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Mills College Ranked in the Top 30 of Master’s Universities by Washington Monthly

Oakland, CA–August 29, 2011 The Washington Monthly’s annual College Guide issue has ranked Mills College among the top 50 master’s universities in the nation. Mills ranked 27 out of 553 total institutions, a substantially improved ranking from last year, moving Mills into the top 30 of master’s universities.

The publication rates schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research, and service. Along with other top master’s institutions, Mills was recognized for its noteworthy contributions to the public interest, including community service, success at undergraduates continuing on to receive PhDs, and helping low-income students earn degrees.

According to the Washington Monthly, “America’s colleges are key to the country’s greatness. They produce the research and human capital that fuel the economy.”

Editors of the Washington Monthly say, “It's a guide for all Americans who are concerned about our institutions of higher learning and poses questions that help define exactly what a public-minded institution should do.” Moreover, the Monthly distinguishes itself as a guide that, “aims to provide rankings that will encourage colleges to want to focus their resources and interest on serving the public interest,” pointing out that unlike other publications, their college rankings asks, not what can colleges do for you, but what are colleges doing for the country?”

About Mills College
Nestled in the foothills of Oakland, California, Mills College is a nationally renowned, independent liberal arts college offering a dynamic progressive education that fosters leadership, social responsibility, and creativity in more than 950 undergraduate women and more than 600 graduate women and men. The College ranks as one of the Best 376 Colleges in the country and one of the greenest colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. U.S. News & World Report rankedMills one of the top-tier regional universities in thecountry and second among colleges and universities in the West in its “Great Schools, Great Prices” category. For more information, visit

Last Updated: 8/29/11
Last Updated: 8/29/11