That slickster Thom Tillis! He got his college degree from one of those on-line institutions (with a graduation rate of 4%!), but on multiple websites -- until this minute, after this bit of bogus biography became public -- tried to claim that he graduated from the University of Maryland. He didn't.
The on-line school is named "University of Maryland University College," which actually began as part of the Continuing Studies program at the University of Maryland in 1947 but completely separated from UMaryland in the 1970s. Completely separated but manages to benefit from a justifiable confusion among the higher-education-consuming public.
Just as Thom Tillis was trying to benefit from fudging his biography that he could -- and just did -- claim was a purely inadvertent error brought about by the similarity in names.
If there had been one purely inadvertent error, we might buy it. But the claim that Tillis graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park has occurred on his LinkedIn profile and then again on his biography page on his NC House Speaker website.