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About the Mills + Northeastern Merger

Mills College and Northeastern University merged to create Mills College at Northeastern University in Oakland, California—the first bicoastal university of its kind. 

Vision + values

The Mills and Northeastern merger fulfills a shared vision for a unique university that leverages Mills’ legacy in equity, social justice, and leadership by women and nonbinary people, and Northeastern’s tradition of diverse and inclusive global experiential learning and research.

New opportunities

Mills College at Northeastern carries forward Mills’ high standards as an educational innovator and community partner in the heart of Oakland, California. Students will benefit from the great reach of Northeastern’s global system of campuses and partners. And through the Mills Institute and partnerships, the Oakland campus provides new paths for pursuing inventive programs and experiences designed to have a positive impact on the world.

Portrait of Joseph E. Aoun, President of Northeastern University

“By joining together, Mills and Northeastern can reach new heights and have broader impacts on our world. This is our collective mission, our calling, our guiding star.”

Joseph E. Aoun
President, Northeastern University

“The new and unique programming we will create at Mills College at Northeastern will leverage the power of the West Coast. The campus will be fully enabled for research, learning, and partnership programs.”

Mary Ludden
Senior Vice President for Global Network and Strategic Initiatives, Northeastern University
Mary Ludden
Students working at laptops in classroom

Introducing the Mills Institute at Northeastern

In addition to a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees that will be offered by Mills College at Northeastern, we have created the Mills Institute to support curricular innovation, create a foundation for student success, and facilitate transformative learning, advocacy, and research.

Programming and community engagement initiatives will advance our commitment to leadership by women and nonbinary people, and to gender and racial justice.

More about the merger

We’ll be updating our FAQ about the merger regularly throughout the transition. Check back for the latest information.

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