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IPEDS ID: 118888
OPE ID: 00123800
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Mills College
5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, California 94613
General information:  (510) 430-2255
Website:  www.mills.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,310 (761 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  10 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
30%
Other Characteristics
Single-sex: Women
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty97103
Instructional8195
Research and public service168
Total graduate assistants-107
Instructional-107
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$42,918$44,258$45,635$46,2361.3%
Books and supplies$1,490$1,514$1,514$1,5140.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,914$13,200$13,528$13,6140.6%
Other$2,020$2,020$2,020$2,40319.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,392$11,970$12,492$13,2936.4%
Other$3,298$3,290$3,290$3,63610.5%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,298$3,290$3,290$3,63610.5%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$59,342$60,992$62,697$63,7671.7%
Off Campus$59,098$61,032$62,931$64,6792.8%
Off Campus with Family$47,706$49,062$50,439$51,3861.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$33,480
Fees$1,366
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid1175100%————
Grant or scholarship aid175100%$6,223,013$35,560
Federal grants8247%$422,416$5,151
Pell grants8247%$390,704$4,765
Other federal grants3520%$31,712$906
State/local government grant or scholarships6738%$552,437$8,245
Institutional grants or scholarships175100%$5,248,160$29,989
Student loan aid13275%$852,631$6,459
Federal student loans13275%$790,421$5,988
Other student loans42%$62,210$15,553
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid177095%$23,922,934$31,069
Pell grants38147%$1,807,168$4,743
Federal student loans57972%$4,420,075$7,634
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$27,181$27,647$26,086
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$18,797$17,758$18,867
$30,001 – $48,000$18,483$16,535$20,248
$48,001 – $75,000$23,645$26,449$23,691
$75,001 – $110,000$29,241$30,093$26,472
$110,001 and more$36,511$35,379$34,676
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment1,310
Undergraduate enrollment761
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment86
Graduate enrollment549
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 97%
Part-time: 3%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 0%
Female: 100%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 9%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 28%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 41%
Two or more races: 9%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 86%
25 and over: 14%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 75%
Out-of-state: 24%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 62%
Part-time: 38%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants9610961
Percent admitted87%-87%
Percent admitted who enrolled21%-21%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
  • For international applicants, demonstration of English language proficiency is required, and can be satisfied by achieving a minimum TOEFL score.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 77%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 65 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 69%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 58%
6-year: 65%
8-year: 67%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 63%
6-year: 68%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Female: 68%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 100%
Black or African American: 38%
Hispanic/Latino: 86%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 67%
White: 66%
Two or more races: 63%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 33%
Non-resident alien: 60%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 68%
Received award in 8 years: 71%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 18%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 75%
Received award in 8 years: 75%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 11%
PART-TIME NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
Received award in 6 years: 33%
Received award in 8 years: 33%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 0%
  • Institution did not enroll part-time, first-time entering undergraduates.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization2----
Ethnic Studies8----
Gay/Lesbian Studies5----
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies0----
Latin American Studies0----
Category total15----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology6----
Biology/Biological Sciences, General20----
Category total26----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Managerial Economics431---
Category total431---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General35--1
Category total35--1
Education
Art Teacher Education----1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-22--0
Education, General-14---
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs----4
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other----3
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-1817--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education----12
Foreign Language Teacher Education----0
Mathematics Teacher Education----0
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education----2
Social Studies Teacher Education----4
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels----20
Category total-5417-46
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-10---
English Language and Literature, General27----
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)-6---
Literature, Other0----
Category total2716---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management-8---
Child Development8----
Category total88---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Comparative Literature0----
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General0----
French Language and Literature0----
Language Interpretation and Translation-0---
Spanish Language and Literature10---
Category total10---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies----21
Pre-Nursing Studies---8-
Category total---821
History
History, General4----
Category total4----
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0----
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies0----
Category total0----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General50---
Category total50---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biopsychology7----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other011---
Category total711---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science1----
Environmental Studies0----
Category total1----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy0----
Category total0----
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1----
Category total1----
Psychology
Psychology, General30----
Category total30----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Health Policy Analysis0----
Public Policy Analysis, General613---
Category total613---
Social Sciences
Applied Economics-0---
Economics, General14----
International Relations and Affairs4----
Political Science and Government, General14----
Social Sciences, Other0----
Sociology12----
Sociology and Anthropology6----
Category total500---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5----
Art/Art Studies, General8----
Dance, General15---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General4----
Fine/Studio Arts, General-9---
Intermedia/Multimedia3----
Music Performance, General-2---
Music Theory and Composition-2---
Music, General5----
Music, Other-8---
Category total2626---
Grand total21416417868
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 4
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 1
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $3,621
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission2/28/1949 -  Accredited
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape111
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault010
Burglary044
Motor vehicle theft010
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape100
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary031
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate2.8%2.6%3.8%
Number in default151521
Number in repayment532560546
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)