Press Releases

Mills College named Fulbright Hispanic-Serving Institution Leader
Oakland, CA—October 27, 2021

Mills College has been recognized as one of the first 35 colleges in the United States to be named a Fulbright Hispanic-Serving Institution Leader.

Lisser Hall at Mills College wins prestigious 2021 Preservation Design Award from the California Preservation Foundation.
Oakland, CA—October 4, 2021

Lisser Hall, the longest-standing performance space on the Mills College campus, has been selected by the California Preservation Foundation (CPF) to receive the highly selective 2021 Preservation Design Award.

Mills College to Merge with Northeastern University
Oakland, CA—September 14, 2021

The Mills College Board of Trustees today approved the College's merger with Northeastern University, ensuring that the educational mission of Mills and its commitment to cultivating women's leadership will endure.

A student holds a blue Mills College pennant above her head at a community gathering.
Oakland, CA—September 13, 2021

Mills College has been named the #1 Best Value College in the West for the third time since 2017 and one of the top regional universities in the West for the fifteenth consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. Mills continues to receive high rankings for Best Undergraduate Teaching and Best Social Mobility.

A graphic green and blue Fiske graphic reads: Featured in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022
Oakland, CA—July 26, 2021

For the sixteenth consecutive year, Fiske Guide to Colleges features Mills in its go-to guide of the "best and most interesting" colleges in the nation.

A teacher stands in a school hallway holding a clipboard.
Oakland, CA—June 11, 2021

Focused on antiracist, anti-oppressive pedagogy, the teacher credential program at the Mills College School of Education enters its second year.

Alicia Garza, principal at Black Futures Lab, author of The Purpose of Power, and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, faces the camera with hands on her hips against a white backdrop.
Oakland, CA—May 5, 2021

Alicia Garza, principal at Black Futures Lab, author of The Purpose of Power, and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, will deliver the 2021 address at the 133rd Commencement at Mills College.

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.