Pug Chester Ludlow has earned an MBA from Rochville University, an online institution offering "distance learning degrees based on life and career experience".
Chester is the mascot at GetEducated.com, a consumer watchdog for online degrees.
His owners bought the degree for US $499. Within a week of payment documents had been sent from Dubai stating that Chester had earned a GPA of 3.19. Apparently for another $100 he could “graduate with honors”.
According to Vicky Philips, owner of GetEducated.com, degree mills are a billion-dollar worldwide industry. Clearly one from which thousands of people as well as dogs can benefit.