Forbes Ranks Mills Among Top US Colleges

Oakland, CA—July 11, 2016

Mills HallAn education from Mills College is well worth the cost in terms of post-graduate salaries, according to Forbes newly released list of “America’s Top Colleges 2016.

Mills also scores high on financial stability, according to the “Forbes 2016 Financial Grades: Is Your College Financially Fit?Forbes released both reports in the first week of July.

The ”top colleges list” is our answer to the debate over whether higher education is worth it: For these outstanding institutions, we give a resounding yes,” the Forbes web site said in an accompanying article.

The top colleges list includes 660 colleges and universities nationwide, and inclusion is based on six weighted criteria with an emphasis on post-graduate student salaries followed by student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate and academic success. The list will help students considering college answer important questions like: “Are current undergrads satisfied? Is it likely I’ll graduate on time or incur a ton of student debt? Will I get a good job and be a leader in my chosen profession?”

In the “2016 Forbes College Financial Grades” report card, Mills earned a B for the strength of its balance sheet, operational soundness and other higher education fiscal health indicators. The financial report card includes 900 four-year, private, not-for-profit colleges with at least 500 students.

“Some of these schools, often with B grades on our list, offer excellent values for prospective students,” Forbes experts said.

About Mills College
Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a nationally renowned independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. Ranked one of the top-tier regional universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills is also recognized as one of The Best 380 Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. Since 1852, we’ve been empowering students to become creative, independent thinkers who take and inspire action. Fpr more information, visit