Ignore the apologists: Yes, L. Ron Hubbard lied about having an engineering degree - 2019-06-19
It only recently came to our attention that an apologist journal, CESNUR, published a couple of breathless articles in recent months trying to prove that L. Ron Hubbard never claimed to have a civil engineering college degree, and that any mentions of his "C.E." were incorrectly included in books and magazine articles or Church of Scientology publications against his wishes.
We hope you weren't drinking a cup of something when you read that. We can imagine your reaction.
Anyway, the journal tries mightily to prove that any time Hubbard and a college degree was mentioned, there was something mysteriously off about the letter or document, and that Hubbard himself was unaware that people were crediting him with such a thing.