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Alberdeen University

Phone: (505) 349-4669 Fax: (505) 212-0790 5010 Cutler Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 http://www.alberdeenu.org

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that affect the rating for Alberdeen University include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • No complaints filed with BBB

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Alberdeen University
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: June 07, 2006
Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Stephen Charleston, President
Contact Information
Customer Contact: Mr. Stephen Charleston, President
Business Category

Schools - Academic - Colleges & Universities

Business Management

The address listed at 5010 Cutler Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM appears to be a mail box service. Mail sent to the company was returned by the US Postal Service. The company’s website is registered to an address located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This company is not licensed by the New Mexico Department of Higher Education. There is no evidence that Alberdeen University is accredited by any recognized agency, therefore, any degree bestowed will be of little value. GENERAL INFORMATION As the concept of earning a degree without leaving home becomes more accepted, the most virtual of virtual universities - better know as digital diploma mills - are gaining enrollees. Many fraudulent diploma mills are capitalizing on the growth in popularity of distance learning opportunities and are using the freedom of the Internet to lure students into their “programs.” Diploma mills have existed for decades. They often operate out of phone boiler rooms with high-pressure telemarketers who follow up e-mail requests and web site visits with an aggressive enrollment approach via the telephone. They are known to advertise heavily in magazines, on the Internet in newsgroups, and at impressive-looking web sites. In many cases they prey on people’s lack of knowledge and confusion about accreditation. And, they often advertise widely as being “fully accredited”, “nationally accredited”, or “accredited worldwide.” If these diploma mills are accredited, it is usually by unrecognized or even bogus agencies. How can you tell the difference between legitimate online universities and diploma mills? The Better Business Bureau suggests you do some homework and watch for these red flags: • Degrees that can be earned in less time than at a traditional college • A list of accrediting agencies that sounds a little too impressive. Some schools list accreditation by organizations that are not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or imply official approval by mentioning of state “registration” or licensing. When in doubt check with the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (www.chea.org). • Offers that place heavy emphasis on offering college credits for lifetime or real world experience. • Tuition paid on a per-degree basis, or discounts for enrolling in multiple degree programs. Traditional colleges charge by credit hours, course, or semester. • Little or no interaction with professors. • Names that are similar to well known reputable universities. • Addresses that are box numbers or suites. That campus may very well be a mail drop box or someone’s attic. A bogus degree from a diploma mill is not likely to impress prospective employers and could be a complete waste of money.


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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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