Mills College Announces New Degree Completion Program for Working Women

Oakland, CA—April 10, 2018

photo of two people hugging at graduationResearch shows that virtually all job growth in the US since 2007 has come from jobs that require some form of postsecondary education. In response to the growing need for adult education, Mills College has announced plans to offer a Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program for working women who want to return to college and complete their degree beginning in fall 2018.  

The Mills Bachelor's Degree Completion Program will allow working adults to complete their bachelor's degree at night with some online and weekend classes. Mills will offer students six degree completion majors to choose from including, business administration; English; ethnic studies; interdisciplinary studies; politics, economics, policy, and law; or sociology. 

Students who have already completed at least 60 transferable college credits can complete their bachelor’s degree program in less than two years. This can be accomplished through a combination of transfer credits from previous college courses, Mills courses that are convenient to working schedules, and individual projects that reflect a student’s unique interests and goals. Mills will dedicate resources with personalized faculty advising to help students identify their best path.

“We’re excited to introduce the Bachelor's Degree Completion Program,” said Mills College President Elizabeth L. Hillman. “For adult students, returning to college will inevitably improve their job prospects and raise their pay. Our six majors provide individualized and flexible credit-earning options and a pathway for working adults to complete their undergraduate degree in an inclusive and empowering learning environment that is distinctively Mills.”

Visit the Mills College website for more information or to apply for the Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program.

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 382 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. For more information, visit