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Resource ID: #26695
Subject: College
Source: WJAR-TV (Cranston, R.I.)
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Date: May 15-20, 2014

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Life experience is certainly valuable. But is it enough to earn you an advanced degree without ever attending a single class? The NBC 10 I-Team went inside the world of online "diploma mills" and found out just how easy it is to buy a bogus Bachelor's degree, Master's degree or even a PhD. For one Rhode Island public school administrator, a so-called Bachelor's degree from an unaccredited online school was the ticket to a $94,000 a year job. The I-team learned the Providence School District never checked the administrator's credentials before hiring her. NBC 10's five-part investigation led to the administrator's resignation, as well as a change in the school district's hiring policy going forward.

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