An academic title conferred by universities and colleges as an indication of the completion of a course of study, or as an honorary recognition of achievement.
Or more honestly, something that you have to get in order to get a decent job. While most schools confer degrees, there is a new class of ttt
schools, mostly online like University of Phoenix
and Walden University
, that basically sell degrees. While not technically a diploma mill
, these new schools have such weak standards that US News and World Report
doesn't even bother to rank them. So as long as you stick to a real college, UCLA
, Duke University
, Texas A&M University
, University of Miami
, University of Michigan
... (you know, real schools), your degree should be worth something.