Mills College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,340
2% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$25,417
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.32%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
75.8%
1,064 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,122
83.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
72.2%
135 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 English Language & Literature (17 degrees awarded), General Psychology (15 degrees), and Sociology (15 degrees).

In 2019, 423 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mills College. 87.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 12.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (208 degrees), 2.26 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (92 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mills College is $29,340, which is $7,314 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mills College is $29,340, which is $7,314 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,417.

In 2019, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 63% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$29,340
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Mills College was $29,340. The cost of tuition at Mills College is $7,314 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$25,417
2019 Value
2.08%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Mills College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,417. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Mills College grew by 2.08%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,448
Room and Board
$1,611
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mills College was of $13,448 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,611. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.0409% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 6.41% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
63%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Mills College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3.06% with respect to 2018, when 98% 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.
2.32%
2017 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Mills College was 2.32%, which represents 12 out of the 517 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Mills College received 1,064 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 6.08% annual growth. Out of those 1,064 applicants, 807 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.8% acceptance rate.

There were 1,122 students enrolled at Mills College in 2019, and 34% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mills College has an overall enrollment yield of 17%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

75.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
807
Accepted Out of 1,064

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mills College was 75.8% (807 admissions from 1,064 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 85.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 6.08%, while admissions declined by −5.94%.

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SAT Scores

34%
Submission Percentage
47
Scores Submitted

34% of enrolled first-time students at Mills College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mills College has a total enrollment of 1,122 students. The full-time enrollment at Mills College is 935 students and the part-time enrollment is 187. This means that 83.3% of students enrolled at Mills College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mills College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.4% White, 27.5% Hispanic or Latino, 12.5% Black or African American, 9.09% Two or More Races, 8.47% Asian, 0.624% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mills College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (32.9%) and Two or More Races Female (10.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (15.3%) and Black or African American Female (12.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mills College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,122 students. The full-time enrollment at Mills College is 935 and the part-time enrollment is 187. This means that 83.3% of students enrolled at Mills College are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2019 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 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Mills College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    431
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    308
  3. Black or African American
    140

The enrolled student population at Mills College is 38.4% White, 27.5% Hispanic or Latino, 12.5% Black or African American, 9.09% Two or More Races, 8.47% Asian, 0.624% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 10 students (0.891%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 315 more women than men received degrees from Mills College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mills College is white (208 degrees awarded). There were 2.26 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (92 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mills College is General English Language & Literature (17 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (15 degrees) and Sociology (15 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 (44 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (59 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 (1,595,424 people), Secondary school teachers (570,730 people), Education administrators (304,380 people), Special education teachers (221,362 people), and Postsecondary teachers (220,933 people).

The most specialized majors at Mills College are English (44 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (59 degrees), Education (95 degrees), and Human Sciences (16 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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Mills College are English (44 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (59 degrees), Education (95 degrees), and Human Sciences (16 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 (3,022,156 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (458,655 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (167,860 people), Computer Systems Design (145,605 people), and Child day care services (134,466 people).

The most specialized majors at Mills College are English (44 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (10 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (59 degrees), Education (95 degrees), and Human Sciences (16 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. 17 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 15 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mills College was General English Language & Literature with 17 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

54
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
369
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 54 degrees were awarded to men at Mills College, which is 0.146 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (369).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Mills College in Pre-Medical Studies, which is 0.625 times less than the 16 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 42 degrees were awarded to women at Mills College in General Education, which is 8.4 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%
100% Completion Time
68%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 63% of students graduating from Mills College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (86.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mills College is Female and Asian (86.4% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.741% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    208 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    92 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mills College is white (208 degrees awarded). There were 2.26 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (92 degrees).

1.42% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    179 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    81 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    38 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mills College is white female (179 degrees awarded). There were 2.21 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (81 degrees).

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Operations

Mills College has an endowment valued at nearly $196M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.3M (4.73%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Mills College had a total salary expenditure of $61.8M. Mills College employs 41 Professors, 22 Assistant professors, and 20 Associate professors. Most academics at Mills College are Female Professors (33), Female Associate professors(14), and Female Assistant professors (14).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mills College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 45 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 36 employees, and Management with 34 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$196M
2019 Endowment
2.68%
growth from 2018

Mills College has an endowment valued at about $196M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Mills College grew 2.68% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $158M 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. $3.21M - Federal
  2. $149k - State
  3. $307k - Local

As of 2019, Mills College received $3.21M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $149k from state grants and contracts, and $307k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$30.4M
2019 Salaries
3.9%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Mills College paid a median of $30.4M in salaries, which represents 49.1% of their overall expenditure ($61.8M) and a 3.9% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.51% decline from 2017 and a 0.89% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.04M
Instructional Salaries
83
Number of Employees

In 2019, Mills College paid a total of $7.04M to 83 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
41 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mills College were Professor with 41 employees; Assistant professor with 22 employees; and Assistant professor with 20 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mills College were Business and Financial Operations with 45 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 36 employees; and Management with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mills College was Female Professor with 33 employees, Female Associate professor with 14 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 14 employees.

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