Mills College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,340
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$27,954
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.59%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
91.1%
824 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
961
78.9% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
64.7%
112 Graduates

About

Mills College is a higher education institution located in Alameda County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Mills College were General Psychology (30 degrees awarded), General English Language & Literature (14 degrees), and General Fine Studio Arts (13 degrees).

In 2020, 405 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mills College. 92.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 7.65% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (184 degrees), 2.02 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (91 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mills College is $29,340, which is $6,810 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mills College is $29,340, which is $6,810 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,954.

In 2020, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,340
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Mills College was $29,340. The cost of tuition at Mills College is $6,810 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$27,954
2020 Value
9.98%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Mills College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,954. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Mills College grew by 9.98%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,883
Room and Board
$1,611
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mills College was of $13,883 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,611. The cost of room and board increased by 3.23% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
58%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Mills College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 3.16% with respect to 2019, when 95% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.59%
2018 Default Rate
17
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Mills College was 3.59%, which represents 17 out of the 474 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Mills College received 824 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 22.6% annual decline. Out of those 824 applicants, 751 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.1% acceptance rate.

There were 961 students enrolled at Mills College in 2020, and 42% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mills College has an overall enrollment yield of 17.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
751
Accepted Out of 824

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mills College was 91.1% (751 admissions from 824 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 75.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −22.6%, while admissions declined by −6.94%.

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SAT Scores

42%
Submission Percentage
52
Scores Submitted

42% of enrolled first-time students at Mills College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mills College has a total enrollment of 961 students. The full-time enrollment at Mills College is 758 students and the part-time enrollment is 203. This means that 78.9% of students enrolled at Mills College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mills College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36% White, 28.8% Hispanic or Latino, 14% Black or African American, 9.26% Asian, 9.26% Two or More Races, 0.416% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.104% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mills College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (35%), followed by White Female (33%) and Black or African American Female (11.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (16.7%) and Black or African American Female (10.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mills College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 961 students. The full-time enrollment at Mills College is 758 and the part-time enrollment is 203. This means that 78.9% of students enrolled at Mills College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Mills College was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Mills College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    346
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    277
  3. Black or African American
    135

The enrolled student population at Mills College is 36% White, 28.8% Hispanic or Latino, 14% Black or African American, 9.26% Asian, 9.26% Two or More Races, 0.416% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.104% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 343 more women than men received degrees from Mills College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mills College is white (184 degrees awarded). There were 2.02 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (91 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mills College is General Psychology (30 degrees awarded), followed by General English Language & Literature (14 degrees) and General Fine Studio Arts (13 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Mills College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are English (32 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (8 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (62 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mills College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,653,755 people), Secondary school teachers (591,147 people), Education administrators (336,476 people), Other managers (283,933 people), and Postsecondary teachers (273,823 people).

The most specialized majors at Mills College are English (32 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (8 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (62 degrees), Education (97 degrees), and Psychology (32 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mills College are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Mills College are English (32 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (8 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (62 degrees), Education (97 degrees), and Psychology (32 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mills College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,253,206 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (602,544 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (296,806 people), Outpatient care centers (197,204 people), and Computer Systems Design (194,291 people).

The most specialized majors at Mills College are English (32 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (8 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (62 degrees), Education (97 degrees), and Psychology (32 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Mills College.
Most Common
  1. 30 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 14 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 13 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mills College was General Psychology with 30 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

31
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
374
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 31 degrees were awarded to men at Mills College, which is 0.0829 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (374).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 5 degrees were awarded to men at Mills College in Business & Managerial Economics, which is 0.167 times less than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 37 degrees were awarded to women at Mills College in General Education, which is 37 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%
100% Completion Time
72%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 58% of students graduating from Mills College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (69.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mills College is Female and Asian (69.6% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    184 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    91 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mills College is white (184 degrees awarded). There were 2.02 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (91 degrees).

1.73% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    174 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    83 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mills College is white female (174 degrees awarded). There were 2.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (83 degrees).

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Operations

Mills College has an endowment valued at nearly $187M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.41M (1.29%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Mills College had a total salary expenditure of $60.4M. Mills College employs 34 Assistant professors, 25 Professors, and 17 Associate professors. Most academics at Mills College are Female Assistant professors (27), Female Professors(18), and Female Associate professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mills College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 38 employees, Management, with 37 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$187M
2020 Endowment
4.63%
decline from 2019

Mills College has an endowment valued at about $187M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Mills College declined 4.63% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $148M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $8.97M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $338k - Local

As of 2020, Mills College received $8.97M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $338k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$30.9M
2020 Salaries
1.66%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Mills College paid a median of $30.9M in salaries, which represents 51.1% of their overall expenditure ($60.4M) and a 1.66% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.9% decline from 2018 and a 3.51% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.28M
Instructional Salaries
80
Number of Employees

In 2020, Mills College paid a total of $7.28M to 80 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
34 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
38 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mills College were Assistant professor with 34 employees; Professor with 25 employees; and Professor with 17 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mills College were Business and Financial Operations with 38 employees; Management with 37 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mills College was Female Assistant professor with 27 employees, Female Professor with 18 employees, and Female Associate professor with 12 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Mills College.

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