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OPE ID: 00102800
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Miles College
5500 Myron Massey Blvd, Fairfield, Alabama 35064-2621
General information:  (205) 929-1000 x1645
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,782 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Net Price
Athletic Graduation
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.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Christian Methodist Episcopal
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Other Characteristics
Historically Black College or University
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty9233
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$10,490$11,014$11,454$11,6041.3%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$6,552$6,812$6,896$7,0422.1%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,350$10,350$10,350$10,3500.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$21,010$21,794$22,498$22,6140.5%
Off Campus$24,968$25,492$26,112$26,082-0.1%
Off Campus with Family$14,618$15,142$15,762$15,732-0.2%
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Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid1402100%————
Grant or scholarship aid39899%$2,312,544$5,810
Federal grants36490%$1,766,606$4,853
Pell grants36490%$1,666,703$4,579
Other federal grants11729%$99,903$854
State/local government grant or scholarships9022%$49,072$545
Institutional grants or scholarships8722%$496,866$5,711
Student loan aid37793%$2,963,426$7,861
Federal student loans37593%$2,661,258$7,097
Other student loans4712%$302,168$6,429
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,52692%$9,491,823$6,220
Pell grants1,40985%$6,447,417$4,576
Federal student loans1,54192%$11,976,383$7,772
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$14,875$15,541$16,629
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$14,401$15,072$16,128
$30,001 – $48,000$14,507$14,700$17,870
$48,001 – $75,000$16,530$17,864$18,714
$75,001 – $110,000$18,364$20,724$18,144
$110,001 and more$16,314$19,134$19,101
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)1,782
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment145
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 96%
Part-time: 4%Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 97%
Hispanic/Latino: 0%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 2%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 83%
25 and over: 17%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 62%
Out-of-state: 29%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 10%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 52%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
  • Interpret data with caution due to small cohort. There were only two students who fit this criteria, and neither happened to register for the following fall semester.
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 76 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 20%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 4%
6-year: 15%
8-year: 15%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 8%
6-year: 20%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 14%
Female: 27%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Black or African American: 21%
Hispanic/Latino: 0%
White: 0%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General19
Category total19
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General33
Management Information Systems, General2
Category total40
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other16
Category total16
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications17
Category total17
Biology Teacher Education0
Chemistry Teacher Education0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0
Elementary Education and Teaching8
English/Language Arts Teacher Education3
Mathematics Teacher Education0
Social Science Teacher Education1
Category total12
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General3
Category total3
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development21
Category total21
History, General8
Category total8
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration34
Category total34
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General3
Category total3
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science3
Category total3
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1
Category total1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work13
Category total13
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General2
Category total2
Visual and Performing Arts
Music Pedagogy1
Music, General4
Visual and Performing Arts, General1
Category total6
Grand total198
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
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Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 32
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 2
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $9,896
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Track and Field, Outdoor16
Track and Field, X-Country119
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1969 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools10/17/2008 -  Accredited
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession300
Drug law violations330
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession300
Drug law violations210
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault833
Motor vehicle theft000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault731
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate16.8%22.0%19.5%
Number in default144169144
Number in repayment853766737
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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