For those of us that have been participating in this discussion board for a little while, we know at the end is all about finding an affordable and distance program that can get you where you want to go. In the old days, this was a state approved schools that was good enough to dress a CV for an adjunct position or claim to be a doctor, then we started with some foreign options in SA that although affordable, they were not so feasible as very few people were able to do them due to the fact that these programs were not so foreign friendly. Over the years, many program have became available and the latest wave are propio doctorates from Spain, Mexico, CR, Nicaragua, etc that are popular because cost and foreign friendly with english and friendly format that make them feasible to complete. UNEM was perhaps the first of these schools that in the early 2000s was offering some low residency doctorates until someone figure out that they were not authorized to grant doctorates but only masters, by then many people have already completed them and used them in the US with positive evaluation (I assume) from NACES evaluators. There were others like the popular MIGS that also was offering propio doctorates but it seems that were not long enough to grant even one doctorate. Azteca operation seems to be expanding and I wouldn't be surprised if they start buying international operations with more flexible accreditation systems that would allow them to grant accredited degrees from Countries that would allow them to be more flexible unlike the Mexican system that only allows them to grant degrees for programs that are authorized by the minister of education. I was very surprised that were collaborating with Sri lankan schools like OIUCM, this seems to be an ambitious effort to go to places where nobody has gone before. All I know is that in spite of our opinions, cash is king here. If these programs can get enough cash, they can start buying universities that can grant accredited degrees and create a network of universities that just grant degrees based on the customer needs of time, subject and price. It looks like the trend to create network of global low cost universities will continue, they might have some legal limitations now but they seem to be determined to create a large network of universities that can be tailored to American looking for low cost education.