Mills College was founded in 1852 and has been fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) since 1949. The WSCUC offices are located at 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501.

The College completed its last reaccreditation review in spring 2011 when WSCUC received the Educational Effectiveness Report and reaffirmed accreditation. The Commission action letter, dated February 28, 2011, states, "In taking this action to reaffirm accreditation, the Commission confirms that Mills has satisfactorily addressed the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness, and has successfully completed the three-stage review conducted under the Standards of Accreditation." 

The College is currently working on the Institutional Report for its reaccreditation. The reaccreditation review process continues through spring 2020.

Interim Reports

January 20, 2015 Interim Report Committee Letter
October 31, 2014 Interim Report


February 28, 2011 Commission Action Letter

WSCUC Resources

2013 Handbook of Accreditation Revised
Quick Reference Guide
Standards at a Glance

The Mills College Teach-Out Policy aims to satisfy the requirements established by the WSCUC and, more importantly, to protect the interests of students.