Louisiana Tries to Close Loopholes That Allow Suspected Diploma Mills to Thrive

From a small house near the Bally's casino on the outskirts of this city, Raymond J. Chasse operates two universities enrolling more than 1,100 students worldwide.

One converted bedroom is Summit University. Bookshelves overflow with student records, lit by the glow of a computer monitor. An adjoining living room, Mr. Chasse says, is the headquarters of American Coastline University. Separating the two is a kitchen that serves more as