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Mills College Ranked in the Top 10 of Master’s Universities by Washington Monthly

Oakland, CA–August 28, 2012 The Washington Monthly’s annual College Guide issue has ranked Mills College among the top master’s universities in the nation. Mills ranked 8 out of 100 total institutions, a substantially improved ranking from last year, moving Mills into the top 10 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.

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Editors of the publication say, “Americans have long looked to higher education as a source of social mobility and public good.” Moreover, as they point out, higher education matters to more than just the people who attend. “We’re all affected by the integrity of our college-educated leaders. That’s why, unlike other publications, the Washington Monthly poses a different question: 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 377 Colleges in the country and one of the greenest colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. US News & World Report ranked Mills one of the top-tier regional universities in the country and second among colleges and universities in the West in its “Great Schools, Great Prices” category. For more information, visit


Last Updated: 8/28/12