Hence, this article contains a list of fake universities in the U.S, the U.K, Canada, India, Nigeria, and Rajasthan that do not hold accreditation to grant certificates, diplomas, and degrees to students from any part of the world yet are running illegally.
This is just a list of fake universities or blacklisted universities. However, we do not have any information on the institutions. So, while making your college or university, ensure that you avoid applying to any of these universities as they are unaccredited or blacklisted.
How do I know a fake university?
Most students fail to verify an institution’s accreditation status before applying to them. This has actually brought the “had I known” statement from students that fall victim to this.
So, here is how to verify a fake or unaccredited university;
Most accredited universities normally have a link to their accreditation status on the bottom of their front page or by the corner of the same front page. So, if you do not see this, just know that the university is fake or unaccredited.
Meanwhile, an educational institution such as a college or a university may claim or lie that they are accredited by putting the accreditation status on their website. There is a simple way to verify if this is true. Kindly visit the website of the accreditation body and search for the institution to know if truly the body accredited them. If you fail to find the university there, just know that the university is fake.
The university appearing on the accreditation body’s website does not mean that it is accredited. Check if the accreditation body is recognized by the country’s ministry of education. If it is not, then the university is fake.
If the university’s accreditation status is pending without any estimated date for the accreditation, just know that it is fake or blacklisted.
A school can appear on the list of fake universities if the institution offers automatic acceptance and promises degree completion in an unusually short period of time.
On the other hand, a university is fake is it does not specify the physical location of its campus or offices.
A university is also fake or blacklisted if it does not request a student’s approved transcript or other academic credentials before offering the program to the student.
What can I do with a degree from a fake university?
A degree from a fake university is not recognized and it is as good as useless. This means that it cannot help you to secure a job or advance further for a graduate program in that field of study.
In conclusion, you cannot do anything with a degree from a fake university.
List of Fake Universities in the U.S.A
The U.S is known widely for having some of the best universities in the world that offer high-quality education to local and international students.
However, there are some institutions in the U.S that appear on the list of fake universities. The list of fake universities in the United States is endless but we will not list all of them.
Therefore, some of the fake universities in the U.S.A include:
- American Bible College University Arizona
- American Central University Wyoming
- American Century University New Mexico
- American Coastline University
- American University of Hawaii
- Ames Christian University Florida
- Bienville University Woodville, Mississippi
- Cal Southern University
- Christian Leadership University New York
- Columbus University, Picayune, Mississippi
- Delta International University of New Orleans
- Frederick Taylor International University Hawaii; California
- Frederick Taylor University California
- Friends International Christian University Florida; California
- Georgia Christian University Norcross, Georgia
- International Bible University Norwalk, California; Carpinteria, California;
- LaSalle University Louisiana
- Life Christian University Tampa, Florida
- Louisiana Baptist University Louisiana
- Louisiana Christian University Lake Charles, Louisiana
- Madison University Gulfport, Mississippi
- University of North America
- University of Northern Virginia
- University of Northern Washington
- University of NorthWest
- University of the Nations
- Vancouver University Worldwide
- Lacrosse University
- Monticello University
- Pacific Southern University
- Columbia State University
- Commonwealth Open University Virgin Islands
- Concordia College and University
- University of Beverly Hills
- Tennessee Christian University
- Washington International University
List of Fake Universities in Canada
Here, you will see a list of fake universities and colleges in Canada:
- Newton University, Vancouver, Canada
- Academy of Teaching and Training Inc. – Copy of RESTRAINING ORDER
- CanPacific College of Business & English Inc. – Copy of Restraining Order
- CLLC Canadian Language Learning College Inc. – Copy of Restraining Order
- International Language Academy of Canada Inc. Known as ILAC – NOTICE OF CONTRAVENTION
- LSBF Canada Inc. known as London School of Business & Finance – Copy of Restraining Order
- Quest Language Studies Corp. – Copy of Restraining Order
- The Superintendent has ordered Seneca Groups Inc. o/a Crown Academic International School to stop
- Everest Colleges of Canada Inc. (Everest) IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION and NOTICE OF PROPOSAL TO REVOKE REGISTRATION Section
- Falaknaz Babar known as Grand International Professional School
- Seneca Groups Inc. operating as Crown Academic International School
- Toronto College of Technology Inc.
- Guyana Training School for International Skills Inc. operating as Academy for Allied Dental and Health Care Studies
- Academy of Teaching and Training Inc.
- Huron Flight Centre Inc. operating as Huron Flight College
- TAIE College of Arts, Science and Commerce Inc.
- All Metal Welding Technology Inc.
- Access Care Academy of Job Skills Inc.
- Archer College Language School Toronto
- Upper Madison College
- Education Canada College
List of Fake Universities in the U.K
Home to the best university in the world (Oxford University), the United Kingdom boasts world-class educational institutions. However, there are universities in the U.K that have been blacklisted or banned as they do not hold accreditation.
