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Miles College

5500 Myron Massey Blvd, Fairfield, AL

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Miles College is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Fairfield, AL. A majority of historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. The school maintains a Christian Methodist Episcopal affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Miles College has an annual student enrollment of nearly a thousand.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Miles College offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Public Administration And Social Services

The school maintains an open enrollment policy, accepting all applicants that meet the minimum requirements for admission. Submission of school records, test scores, and admissions essays may be requested for certain programs. More information regarding admissions can be found at miles.edu.

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $12,000 for the year, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students may check the school's tuition calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. On-campus housing is available for students, which costs about $4,200 each year. Miles College may offer financial aid for students who qualify in the form of grants and loans.

The Miles College Golden Bears participate in a number of athletic programs, with competitions managed and overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs offered include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)

Contact information, tuition information, areas of study, and more may be accessed on school's website at http://www.miles.edu.

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Admission Requirements & Details

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Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Miles College is about 1,700.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $10,000-$12,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $430-$520 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships98%$5,773
Receiving Student Loans94%$8,615

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 15%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Miles College may offer services to students like:

  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Miles College is around 20%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years6%
Graduating in 5 Years7%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2008)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Security and Protective Services

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Communications and Journalism

  • Communication and Journalism (B)

Public Administration and Social Services


Family and Consumer Sciences

Social Sciences

English Language and Literature

Mathematics and Statistics


Computer and Information Sciences

Physical Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Music (B)
  • Visual and Performing Arts (B)
  • Music Pedagogy

Natural Resources and Conservation

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