Glendale University
Glendale University or Glenndale University is an unaccredited online supplier of academic degree
Academic degree
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s. It was founded in 1997.

Educational authorities in the states of Oregon
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 and Maine
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 report that Glendale markets itself using the same website as Oaklands University, another unaccredited institution.


Glendale University claims accreditation from the National Distance Learning Accreditation Council, an entity that lacks necessary legal authority or government recognition to provide such educational accreditation
Educational accreditation
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Media coverage

In a 2006 New York Times article, reporter Christine Lagoria reported that she was put into contact with Glenndale University when she responded to an e-mail offering a diploma for $500. She was informed that the degree was "a non-accredited degree and cannot be used for transferring credits to another institution of higher learning", but was also assured that it could be used for business or professional pursuits. She was then told that she would "receive, within 7 to 10 business days, a bachelor's degree
Bachelor's degree
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, an M.B.A., a master's degree
Master's degree
A master's is an academic degree granted to individuals who have undergone study demonstrating a mastery or high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice...

or even a Ph.D." along with a 3-year or 4-year transcript.

Lagoria documented the following conversation with Glenndale's representative:

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