Hence, the fake universities in the U.K include:
- Burnell College
- European University of Ireland
- International Management Centres Association (IMCA or IMC Association), Buckingham, UK
- Thornewood University, Great Britain
- Thornhill University, United Kingdom
- Tiu International University, UK
- Adams and Washington University, King College of Professional Studies, England
- American Liberty University, England
- Anacrusis Institute, United Kingdom
- St. Thomas-a-Becket College & University, Canterbury, England
List of Fake Universities in India
Listed below are fake or blacklisted universities in India that are no longer in operation:
- Maithili University/Vishwavidyalaya
- Viswakarma Open University for Self-Employment
- Commercial University Ltd
- United Nations University
- Vocational University
- ADR–Centric Juridical University
- Indian Institution of Science and Engineering
- Adhyatmik Vishwavidyalaya (Spiritual University)
- Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society
- St. John’s University
- Mahabharat Shiksha Parishad
- North Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology
- Raja Arabic University
- Sree Bodhi Academy of Higher Education
- Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine
- Institute of Alternative Medicine and Research
- Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya (Women’s University)
- Gandhi Hindi Vidyapeeth
- National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy
- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University)
- Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya
- Maharana Partap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya
- Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad
- Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya
List of Fake Universities in Nigeria
Below is a list of universities in Nigeria that are not accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) as they are fake or banned:
- University of Accountancy and Management Studies, operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Christians of Charity American University of Science and Technology, Nkpor, Anambra State, or any of its other campuses
- University of Industry, Yaba, Lagos, or any of its other campuses
- University of Applied Sciences and Management, Port Novo, Republic of Benin, or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- Blacksmith University, Akwa, or any of its other campuses
- Volta University College, HO, Volta Region, Ghana, or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- Royal University, Izhia, PO BOX 800, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, or any of its other campuses
- Atlanta University, Anyigba, Kogi state, or any of its other campuses
- United Christian University, Macotis campus, Imo State, or any of its other campuses
- United Nigeria University College, Okija Anambra State, or any of its other campuses
- Samuel Ahmadu University, Makurdi, Benue State, or any of its other campuses
- UNESCO University, Ndoni, Rivers State, or any of its other campuses
- Saint Augustine’s University of Technology, Jos, Plateau State, or any of its other campuses
- The International University, Missouri USA, Kano, and Lagos studies centers or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- Columbus University, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Tiu International University, the U.K operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Pebbles University, the UK operating anywhere in Nigeria
- London External Studies, UK, operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Pilgrims University operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Lobi Business School, Makurdi, Benue State, or any of its campuses in Nigeria
- West African Christian University operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Bolta University College, Aba, or any of its campuses in Nigeria
- JBC Seminary Inc. (Wukari Jubilee University) Kaduna illegal campus
- Western University, Esie Kwara State, or any of its campuses in Nigeria
- St. Andrews University College, Abuja, or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- EC-Council USA, Ikeja Lagos Study Centre
- Atlas University, Ikot Udoso Uko, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- Concept College/Universities (London) Ilorin or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- Halifax Gateway University, Ikeja, or any of its campuses in Nigeria
- Kingdom of Christ University, Abuja, or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- Acada University, Akinlalu Oyo state or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- Filfom University, Mbaise, Imo State, or any of its other campuses in Nigeria
- Houdegbe North American University campuses in Nigeria
- Atlantic Intercontinental University, Okija Anambra State
- Open International University, Akure
- Middle Belt University (North Central University) Otukpo
- Lead Way University, Ugheli, Delta State
- Metro University, Dutse/Bwari Abuja
- Southend University, Ngwuro Egeru (Afam) Ndoki, Rivers State
- Olympic University, Nsukka, Enugu State
- Federal College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Abuja
- Temple University, Abuja
- Irish University Business School, London, operating anywhere in Nigeria
- The National University of Technology, Lafia, Nasarawa State
- University of Accountancy and Management Studies, Mowe, Lagos – Ibadan Expressway and its annex at 41, Ikorodu road, Lagos
- The University of Education, Wenneba Ghana operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Cape Coast University, Ghana operating in Nigeria
- African University Cooperative Development (AUCD) Cotonou, the Benin Republic operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Pacific Western University, Denver Colorado, Owerri study center
- The Evangel University of America and Chudick Management Academic, Lagos
- Enugu State University of Science and Technology (Gboko campus)
- Career Light Resources Centre, Jos
- University of West Africa, Kwali Abuja, FCT
- Coastal University, Iba Oku, Akwa Ibom State
- Kaduna Business School, Kaduna
- The Royal University of Theology, Minna, Niger State
- West African Union University, in collaboration with the International Professional College of Administration, Science and Technology, Nigeria operating anywhere in Nigeria
- Gospel Missionary Foundation (GMF), Theological University, 165 Isolo road, Cele bus stop, Egbe Ikotun, Lagos
List of Fake Universities in Rajasthan
The list of fake or unaccredited universities in Rajasthan, India include:
- The Hotel School of K.K.Retreat Pvt. Ltd
- Times Business School, BL Tower 1, Mahaveer Nagar, Tonk Road, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
- Jai Balaji College of Engineering and Management, Hindaun City, Dist Karauli, Rajasthan
A university may bear accreditation status on its website and appear on the website of the accreditation body too. This does not fully certify that the university is not fake or blacklisted.
Check if the accreditation body is recognized by the regional or country’s ministry of education. If it does not appear there, then keep in mind that the university is unaccredited or fake.
It is very necessary to check all these to avoid applying to a fake university for your studies.
The list of fake universities in the aforementioned countries are blacklisted or unaccredited and they are no longer in operation. So, avoid them while making your applications.