewood University, Gibson University, Glenford University, Grant Town University, GreenLake University, Grendal University, Hadley University, Hansford University, Harvey University, Headway University, Hill University, James Adam University, James Harding University, Johnstown University, Kennedy University, Kingsbridge University, Kings Lake University, Laurus University, Madison Hills University, Mayfield University, McFord University, McGraw University, McKinley University, Midtown University, Mount Lincoln University, Nelson Bay University, Nicholson University, Nixon University, Northern Port University, Northway University, Olford Walters University, Panworld University, Paramount California University, Parkfield University, Payne Springs University, Pine Hill University, Pittsford University, Port Jefferson University, Queen City University, Queens Bay University, Ray University, Redding University, Riverwood University, Rochville University, Roseville Community College, Thompson University, WalesBridge University, Walford University, Western Advanced Central University, Western Valley Central University, Westland University, Wilburton University, Wiley University, Wilford University, Willington University, Windham University, Woodbridge University, Woodfield University, Woodrow University
    (list taken from NY Times 05-17-15)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    People who follow this site with any regularity have heard of the big degree mill scandal that has the Axact corporation at it's center. I stumbled over a list of the fake universities that Axact has been using and so I thought I'd list them. I don't know that this is a comprehensive list. Also, there are a number of fake high schools that I've not listed. I can do that if there's interest.

    Adamsville University, Al Arab University, Al Khaleej University, Al Khalifa American University, Alpine University, American Gulf University, American Mideast University, Anchor Point University, Arab Continental University, Arab Womens University, Ashbery University, Accredited Degrees Pro, Ashley University, Bakerville University, Barkley University, Baycity University, Bay View University, Baytown University, Belltown University, Branton University, Brooklyn Park University, Brooksville University, Cambell State University, Camp Lake University, Chapel University, Columbiana University, Creek View University, Crestford University, Fast Online University, Fort Jones University, Galewood University, Gibson University, Glenford University, Grant Town University, GreenLake University, Grendal University, Hadley University, Hansford University, Harvey University, Headway University, Hill University, James Adam University, James Harding University, Johnstown University, Kennedy University, Kingsbridge University, Kings Lake University, Laurus University, Madison Hills University, Mayfield University, McFord University, McGraw University, McKinley University, Midtown University, Mount Lincoln University, Nelson Bay University, Nicholson University, Nixon University, Northern Port University, Northway University, Olford Walters University, Panworld University, Paramount California University, Parkfield University, Payne Springs University, Pine Hill University, Pittsford University, Port Jefferson University, Queen City University, Queens Bay University, Ray University, Redding University, Riverwood University, Rochville University, Roseville Community College, Thompson University, WalesBridge University, Walford University, Western Advanced Central University, Western Valley Central University, Westland University, Wilburton University, Wiley University, Wilford University, Willington University, Windham University, Woodbridge University, Woodfield University, Woodrow University
    (list taken from NY Times 05-17-15)
    This is the best in the list: Fast Online University

    It's the most truthful and "accurate" in the bunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by novadar View Post
    This is the best in the list: Fast Online University

    It's the most truthful and "accurate" in the bunch.
    Well, except for the "University" part....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFoerster View Post
    Well, except for the "University" part....
    You do make a good point.
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    Here's what I have,

    Acrates University Adams University Adams Ville University Al Arab University Al Hareer Institute Al Khaleej University Al Khalifa American University Al Nasr University Alpine University American College of Management American Gulf University American Mideast University, American University (College) Anchor Point University, Anne Sullivan University Arab Continental University Arab International University, Arab Women University, Arizona International University, Ashbery University Asherton University Ashley University Ashwood University Atlantic International University AUS Academy Bakerville University Barkley University, Bay City University, Bay Town University, Bedford University Belford University Belize Central University Bellington University Belltown University Birmingham International University, Bonneville University
    Boston University (bostonuni dot us) Brampton International University, Branston University Branton University Brisley University British University of London Brockton University, Brookdell University Brooklyn Park University California Port University California Town University Cambell State Cambridge Academy for Higher Education in London Camp Lake University Central City University
    Central Western University, Chamon Institute, Chapel University, Colton University, Columbiana University, Corllins University, Cosmopolitan International University, Creek View University, Crestford University, Crown University, Deltown University, Delward University, Denver University of America, Drumount University, Edgebrook University, Edmonton University (edmontonuniversity dot org), Ester University, Fargo University, Fast Online University, Fort Jones University, Garnerville University, Galewood University, Gibson University, Glenford University, Grant Town University, Greenford International University, Green Lake University, Grendal University, Hadley University, Hansford University, Hartsdale University, Harvey University, Hope University , Headway University, Hemingford University, Hill University, Hillford University, Hurst University, Imperial University, International Engineering Business Academy, James Adam University, James Harding University, Johnston University, Johnstown University, Kendall University, Kennedy University, Kenton University, Kentsbridge University, Kingsbridge University, Kingslake University, Kinsale University, Laurus University, London University (londonuniversity dot com), Lydon University, Lydon State University,
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    Part II

