Is Kings Lake University Fake?

  • Last Post 08 September 2014
khaleda0008 posted this 17 August 2014 - Last edited 25 February 2016

I have found online school name kingslake university .....can anyone tell me if its fake or not? They are offering $4500 for full degree cost....which is unbelievable...but it has international accreditation.

Kayleigh posted this 08 September 2014 - Last edited 22 October 2015


Thanks for your question.

For an online degree in the USA to be “real” it must be properly accredited. Accreditation provides an independent review of a college or university and determines if that education is of uniform and sound quality, thus a reliable education.

In the United States accreditation is determined by a number of agencies approved by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

See: What is online college accreditation?

Kingslake University claims accreditation from:

Arab Accreditation Council (AAC)
Global Accreditation Board for Distance Education (GABDE)
International Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Education (IABET)
Association for Accreditation of Business Schools & Programs (AABSP)
European Accreditation Board for Online Education (EABOE)

These all sound pretty official but in reality NONE are recognized by CHEA or the U.S. Dept. of Education.

We would not advise you to attend any online college or university that lacks recognized accreditation. Employers often consult free services like the GetEducated Diploma Mill Police to verify that prospective employees education credentials are not from degree mills.

See: Diploma Mill or Real Online College?: 10 Ways to Spot the Fake
See: Diploma Mills: How Prevalent is the Scam?

Unaccredited universities try to trick students into thinking they are accredited by creating their own accrediting body, making their scheme look very official.

See: List of Fake College Accrediting Agencies

Instead, there are over 18,000 accredited options in our online degree database. Begin by selecting your preferred degree major and level.

Good luck!