West Clayton University

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by jaer57, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. jaer57

    jaer57 New Member

    We just interviewed a potential mechanical engineering consultant who received his degree from West Clayton University. After viewing their website, and searching around a little, it seems that this school is not only unaccredited, but claiming accreditation from fake accreditors. Anyone have any experience with them?

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  2. GeneralSnus

    GeneralSnus Member

    I've never heard of the school, but it and both of its accreditors have their websites registered at the same address:

    5715 Will Clayton Parkway #3153
    Humble, TX 77338

    Google tells us that Belford University is located at that same address. It appears that the address belongs to a mail-forwarding company called USA2ME.
  3. thomaskolter

    thomaskolter New Member

    Appears to be a wonderful school of exceptional quality.

    (just kidding)

    Its website looks rather low quality and it is offering degrees other than religious ones, so looks to me to be unuseable for much since the degrees are not likely legally useable in most states.

    I'd not hire him and tell him why.
  4. MichaelR

    MichaelR Member

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  5. eduman

    eduman New Member

    West Clayton

    I have researched West Clayton and made several phone calls. The college was good until 2009 when they closed and someone else ran with the name and the website. Friom what I have found out all degrees prior to 2009 are good, but may not be accepted in all states because some experience was tested out as credit towards the degree. All in all the persons with pre 2009 degrees should be considered as lagit.
  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    No, it wasn't.

    No, they aren't.

    No, they shouldn't.

    Back around 2007, its degrees were for sale on EBAY for $179. At that time, the same person owned "West Clayton," "Williams
    University," AND the two bogus accreditors, IDLAA and REDAC. It's on all the State "Unrecognized" lists...buy and use at your own peril!


    P.S. Say, Mr. (1-post) Eduman - did YOU own/run West Clayton -- or do you merely have one of their diplomas? :jester:
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  7. james2jm

    james2jm New Member

    About a month ago we hired a person who is doing an outstanding job for our company. This person had a Master of Business Administration from West Clayton University.
    So they get my vote.
  8. airtorn

    airtorn Moderator

    You hire people with fake degrees.

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  9. DxD=D^2

    DxD=D^2 Member

  10. Julie1014

    Julie1014 New Member

    I just went to "visit" their website, and it is truly a horror show! :eek:mfg:
  11. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    That's never happened before. A noob appears from out of thin air to promote a mill.
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  12. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Still working on the company ethics manual? You should get that thing done.
  13. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    From the West Clayton "Terms of Use" Page:

    1- By enrolling in West Clayton University you acknowledge that there is no curriculum, no study, no exams and no attendance. West Clayton University grants the degree or the certificate based on your life or work experience only.

    There -- that should settle things! The rest makes interesting reading, too! [link removed by moderator]

  14. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Regional Education Accrediting Commission

    So they are RA :)
  15. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I believe West Clayton may be one of a couple of dozen worthless "schools" operated by Salem Kureshi, from his apartment in Karachi, Pakistan. The reason I think so is that West Clayton shares a maildrop address with Belford U. - which is definitely part of the Kureshi stable. Also, the West Clayton website uses the same, strangely-clipped local English as other mills of known Pakistani manufacture, listed in the link below.

    Here's that link to a list of Kureshi's uh - "schools." All scams - and frequently changed, I'm sure...

    Worlds Largest Diploma Mill Scam Ring Uncovered

    Salem Kureshi, Karachi Pakistan - maybe another good job for a team of Navy Seals!

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  16. jennifertaylor

    jennifertaylor New Member

    School - West Clayton University

    !!!!Was a valid on line and small university prior to 2009. Lost accrediation due to mis managment of campus administration and school has since closed. DO NO ACCEPT ANY DEGREE"S BEYOND!!

    Very sad for people who went to legit school and now some scum is taking advantage of the opportunity to make money off people.
  17. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    No, it doggone well wasn't!

    Refer to my previous post:

    "Back around 2007, its degrees were for sale on EBAY for $179. At that time, the same person owned "West Clayton," "Williams University," AND the two bogus accreditors, IDLAA and REDAC. It's on all the State "Unrecognized" lists...buy and use at your own peril!"


    PS. Say, another one-poster in this thread, named Eduman, told us the very same thing (re: 2009). Do you guys know each other? Graduate from West Clayton together? :smile:
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  18. james2jm

    james2jm New Member

    I wanted to give an update.
    The person we hired that had a degree from West Clayton is still with us and is now the GM for our sister company. He's done an incredible job with that company (we almost closed it, prior to him being the new GM) and it's now showing profits. Not sure about the other comments regarding prior 2009, but we would hire someone again pre 2009. What made me post here again was, because I was speaking to the CEO of one of our vendors in San Diego, topic turned into looking for top executives, and funny thing was he hired a lady years ago that is now their Vice President, and she got her degree from West Clayton. Lagit or Not, they are doing something right.
  19. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    If your employees have worked out well it's not because of their fake degrees, it's in spite of them. But if you're so enamored of West Clayton, why not name your company and your employees who have West Clayton "degrees?" Go on the record, go public. Or not.
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  20. james2jm

    james2jm New Member

    Can't believe I cam across this post again. The employees are still with the company and doing good. From what I understand talking to them after seeing this again, they know that what ever they say there is no way they would be fired, they said they had to have work experience, also other schooling and or certificates added to work experience also helped to get the degree, they couldn't just buy it. Or so they believe. On a different note, I think experience means more than just a degree with no experience, sort of in line with what Kizmet said that if they worked out well it was because of them. About going public, I don't think so... that would let another company swoop in and offer more money and benefits and try to steal them from us. Or maybe that was your plan Kizmet. Haha it's not going to happen.

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