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Miles College is a Historically Black College (HBCU) founded in 1905. Located in Fairfield, Alabama, it is a private liberal arts institution of the CME Church. In the United States, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) (a type of Minority Serving Institution or MSI) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African-American community. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Fairfield, founded in 1910 is a city located in Jefferson County, Alabama with a population of 12,381. ... The Christian Methodist Epsicopal Church is an historically black denomination within the broader context of Methodism. ...

Miles College offers degrees in Education, Business, Biology, and in various sciences. Their mascot is the Golden Bears. Miles College has a well know band known as the Miles Purple Marching Machine. Their current president is Dr. George French, Jr. And according to a recent non-profit organization, Miles College ranks 4th in the nation for graduating black college students.

Recently, Miles College purchased an old Birmingham hospital which doubled the size of the campus to 76 acres.

Miles College is also a member of the United Negro College Fund. United Negro College Fund logo The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is a Fairfax, Virginia-based American philanthropic organization that fundraises college tuition money for African-American students and general scholarship funds for 39 historically black colleges and universities. ...

Miles College Dormitories: BASS HALL, PITTS, MURCHISON, NEW-Men's, YELLOW (OFF CAMPUS), STAFF APARTMENTS (OFF CAMPUS) ==External links==Miles College- a senior, liberal arts, church-related College with roots in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and in the tradition of the Historically Black College- motivates and directs its students to seek holistic development that leads to intellectual, ethical, spiritual, and service oriented lives. Guided by these core values, the Miles College education involves students in rigorous study of the liberal arts as preparation for work and life-long learning. Students are engaged in the acquisition of verbal, technological and cultural literacy and encouraged in critical community participation-all as a prelude to responsible citizenship in the global society which they will help to shape. Miles College is also a member of the United Negro College Fund.

Students and faculty involvement in academic activities, participation in the arts, spirited athletic programs and an enriching community life characterizes the Miles College environment. Miles offers 25 Bachelor Degree programs in six academic divisions to an enrollment of more than 1,700 students. In addition to its traditional full-time student class schedule, Miles offers evening and weekend courses for working students who wish to continue study toward degrees.

Institutional Accreditations

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges for the award of Baccalaureate Degrees Alabama State Department of Education Council of Social Work Education

Academic Divisions

Business and Accounting Communications Educations Humanities Natural Sciences and Mathematics Social and Behavioral Sciences


Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Social Work

Location: Fairfield, Birmingham Metro Campus: 51 acres; 16 facilities

Campus Crime and Security Awareness

Tuition and Fees/Semester

Tuition: $2,975 Comprehensive Fee: $230 Board: $1,100 Room: $1,011-$1, 500 Financial aid and scholarships available to qualified applicants

Student/Teacher Ratio: 19.1

Student Body Demographics

97% African-American, 1% White, 2% Unreported 55% Women, 45% Men 92% Fulltime, 8% Part-time 58% Traditional student ages 21 & under 40% Adult student ages 22-49, 2% ages 50+ 65% commute from within the city 93% receive financial aid

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Miles College (870 words)
Miles College is a four-year, private, coed, liberal arts institution founded as Miles Memorial College in 1905 by the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church, which is now called the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME Church).
In 1908, the school was chartered under the laws of the State of Alabama as Miles Memorial College in honor of Bishop William H. Miles, a former slave and ex-minister in the postwar missions of the African Methodist denominations.
Miles College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.
BACHE (168 words)
Miles College is a Christian Methodist Episcopal Church related, historically Black, four-year liberal arts institution founded in 1905 to provide leadership to the Black community.
The College actively recruits students from diverse academic, economic, social, and racial backgrounds who manifest potential for academic achievement at the college level.
Miles College is open to all qualified persons regardless of race, religion, or national origin, and has a proud record of achievement in preparing teachers, ministers, and business and professional men and women for service to the community.
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