Oakland's Mills College to Stop Granting Degrees

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The campus of Mills College in Oakland.
Mills College campus (Curtis Cronn/Flickr)

Mills College, an Oakland institution since 1852, announced Wednesday that it will end its role as a degree granting college. No more students will be admitted after fall 2021, and the last degrees are likely to be awarded no later than 2023. We'll hear how declining enrollment, budget deficits, and the COVID-19 pandemic played into the decision and what's next for the school. And if you went to Mills, we want to hear from you. What's your reaction to the end of the college's 169-year run?

Guests:

Elizabeth Hillman, president, Mills College

Angel Fabre, senior student, Mills College; editor-in-chief, The Campanil

Lateefah Simon, Mills graduate; president, BART board of directors

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