    Madison University, Madison Hills University, Mark University, Maryland University , Mayfield University, MacArther University, McGraw University, McKinley University, McMillan University, Mediena Business School, Melviz University, Millwood University, Mississippi State University, Montville University, MUST University, Mount Lincoln University, Nelson Bay University, Nevada University , Newford University, Newstone University, Nicholasville University, Nicholson University , Nixon University, Northeast Alabama University, Northern Port University, Northgrove University, Northway University, Norton University, Nortonville University, Oklahoma International University, OLWA (Olford Waters) University, Orlando University, Oscarmount University, Oxbridge University, Oxdell University, Panworld University, Parkfield University, Payne Spring University, Phoenix Academy, Pine Hills University, Pittsford University, Port Jefferson University, Presley University, Prichard University, Prudent University, Prune Park University , Queen City University, Queens Bay University, Raeford University, Ray University, Regent International University, Rellington University , Rhodesfield International University, Richford University, Riverbanks University, Riverford University, Riverwood University,
    RISE University, Rockford University, Ross College, Salter University, Sacramento International University, Sand City University, Sanderford University, Sanders University, San Francisco International University, Scientia University, Scottfield University, Seaford University, Shelford University, South Asia University, Statesman University, Steadford University, Suffield University , Sun University, Suncity Institute of Technology, Thompson University, Tuscon University, University of Castle, University of Fostershire, University of Harvay, University of Middletown, University of Rockhampton, University of Western California, WAC University, Walesbridge University, Walford University, Western Advanced Central University, Western Europe University, Western Valley Central University, Westland University, Wilburton University , Wiley University, Wilford University, Willington University, Wilmington National University, Windham University, Woodbridge University , Woodrow University, Woollington University,
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    Yeah, so I wonder what you'd get is you systematically did a search on LinkedIn (or some similar site) for each of those schools? Thousands of names.

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    So I picked one at random, the University of Fostershire, and I just plugged it into google. Without providing links I can tell you that they have a facebook page and a youtube video propaganda as well as several testimonials from people who are allegedly students/professors. I haven't actually loked at them but they're there. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that those sorts of recruiting tools are still in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    So I picked one at random, the University of Fostershire, and I just plugged it into google. Without providing links I can tell you that they have a facebook page and a youtube video propaganda as well as several testimonials from people who are allegedly students/professors. I haven't actually loked at them but they're there. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that those sorts of recruiting tools are still in place.
    They certainly are high visible, except that I wasn't able to locate a website for the school itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    They certainly are high visible, except that I wasn't able to locate a website for the school itself.
    The website isn't active, and registration expires in a month or so, I think. It's a standard Axact URL: www dot universityoffostershire dot com. Like almost all other Axact sites, it's hosted on a dedicated server.
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    Heard anything further on Axact-related media allegations re: possible involvement of American schools? Confirmations? Denials? Ripostes? Examples:

    (1) Paramount California U. Mentioned here and elsewhere: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/23/wo...omas.html?_r=0

    A quote: "Mary, a businesswoman in Dubai who wanted to be identified only by part of her name, said she spent $210,000 with Paramount California University in the hope of a genuine third-level business qualification."

    (2) University of Atlanta. Mentioned in this story: Man spends Dh250,000 on fake degree | GulfNews.com

    A quote: "Towards the end, they told me that they will be transferring all my credits to the University of Atlanta..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    Heard anything further on Axact-related media allegations re: possible involvement of American schools? Confirmations? Denials? Ripostes?
    No, I haven't heard anything. But Paramount California University disappeared very fast from ASIC's international directory and so did its website. There is, however, a new PCU website, where alumni of PCU are complaining about the criminal acts of two previous board members and asking people to provide information about their whereabouts. I don't know if it's a coincidence or not, but Paramount California University went missing completely immediately after the NYT article about Axact was published.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbwa shenzi View Post
    ... but Paramount California University went missing completely immediately after the NYT article about Axact was published.
    Funny thing the URL is still valid and serves up a blank page, not an error or "Go Daddy-esque" coming soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    (2) University of Atlanta. Mentioned in this story: Man spends Dh250,000 on fake degree | GulfNews.com

    A quote: "Towards the end, they told me that they will be transferring all my credits to the University of Atlanta..."

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    Not loving on University of Atlanta here but they are not on the Axact list and are only mentioned because the interviewee said their name. Could he have been mistaken? Could the Axact folks have lied to him? There is nothing else to disparage University of Atlanta. Sure they've done some "interesting" things in the past but are you stretching here to simply toss them on the smoldering pile as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novadar
    There is nothing else to disparage University of Atlanta. Sure they've done some "interesting" things in the past but are you stretching here to simply toss them on the smoldering pile as well?
    No. As I wrote, I was asking if there were any further media allegations, since the mention in the article. As to your questions - Could the guy have been mistaken about U. Atlanta? Certainly - looks like he was helped (by Axact) to make a whole series of expensive mistakes. Could Axact have lied to him? Oh-my-gosh! I take it that's a rhetorical question. Of course they could!

    I haven't seen any other Axact-related references to this school, so the whole thing now looks like some kind of misinformation. One thing for sure - I did notice U. of Atlanta has retained its ASIC accreditation (unlike PCU) so I presume they must be doing things right.

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