Unrecognized Institution: Hispanic University in Utah (USA)

What began as a place to help Spanish-speaking immigrants to earn a degree, became a largely irregular online diploma provider charged with a $3 million fine by the Utah Division of Consumer Protection.

Universidad Hispana de Utah (later known as Hispanic University*) was established in 2000 and operated under a Utah license until 2012. It continued to operate after the license expired, finally closing down in December 2015. It did not however, cease operation in its overseas locations in Mexico, Honduras, and Bolivia. Hispanic University was never regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, one of the six regional accrediting bodies in the United States.

* Not to be confused with National Hispanic University, which is a regionally accredited university in San Jose, California.



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