It is the policy and purpose of the State of Texas to prevent deception of the public
resulting from the conferring and use of fraudulent or substandard college and university
degrees; it is also the purpose of this subchapter to regulate the use of academic
terminology in naming or otherwise designating educational institutions, the advertising,
solicitation or representation by educational institutions or their agents, and the
maintenance and preservation of essential academic records. Because degrees and equivalent indicators of educational attainment are used by
employers in judging the training of prospective employees, by public and private
professional groups in determining qualifications for admission to and continuance
of practice, and by the general public in assessing the competence of persons engaged
in a wide range of activities necessary to the general welfare, regulation by law
of the evidences of college and university educational attainment is in the public
interest. To the same end the protection of legitimate institutions and of those holding degrees
from them is also in the public interest.
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