Diploma Mills

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges / Seminaries' started by Bro.Bill, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. Bro.Bill

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    I'm wondering if there is anyway we can come up with a list of Bible school diploma mills.That will give people who are looking a list of schools to avoid.
     
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    Problem is that what is one person's 'diploma mill' is another person's alma matter.

    Not everyone can afford to go to a nice seminary, or even a bible college. And many here on the BB look down on schools that offer distance education.

    But, still, a list of the worst would be a good idea, if people would not just condemn a school because it is 'beneath' them.

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    Trotter
     
  3. exscentric

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    I think I've seen some listings on websites if you do a search, you might save yourself some time.
     
  4. Taufgesinnter

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    An easier way is to simply look at the list of accredited Bible colleges on the AABC website. Any not on that list and also not regionally accredited can be reasonably assumed unworthy of accreditation, with rare exceptions.
     
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    Unless of course the school does not seek nor want accreditation, which some don't :)
     
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    That is true. Some theological schools do not seek oe want accreditation
     
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    Well theological schools are another subject. They would or would not seek accreditation by the ATS. Bible schools would or would not from the AABC. And I did say there are rare exceptions. Some schools won't seek accreditation because they think it will corrupt them and don't worry about their credibility on that account--they are taking a stand. Most, however, that don't seek accreditation aren't of high enough caliber to attain it.
     
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    Many fine schools are now offering "distance" education. A good rule of thumb is to be at least a little bit leary of those that ONLY offer distance education. If that's the case...do some research.

    Some red flags are things like "accreditation agencies" that no one has ever heard of, names that SOUND like the names of other more well-known or respected schools but are slightly different, and generally speaking, avoid any distance only school that has moved to Louisiana from another state. (Has to do with the laxity of LA laws and such...)
     
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    There used to be such a site, called "Name It & Frame It", which listed But I don't think the site exits anymore.

    However, I was sent the following link to "Quack Watch" by some college buddies of mine not that long ago:

    Degree Mills - A Discussion
     
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    Most major universities offer distance learning. In fact, my own community college offers a large number of online classes, even though my college is within walking distance.
     

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