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IPEDS ID: 101675
OPE ID: 00102800
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Miles College
5500 Myron Massey Blvd, Fairfield, Alabama 35064-2621
General information:  (205) 929-1000 x1645
Website:  www.miles.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,691 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
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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
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty10031
Instructional10031
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$9,896$10,490$11,014$11,4544.0%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$6,182$6,552$6,812$6,8961.2%
Other$2,248$2,768$2,768$2,7680.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,350$10,350$10,350$10,3500.0%
Other$2,288$2,928$2,928$3,1086.1%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,688$2,928$2,928$2,9280.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$19,326$21,010$21,794$22,3182.4%
Off Campus$23,534$24,968$25,492$26,1122.4%
Off Campus with Family$13,584$14,618$15,142$15,5822.9%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid143699%————
Grant or scholarship aid43398%$2,656,396$6,135
Federal grants39188%$1,871,212$4,786
Pell grants39188%$1,774,062$4,537
Other federal grants11326%$97,150$860
State/local government grant or scholarships4510%$30,337$674
Institutional grants or scholarships15034%$754,847$5,032
Student loan aid40090%$2,898,368$7,246
Federal student loans40090%$2,849,168$7,123
Other student loans72%$49,200$7,029
  • 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 aid11,56292%$10,463,629$6,699
Pell grants1,39282%$6,255,100$4,494
Federal student loans1,55492%$11,992,485$7,717
  • 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.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$13,354$15,031$15,213
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$12,810$14,558$14,741
$30,001 – $48,000$13,490$14,664$14,369
$48,001 – $75,000$16,462$16,687$17,533
$75,001 – $110,000$17,695$18,521$20,393
$110,001 and more$17,526$16,471$18,803
  • 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 2012
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)1,691
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment146
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 95%
Part-time: 5%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: 1%
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: 82%
25 and over: 18%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 49%
Out-of-state: 49%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
  • 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%
Part-time students: 44%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
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, 73 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 22%
(*) 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:
4-year: 6%
6-year: 20%
8-year: 23%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
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: 17%
Female: 26%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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: 29%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 50%
Two or more races: 33%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
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, General27
Category total27
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting5
Business Administration and Management, General41
Management Information Systems, General0
Category total46
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other18
Category total18
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications11
Category total11
Education
Biology Teacher Education0
Chemistry Teacher Education0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching0
Elementary Education and Teaching10
English/Language Arts Teacher Education4
Mathematics Teacher Education1
Social Science Teacher Education0
Category total15
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General2
Category total2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development6
Category total6
History
History, General0
Category total0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration34
Category total34
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General1
Category total1
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science2
Category total2
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General0
Category total0
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work15
Category total15
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General9
Category total9
Visual and Performing Arts
Music Pedagogy0
Music, General1
Visual and Performing Arts, General0
Category total1
Grand total187
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (with football) MenWomen
Baseball24
Basketball1515
Football68
Softball21
Track and Field, Outdoor1820
Track and Field, X-Country912
Volleyball10
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
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession130
Drug law violations033
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession030
Drug law violations021
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery001
Aggravated assault083
Burglary291
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault073
Burglary091
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate19.5%21.7%
Number in default144166
Number in repayment737762
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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