Miles College was founded in 1898 by the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME) formerly known as the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church. The State of Alabama chartered it in 1905 as the Miles Memorial College primarily to educate young people of the African-American descent. Although still actively affiliated with the CME Church, various religious and cultures are represented in its present student body. It likewise maintains an open admission policy welcoming all students armed with high school education for the chance to complete a bachelor’s degree.
Considered as the only senior historically black college in the Metropolitan Birmingham Area, Miles College is ranked as the fastest growing member of the United Negro-College Fund (UNCF) in the nation. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate degrees. It offers programs leading to Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work, and Bachelor of Music Education through its six academic divisions namely: Division of Business and Accounting, Division of Communication, Division of Education, Division of Humanities, Division of Natural Science and Mathematics, Division of Social and Behavioral Science.
Located at 5500 Myron Massey Boulevard, Fairfield, Alabama, Miles College can be contacted through telephone number 205-929-1000. It is about two blocks from Birmingham’s Western-most city limit. Its mailing address is P.O. Box 39800, Birmingham, Alabama 35208.
Annual tuition amounts to $ 8,506.00 while comprehensive fee costs $ 658.00. Room rate ranges from $ 2,360.00 to $ 3,500.00 while board rate costs $ 2,500.00 annually. Various miscellaneous fees apply. Approximately 488 students are making use of on-campus housing facilities at present. The Chapel Forum is a graduation requirement wherein each student is required to attend at least twenty assemblies per semester. Students who are prevented from Chapel Forum attendance by work are required to file a letter with the Dean of Chapel for exception.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs or online classes, please contact Miles College.