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

Oakland, CA–August 26, 2013 The Washington Monthly’s annual College Guide issue has ranked Mills College among the top master’s universities in the nation. Mills ranked 9 out of the 100 top-ranked master’s universities, maintaining its position in the top 10 of master’s universities.

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

According to the Washington Monthly, “Everyone has a stake in the conduct of our colleges and universities. We’re all affected by the productivity of our knowledge workers and the integrity of our college-educated leaders.”

Editors of the publication say higher education matters to more than just the people who attend. That, they say, is why the Washington Monthly guide asks not what colleges can do for you, but what colleges are 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 approximately 950 undergraduate women and 600 graduate women and men. The College ranks as one of the Best 378 Colleges in the country and one of the greenest colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. U.S. News & World Report ranked Mills one of the top-tier regional universities in the country and lists it among the top colleges and universities in the West in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category. For more information,


Last Updated: 8/26/13