Mills College
Oakland, CA 94613


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,345
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 32%
Student to faculty ratio 10:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 690 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Mills College is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,052 applications and 888 students were granted admission. Mills College is at the #82 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

In Fall 2016, 23% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 58% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT925 to 1233
ACT23 to 29

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Mills College's tuition was $44,322 for all students regardless of residency (65.4% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Mills College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 39% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,746 (which is 7.9% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Mills College in 2016-2017, was 95, which is 68% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,461 (which is 7.4% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Mills College has enrolled a total of 1,345 students (1,160 students full-time and 185 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,345 students, 96 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 8% men and 92% women and 821 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 524 for graduates studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 44%

Hispanic: 23%

Black/African American: 10%

Asian: 9%

Two or more races: 8%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Mills College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 20% 99
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 12% 60
Education 9% 45
Visual And Performing Arts 8% 38
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 7% 36
English Language And Literature/letters 7% 35
Social Sciences 3% 16
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 3% 15
Psychology 2% 10
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 1% 6

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Mills College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Mills College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $33,300. Last year, out of the total 406 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 353 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 359 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 298 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $33,300 $39,600
Employment Rate 87% 83%
Total Graduates 406 359

Campus Location

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