Statement of Accreditation Status
Mills College

5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613
United States

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 14, 2020
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

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No Related Entity
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Role Name Title E-mail
Director Institutional Research Michael Fleming Director, Office of Planning, Analytics, and Effectiveness mifleming [at]
Accreditation Liaison Officer Michael Fleming Director, Office of Planning, Analytics, and Effectiveness mifleming [at]
Chief Financial Officer Maria Cammarata Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer mcammarata [at]
Board of Directors Chair Katie Sanborn Board Chair ksanborn [at]
Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Hillman President ebeth [at]
Chief Academic Officer Chinyere Oparah Provost and Dean of the Faculty jcoparah [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Applied Economics Masters 2000 On-Site
Art Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Art Masters 2000 On-Site
Art and Technology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Art History Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Biology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Biopsychology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Book Art Masters 2018 On-Site
Business Administration Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Business Administration Masters 2001 On-Site
Business Economics Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Chemistry Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Child Development Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Child Life Masters 2000 On-Site
Communication Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Computer Science Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Creative Writing with Emphasis in Poetry Masters 2000 On-Site
Creative Writing with Emphasis in Prose Masters 2000 On-Site
Dance Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Dance Masters 2000 On-Site
Data Science Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Economics Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Education Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Education with Emphasis in Early Childhood Education Masters 2000 On-Site
Education with Emphasis in Teaching Masters 2000 On-Site
Educational Leadership Masters 1998 On-Site
Educational Leadership Research Doctorate 1999 On-Site
Educational Leadership Masters 2019 Distance Education
Educational Leadership Joint MBA/MA Masters 2011 On-Site
Electronic Music and Recording Media Masters 2000 On-Site
English Bachelors 2000 On-Site
English Language and Literatures Masters 2017 On-Site
Environmental Science Bachelors 2001 On-Site
Environmental Studies Bachelors 1990 On-Site
Ethnic Studies Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Global Humanities and Critical Thought Bachelors 2000 On-Site
History Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Infant Mental Health Masters 2008 On-Site
Interdisciplinary Computer Science Masters 1999 On-Site
Leadership in Early Childhood Masters 2008 On-Site
Leadership in Early Childhood Research Doctorate 2008 On-Site
Management Masters 2016 On-Site
Mathematics Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Music Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Music Composition Masters 2000 On-Site
Music Performance and Literature Masters 2000 On-Site
Political Science Bachelors 2018 On-Site
Politics, Economics, Policy and Law Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Psychology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Public Health and Health Equity Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Public Policy Masters 2005 On-Site
Public Policy and Business Administration Masters 2013 On-Site
Sociology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Theater Studies Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Season Yearsort descending Review Type
Fall 2023 Special Visit
Spring 2024 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Spring 2027 Offsite Review
Fall 2027 Accreditation Visit

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