Miles College Admissions

Costs, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Graduation Rates & More

Miles College Admissions Overview:

Miles College has open admissions, meaning that any interested applicants are able to attend. Students will still need to submit an application. Students will also need to submit high school transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores are also encouraged as part of the application.

Admissions Data (2016):

Miles College Description:

Founded in 1898, Miles College is a private, four-year college in Fairfield, Alabama, just west of Birmingham. Miles is a historically Black college affiliated with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. The school's roughly 1,700 students are supported by a healthy 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Miles offers a total of 28 bachelor’s degree programs across their divisions of Communications, Education, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Business and Accounting. Students stay active outside of the classroom, and Miles is home to a host of student clubs and organizations, as well as a fraternity and sorority system. The Miles  Golden Bears compete in the NCAA Division II Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) with sports including men’s and women’s basketball, track and field, and cross country. In recent years, the Golden Bears have been conference champions in both football and softball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,820 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,604
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,042
  • Other Expenses: $2,768
  • Total Cost: $22,614

Miles College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 91%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,933
    • Loans: $6,511

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, Social Work

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 56%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 13%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 17%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Football, Golf, Basketball
  • Women's Sport: Softball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Miles College Mission Statement:

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"Miles College is a senior, private, liberal arts Historically Black College with roots in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church that motivates and prepares students, through committed faculty, to seek knowledge that leads to intellectual and civic empowerment. The Miles College education engages students in rigorous study, scholarly inquiry, and spiritual awareness enabling graduates to become life-long learners and responsible   citizens who help shape the global society."

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