APNewsBreak: Audit finds N.Dakota school diploma mill for foreign students

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- An audit report says Dickinson State University in North Dakota ignored record-keeping rules and awarded degrees to foreign students who may not have earned them. It says most of the students were from China.

State university chancellor William Goetz and new Dickinson State President D.C. Coston are presenting the report later Friday. The Associated Press obtained an advance copy of the report, which depicts Dickinson State as a diploma mill for foreign students.

It says since 2003, the school has awarded degrees to 410 foreign students who were working to get dual degrees at Dickinson State and a university in their home country.

The audit says 400 of those 410 students didn't have the credits or course work they needed to get a Dickinson State degree.

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