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Miles College
5500 Myron-Massey Boulevard
Fairfield, Alabama 350640937
(205) 929-1000
Contact: Christopher Robertson
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College Overview  
     Our noble Founders, who saw educated leadership as the paramount need in the Black Community, would be proud of how well their dream is being realized through academic and core-curricular offerings.
     Miles College- a senior, liberal arts, church-related College with roots in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and in the tradition of the Historically Black College- motivates and directs its students to seek holistic development that leads to intellectual, ethical, spiritual, and service oriented lives. Guided by these core values, the Miles College education involves students in rigorous study of the liberal arts as preparation for work and life-long learning. Students are engaged in the acquisition of verbal, technological and cultural literacy and encouraged in critical community participation-all as a prelude to responsible citizenship in the global society which they will help to shape. Miles College is also a member of the United Negro College Fund.
     Students and faculty involvement in academic activities, participation in the arts, spirited athletic programs and an enriching community life characterizes the Miles College environment. Miles offers 25 Bachelor Degree programs in six academic divisions to an enrollment of more than 1,700 students. In addition to its traditional full-time student class schedule, Miles offers evening and weekend courses for working students who wish to continue study toward degrees.

Online Admissions Application: http://www.miles.edu/
Quick Facts
Undergrad Population: 4638
Graduate Population: 44
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $9896
Out of State Tuition: $5798
Room & Board: $6182
Applications Due: July 15th ($25)
Conference: Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot: HBCU Connect
Online Classes: no
Percent Men: 44%
Percent Women: 56%
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Majors Offered
•Visual and Performing Arts, General

•Business Administration and Management, General
•Management Information Systems, General

•Computer Systems Networking and •Telecommunications

•Environmental Science

•Biology Teacher Education
•Early Childhood Education and Teaching
•English/Language Arts Teacher Education
•Mathematics Teacher Education
•Social Science Teacher Education

•Child Development
•Social Work

•English Language and Literature, General
•History, General
•Political Science and Government, General

•Mathematics, General

•Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

•Music Pedagogy
•Music, General

•Biology/Biological Sciences, General
•Chemistry, General

•Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

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Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
Choral Groups, Marching Band, Radio Station, Sororities, Television Station
College History
     In 1898, Miles College was founded by the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church, now the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (C.M.E.) and chartered by the State of Alabama in 1905 as Miles Memorial College to educate African-American young people. The college is still supported by and affiliated with the CME Church, although the faculty and student body represent many religions and cultures, national and international. For over 100 years of survival in a difficult environment, Miles College has held steadfast in its goal of providing a quality college education while challenging and molding the minds of future leaders. During our centennial celebration, we observed our rich heritage as Metropolitan Birmingham’s only senior Historically Black College and the impact it has made in the lives of more than 8,000 alumni of Miles College including two mayors of Birmingham, judges, physicians, business leaders, legislators and teachers.
     Miles College is physically located within the city limits of Fairfield, Alabama and is just two blocks from the western-most city limit of Birmingham. Throughout its history, Miles has maintained and continues to maintain an ‘open’ admissions policy that invites all students with a high school education who demonstrate the potential for and commitment to earning a baccalaureate degree.
     While many smaller colleges have faced declining enrollment, Miles College has been ranked as the fastest growing United Negro College Fund (UNCF) member in the nation. The geographic diversity among our students: 36% of our first time students are residents of Alabama, 14% from Georgia, 7% from each of Illinois and Florida, 6% from California and the remaining 30% from 27 additional states.
     Alumni of Miles College number 5,200 in the state of Alabama and 4,600 of those live in greater Birmingham contributing to its progress as leading educators, preachers, business executives, entrepreneurs, politicians and community leaders. The mobility of our alumni is evidenced by the growing demographic diversity of our students and leads to the belief that the impact of a Miles College education is widening the scope of enriched contributions throughout society. We are proud to continue a long standing tradition to educate students who otherwise could not attend college because of their lack of academic preparation, test scores or their lack of funds while also providing an honors curriculum for academically gifted students.
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