Miles College

Miles College

Miles College is a private, liberal arts college located in Fairfield, Alabama. The Colored Methodist Episcopal Church established the school in 1905. It is an associate of the United Negro College Fund. The college was named in honor of Bishop William H. Miles. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. The campus is spread across an area of 50 acres.

Miles College's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. They participate in sports like volleyball, track, baseball, basketball, football, softball and cross country. Its official mascot is the Golden Bears. They participate in the NCAA Division II and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

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Miles College
5500 Myron Massey Blvd
Fairfield , AL 35064
General Phone: (205) 929-1000

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Miles College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management58business management, accounting, MIS
Family and Social Work31child development, social work
Media27communication and journalism
Science24biology, chemistry
Security and Law Enforcement23criminal justice and administration
Liberal Arts23English, political science, history
Education and Teaching17early childhood education, English teaching, math teaching, social science teaching, biology teaching
Computer Science and Engineering13computer networking
Music3music, music pedagogy
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science
Art Studies0visual and performing arts

Number of programs and degrees for Miles College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree22023

Miles College Student Body

Miles College is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Miles College had a total enrollment of 1,210 students (1,856 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 1%
Black 92%
Hispanic 0%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 33%
20-21 23%
22-24 16%
25-29 14%
30-34 6%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York1%
South Carolina1%
North Carolina1%

Miles College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 89 %

Miles College Room and Board (2007)

Miles College offers campus housing for 715 of its 1,856 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Fairfield, Alabama for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Alabama Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Miles College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,968
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,968
Room and board $ 5,416
Room charge $ 3,182
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,334
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,867

Financial Aid:
Miles College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 102800)

Miles College Faculty

Miles College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year4$50,7892*
Associate professorcalendar year1*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*2*
Instructorcalendar year1*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year6$49,7728$37,373

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$40,0591*
Associate professoracademic year3$36,5682*
Assistant professoracademic year8$38,66111$34,461
Instructoracademic year26$31,89633$29,311
Lectureracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year41$34,23147$30,803

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Miles College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports02020

Miles College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

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

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Social Work

Liberal Arts
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

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

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checked Christian Methodist Episcopal affiliation
checked Open admission
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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