Mills College Facts

President Elizabeth L. Hillman

Profile

  • Independent liberal arts college founded in 1852
  • Located in the foothills of Oakland, California, on 135 acres
  • Oldest undergraduate college for women in the West
  • Offers bachelor’s degrees to women/gender nonbinary students and graduate degrees to all genders

Top College Rankings (2020–21)

  • #1 Best Value Schools West by U.S. News & World Report
  • #1 Undergraduate Teaching West by U.S. News & World Report
  • #8 Most Innovative Schools West by U.S. News & World Report
  • #12 Regional Universities West by U.S. News & World Report
  • Best 386 Colleges by The Princeton Review

Student Body (2020–21)

  • Total students: 961
  • 609 undergraduate women
  • 352 graduate women and men
  • 41 states represented
  • 13 countries represented
  • 17% undergraduate resumer students (23 years of age or older)
  • 44% first-generation undergraduate students
  • 58% LGBTQ undergraduate students (data was provided by 76% of the 2020 incoming class)
  • 65% undergraduate students of color
  • 58% graduate students of color

Faculty

  • Total: 179
  • Full-time: 73 (female faculty 71%; faculty of color 53%; terminal degree 88%)
  • Part-time: 106 (female faculty 81%; faculty of color 43%; terminal degree 56%)

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