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Diploma Mills: How For-Profit Colleges Stiffed Students, Taxpayers, and the American Dream

A. J. Angulo

A provocative history of for-profit colleges and universities. 

"A. J. Angulo has produced our first history of the industry, which has a more complex and varied past than any of us imagined. No matter what you think about for-profit colleges and universities, you'll surely profit by reading this pathbreaking book."  —Jonathan Zimmerman


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Diploma Mills in the news:

New York Review of Books

Business Insider


TIME Magazine

SiriusXM's Knowledge@Wharton

Financial Times

The Guardian


The New York Times 

David Packman Show


The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann - "Exposing the Diploma Mills"



SiriusXM's The Agenda with Ari Rabin-Havt

SiriusXM's Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang 



WPR's The Joy Cardin Show 

Inside Higher Education


Author Bio:

A. J. Angulo is a professor of education and faculty affiliate in the Department of History and Global Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is the author of Empire and Education: A History of Greed and Goodwill from the War of 1898 to the War on Terror and Miseducation: A History of Ignorance-Making in America and Abroad.