Mills College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$44,765

1% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$26,086

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.59%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

87.1%

961 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,310

82.3% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

68.2%

101 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 (31 degrees awarded), General English Language & Literature (30 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (20 degrees).

In 2017, 489 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mills College. 92.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 7.77% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (218 degrees), 2.12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (103 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mills College is $44,765, which is $24,032 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Mills College is $44,765, which is $24,032 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $26,086.

In 2017, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 72% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$44,765

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Mills College was $44,765. The cost of tuition at Mills College is $24,032 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$26,086

2017 Value

5.65%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Mills College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $26,086. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Mills College grew by 5.65%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,010

Room and Board

$1,514

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mills College was of $13,010 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,514. The cost of room and board increased by 3.38% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

72%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Mills College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, 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%

2016 Default Rate

18

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Mills College was 3.59%, which represents 18 out of the 502 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 961 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 8.65% annual decline. Out of those 961 applicants, 837 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,310 students enrolled at Mills College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Mills College has an overall enrollment yield of 20.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

837

Accepted Out of 961

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Mills College was 87.1% (837 admissions from 961 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 84.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -8.65%, while admissions declined by -5.74%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Mills College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Mills College has a total enrollment of 1,310 students. The full-time enrollment at Mills College is 1,078 students and the part-time enrollment is 232. This means that 82.3% of students enrolled at Mills College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mills College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.3% White, 23.4% Hispanic or Latino, 10.2% Black or African American, 8.7% Asian, 8.24% Two or More Races, 0.534% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.153% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mills College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (41.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (28.3%) and Asian Female (9.74%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.5%), followed by White Male (14.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mills College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,310 students. The full-time enrollment at Mills College is 1,078 and the part-time enrollment is 232. This means that 82.3% of students enrolled at Mills College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

2017 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 (75%), 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

    580

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    306

  3. Black or African American

    133

The enrolled student population at Mills College is 44.3% White, 23.4% Hispanic or Latino, 10.2% Black or African American, 8.7% Asian, 8.24% Two or More Races, 0.534% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.153% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 30 students (2.29%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 413 more women than men received degrees from Mills College. The majority of degree recipients at Mills College are white (218 degrees awarded). There were 2.12 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (103 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mills College is General Psychology (31 degrees awarded), followed by General English Language & Literature (30 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (20 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 Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees awarded), English (46 degrees), and Education (117 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 (2,135,586 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (385,887 people), Secondary school teachers (383,693 people), Other managers (366,530 people), and Education administrators (344,276 people).

The most specialized majors at Mills College are Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees awarded), English (46 degrees), Education (117 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (57 degrees), and Social Sciences (54 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mills College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Mills College are Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees awarded), English (46 degrees), Education (117 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (57 degrees), and Social Sciences (54 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 (3,199,628 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (602,617 people), Legal services (340,211 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (273,742 people), and Computer Systems Design (260,850 people).

The most specialized majors at Mills College are Cultural & Gender Studies (17 degrees awarded), English (46 degrees), Education (117 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (57 degrees), and Social Sciences (54 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 31 degrees awarded

  2. 30 degrees awarded

  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mills College was General Psychology with 31 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 38

  2. 451

In 2017, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Mills College, which is 0.0843 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (451).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Mills College in General Education, which is 0.75 times less than the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 34 degrees were awarded to women at Mills College in Business & Managerial Economics, which is 34 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%

100% Completion Time

65%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 58% of students graduating from Mills College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mills College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 1.98% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    218 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    103 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    47 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mills College is white (218 degrees awarded). There were 2.12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (103 degrees).

5.11% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    203 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    96 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Mills College is white female (203 degrees awarded). There were 2.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (96 degrees).

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Operations

Mills College has an endowment valued at nearly $183M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $17.7M (9.68%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Mills College had a total salary expenditure of $66.8M. Mills College employs 42 Professors, 19 Associate professors, and 18 Assistant professors. Most academics at Mills College are Female Professors (31), Female Associate professors(14), and Female Assistant professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mills College are: Business and Financial Operations, with 38 employees, Management, with 34 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$183M

2017 Endowment

7.19%

growth from 2016

Mills College has an endowment valued at about $183M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Mills College grew 7.19% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $150M 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. $3.55M - Federal

  2. $33.9k - State

  3. $271k - Local

As of 2017, Mills College received $3.55M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $33.9k from state grants and contracts, and $271k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$32.7M

2017 Salaries

0.89%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Mills College paid a median of $32.7M in salaries, which represents 49% of their overall expenditure ($66.8M) and a 0.89% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.287% decline from 2015 and a 7.22% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.64M

Instructional Salaries

81

Number of Employees

In 2017, Mills College paid a total of $7.64M to 81 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

42 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

38 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mills College were Professor with 42 employees; Associate professor with 19 employees; and Associate professor with 18 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mills College were Business and Financial Operations with 38 employees; Management with 34 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 32 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mills College was Female Professor with 31 employees, Female Associate professor with 14 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 13 employees.

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