Press Releases

Mills Hall
Oakland, CA—September 21, 2017

Mills College has been named one of the top regional universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report for the tenth consecutive year.

Oakland, CA—September 15, 2017

Mills College today announced that it will implement a tuition reset, reducing its base undergraduate tuition amount from $44,765 to $28,765—representing a 36 percent reduction and rolling back Mills tuition to 2005 rates. The move is in response to the rising cost of a college education and the barriers it creates for students and their families. Mills is the first private college in California to take this bold step.

Center for Contemporary Music 51st Anniversary
Oakland, CA—August 24, 2017

The acclaimed Center for Contemporary Music (CCM) at Mills College is planning to celebrate its 51st anniversary with a three-day music festival next month that will feature a series of three concerts and a symposium.

Princeton Review Best 382 Colleges
Oakland, CA—August 8, 2017

The Princeton Review recognizes Mills as one of the best colleges in the nation for the 13th consecutive year.

Fiske Guide 2018
Oakland, CA—August 8, 2017

For the 12th consecutive year, Mills College is featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Julie Chen Book Art
Oakland, CA—August 1, 2017

Mills College is pleased to announce a $2 million gift to support the study of Book Art. The gift will establish the Lovelace Family Chair in Book Art, which will appoint the first endowed faculty chair for the program, and is among the largest gifts ever made to the field, nationally.

Mills Hall
Oakland, CA—June 28, 2017

At a special meeting of the Mills College Board of Trustees yesterday, the board unanimously authorized adoption of a revised Financial Stabilization Plan and the College's FY18 budget.

Nancy Cook
Oakland, CA—June 5, 2017

Mills College is pleased to announce a $3 million gift from the late Mills alumna Nancy Cook, '68 to solidify the study of photography as art at Mills.

President Elizabeth L. Hillman
Oakland, CA—May 16, 2017

Mills College, a nationally respected, independent liberal arts college for women with innovative graduate programs for students of all genders, has announced a blueprint to better meet students' needs and overcome financial challenges.

Commencement Speaker Lateefah Simon
Oakland, CA—March 22, 2017

Mills College will celebrate its 129th Commencement on Saturday, May 13, 2017 with an address by Lateefah Simon, a passionate and nationally recognized advocate for civil rights and racial justice.