Mills College in Oakland, California decided to earn some major progressive points by becoming the first all-female college in the nation to accept male-to-female transgender students. Now the school is facing a major “financial emergency.”
The school made the announcement to allow entry to men who “identify” as women back in August of 2014. The following academic year, the school received less than 1,000 applications from interested undergrads.
“The board of trustees announced that Mills is currently running a $9 million yearly operating deficit. The $9 million shortfall is about 16 percent of the school’s 2017 budget of $57 million,” reports The Daily Caller.
The school’s policy currently allows for all students “who self-identify as female” eligible to apply. “This includes students who were not assigned to the female sex at birth but live and identify as women at the time of application. It also includes students who are legally assigned to the female sex, but who identify as transgender or gender fluid,” reads the school’s site.