Press Releases

A student sits on the lawn in front of Mills Hall, a large Victorian building, while another walks past the entrance.
Oakland, CA—September 14, 2020

Mills College ranks first in its class as a Best Value College according to U.S. News & World Report, which lists the school among its top regional universities for the fourteenth consecutive year.

Dr. Susan Stryker sits in a chair, her hand under her chin, on a stage against a dark backdrop.
Oakland, CA—September 3, 2020

An award-winning theorist, author, activist, and filmmaker and co-founder of the trailblazing academic journal on transgender studies is appointed to the Barbara Lee Distinguished Chair in Women's Leadership at Mills.

Students gather around a table with their professor, deeply engaged in conversations, books open in front of them.
Oakland, CA—August 18, 2020

In its 29th annual college guide The Princeton Review recognizes Mills for its outstanding academic programs and diverse, close-knit campus community.

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Oakland, CA—July 23, 2020

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021 features Mills College among its "best and most interesting" four-year colleges for a fifteenth consecutive year.

Biomedical engineer Gilda Barabino sits at her desk facing the camera with a smile, her desktop computer behind her.
Oakland, CA—March 9, 2020

This spring, accomplished researcher and engineer Dr. Gilda Barabino will become the latest speaker in a distinguished roster of preeminent women scientists to visit campus at the invitation of the Russell Women in Science Lecture Series.

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Oakland, CA—February 10, 2020

Mills proudly joins this year's list of top-producing institutions for Fulbright-receiving students, crowning a decades-long track record of successful student placement in this premiere global exchange program.

Mills students wearing MPOWERed t-shirts
Oakland, CA—January 24, 2020

Mills College has been awarded a five-year, $500,000 grant by the Fletcher Jones Foundation to support MPOWERed for Transfer, a summer program designed to enroll, support, and prepare transfer students with success strategies that build on the assets and talents they bring to Mills.

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Oakland, CA—January 16, 2020

Tech Intersections: Womxn of Color in Computing is an affordable conference for underrepresented womxn of color in technology to come together and learn from each other's successes, challenges, and experiences.

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Oakland, CA—January 10, 2020

Mills College is pleased to announce a new partnership with Starr King School for the Ministry. Mills and Starr King have signed a Letter of Intent that marks the beginning of a formal process to relocate Starr King to the Mills campus beginning in fall 2020.

Mills College Ranked 3rd Best Value and 9th Best Undergraduate Teaching College in the West
Oakland, CA—September 10, 2019

U.S. News and World Report also ranks Mills in two new categories, Best Innovative Schools and Best Social Mobility, and recognizes Mills as a Best Regional University for the twelfth year in a row.