Los Angeles University

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by George Brown, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. George Brown

    George Brown New Member

    This was forwarded to me:

    Subject: Re: Http://www.workdegree.com

    Los Angeles University is registered at the State of California as a distance learning Institute the accreditation number granted by the state is - I-2036859.

    Your degree is as legitimate as any other. Once obtained, you are free to include it on your resume, business card, letterhead, passport, web site, job application, or any other official document you fill out.

    The Los Angeles University's web site is :www.LAUniversity.org

    If there's anything else, I will be glad to be of assistance, send me an email at: [email protected] or visit our web site at www.work-experience-degree.com

    Have a great day!

    Professor Paul Kagan
    Admissions Representative

    I note Bears Guide, page 322 has little information on them. Perhaps this will help to plug a gap.


  2. kcfile

    kcfile New Member

    Its webpage of http://www.launiversity.org/faq.asp saying the university was accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in1997. Does it mean the degree was regionally accredited?
  3. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    I used to live in Los Angeles and I've never heard of LAU. This is from their website:
  4. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    Founded in 1868??

    Impressive. :rolleyes:
  5. dl_mba

    dl_mba Member

    DBA from UOP by ULA???


    Doctor of Business Administration
    Program Description
    The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree program offered by University of Phoenix provides learners who hold a professional master's degree a means of exploring their personal readiness to become leaders in management professions. Learners gain a mastery of business administration literature and demonstrate their competence by applying this knowledge to current business environments.
  6. BillDayson

    BillDayson New Member

    According to the California Education Code, life experience degrees are illegal. (Some of the religious exempt schools offer them, but that's different.)

    There isn't any Los Angeles University on the BPPVE list. But there is a University of Los Angeles.


    This one is only approved offer an MBA and an MS in international trade. It's located in Rowland Heights and its BPPVE school code isn't I-2036859. (School codes aren't accreditation numbers and aren't preceeded with an I. Same number of numbers, though.) I'm not sure, but I think that this one is probably a different school.

    This one certainly offers degrees in a lot more than business administration and international trade. And strangely (or maybe not), I couldn't find a physical address for them listed anywhere.

    The LAU research pages are kind of entertaining.

    Check this out:


    A team of LAU researchers has identified a gene which plays a key role in the development of cancer of the oesophagus by triggering changes in the oesophagus lining. The discovery, reported in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, sheds new light on the molecular mechanisms...

    Renowned geneticist Sir Walter Bodmer, Principal of Hertford College, LAU, conducted the study with colleagues at the Cancer Research UK Cancer and Immunogenetics Laboratory at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.

    There really is a Sir Walter Bodmer. The only problem is that he's at Hertford College Oxford.


    How long has the University of LAU been around? Is it accredited?

    The University of LAU began in 1867 and was accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 1997. The University of LAU Online, founded in 1998, was among the first accredited universities to provide college degree programs over the Internet. University of LAU Online is now the nation's leading online university.

    The North Central Association has no record of them.

  7. CalDog

    CalDog New Member

    At least some of the "research pages" at LAU appear to be simply ripped off from Oxford news releases. For example, the "LAU" back study is copied from this Oxford release, and the "LAU" esophagal cancer study was copied from this one.

    There are more LAU "research pages", but I didn't bother to check them all.
  8. BillDayson

    BillDayson New Member

    Re: DBA from UOP by ULA???

    LAU lifted their FAQ from the University of Phoenix too, with minor revisions.




  9. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    Re: Re: DBA from UOP by ULA???

    Yep, they ripped it off from UoP. In fact they were in such a rush to rip it off that when they cut-n-pasted it from UoP onto their website, they forgot to remove the UoP name!!! Check this out:
    What a fraud!!! :eek:
  10. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Am I to understand that this fraud is California-Approved? If so, I think that says all we need to know about the BPPVE and its approval.
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    University of Phoenix Los Angeles University

    Professor Paul Kagan
    Admissions Representative"

    A professor at the admissions desk?
    Must be a slow day.
  12. pacificamark

    pacificamark New Member


    It's very amusing to examine this site. They have a news section with headlines from CNN that have nothing to do with education. Some obvious web design mistakes just add to the flavor of a good, [email protected]#$ed site.

    The funny thing is if they have been around since 1868, then why is the focus of their website on online degrees? Just what have they been doing before the advent of the internet anyway?

    At least show me a picture of a glorious and proud administrative building built over a hundred years ago and claim it to be your campus headquarters.
  13. JamesK

    JamesK New Member

    Re: University of Phoenix Los Angeles University

    I've seen better.

    I've known of a Vice-Chancellor at a certain "Danish" university to answer general inquiries.

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