On Thursday (24Sep15), officials at New York's Fordham University rescinded the honorary degree they awarded to the comedian in 2001.

The decision was made in light of the sexual abuse scandal which has dogged the star since last year (14).

Now officials at another Jesuit school, the Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have followed suit.

They have also stripped him of a special degree which was handed to him in 2013.

In a message released to the university community, the school's officials state: "By his own admission, Mr. Cosby engaged in behaviors that go entirely against our university's mission and the Guiding Values we have worked so hard to instill on our campus."

The decisions are believed to be based on a leaked 2005 deposition from a sex assault lawsuit, which was made public in July (15).

In testimony for the case, the comedian confessed to obtaining multiple prescriptions for Quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with.

Officials at a number of other universities across the U.S. have also cut ties with the star since the abuse scandal came to light.

The institutions include Central State University in Ohio, New York University, Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.

The 78 year old has been a regular in the headlines since the scandal flared up in 2014. More than 50 women have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse. However, he has not faced any charges and vehemently denied the claims through his lawyer.