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Miles College

Miles College is a historically black college founded in 1898. It is located in Fairfield, Alabama, six miles west of Birmingham. It is a private liberal arts institution of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Location

Address
5500 Myron Massey Blvd
City
Fairfield
State
AL

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1677
In State Tuition Fees
10224
Out State Tuition Fees
10224
ACT Score
16
SAT Score
Grade Point Average(GPA)
2.5
Male Female Ratio
46:54
Acceptance Rate
26%
Student Faculty Ratio
15:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
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.
Mascot
Golden Bears
Colors
Purple Gold
Conference
SIAC

College History

History

Miles College began organization efforts in 1893 and was founded in 1898 by the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church. It was chartered as Miles Memorial College, in honor of Bishop William H. Miles. In 1941 the name was changed to Miles College.

College Specialty

Specialty

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

Alumni

Alumni

Richard Arrington Jr. First African-American Mayor of the City of Birmingham U. W. Clemon First African-American federal judge in the State of Alabama Autherine Lucy 1952 First African-American to attend the University of Alabama Thales McReynolds Former NBA player Bennett M. Stewart Former Democratic U.S. Representative from Illinois. Paul A.G. Stewart The 50th Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and Vice Chairperson of Board of Trustees Miles College Cleopatra Tucker Politician, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2008 Marva Lewis Accountant at SOD

Campus

Campus

76 acres (310,000 m2)

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