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Mills College Demographics & Diversity

Oakland, California

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Mills College are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 52% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Mills College students
Race Percent of Students
White 48%
Black 7%
Hispanic 24%
Asian 9%
American Indian / Alaskan 1%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 10%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Extremely Low

Mills College is a women's college. There are more female students than male students enrolled at Mills College with a gender ratio of 91% women to 9% men.  Though it is a women's college, 9.07% of the student body is male. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Mills College has a significantly lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is not inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Mills College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 9%
Women 91%
Enrollment by gender for Mills College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 114
Women 1,143

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Mills College serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 74 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Mills College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 74%
Out of State 19%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 7%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$71,756 per year

47% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
1,257
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 17.7%
Part time Undergrads 4.8%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=118888 IPEDS survey data for Mills College.