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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:  1,258 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Admissionswww.miles.edu/we-are-miles/admissions-and-enrollment
Apply Onlinewww.miles.edu/admissions-aid/how-apply
Financial Aidwww.miles.edu/office-financial-aid
Net Price Calculatormiles.clearcostcalculator.com/student/default/netpricecalculator/survey
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.miles.edu/administrative-capability#chapter=chapter-8511-Veterans-Educational-Benefits
Disability Serviceswww.miles.edu/office-disability-services
Athletic Graduation Ratesmilesgoldenbears.com/documents/2022/8/27/institutionreport-1.pdf
Mission Statement
  Miles College is a senior, private, liberal arts Historically Black College with roots in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Through dedicated faculty and staff, the College cultivates students to seek knowledge that leads to intellectual and civic empowerment. Students are transformed through rigorous study, scholarly inquiry, and spiritual awareness, thereby enabling graduates to become responsible citizens who help shape the global society.
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Placement services for completers
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
Christian Methodist Episcopal
Other Characteristics
Historically Black College or University
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Academic
Noncredit education offered
Institution does not offer noncredit education
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty7061
Instructional6861
Research and public service20
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 year2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Tuition and fees$12,464$12,714$12,464$12,7142.0%
Books and supplies$250$250$250$2500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,348$7,348$7,348$7,3480.0%
Other$2,832$2,832$2,832$2,8320.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,845$10,845$10,845$10,8450.0%
Other$2,992$2,992$2,992$2,9920.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,992$2,992$2,992$2,9920.0%
Total Expenses2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
On Campus$22,894$23,144$22,894$23,1441.1%
Off Campus$26,551$26,801$26,551$26,8010.9%
Off Campus with Family$15,706$15,956$15,706$15,9561.6%
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Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
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Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid135995%————
Grant or scholarship aid35795%$3,352,626$9,391
Federal grants28977%$1,864,019$6,450
Pell grants28977%$1,725,819$5,972
Other federal grants8523%$138,200$1,626
State/local government grant or scholarships14940%$250,677$1,682
Institutional grants or scholarships28776%$1,237,930$4,313
Student loan aid22359%$809,277$3,629
Federal student loans22359%$752,272$3,373
Other student loans51%$57,005$11,401
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Degree/certificate-seeking
Grant or scholarship aid11,32887%$10,986,334$8,273
Pell grants1,13274%$6,648,969$5,874
Federal student loans1,12974%$4,813,210$4,263
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
  • Institution did not report non-degree/non-certificate-seeking undergraduate students in 2021-2022.

  • 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.
2019-20202020-20212021-2022
Average net price$14,740$14,868$13,283
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2019-20202020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$14,497$14,181$12,521
$30,001 – $48,000$14,788$15,434$12,843
$48,001 – $75,000$16,893$17,921$14,950
$75,001 – $110,000$18,271$16,509$17,279
$110,001 and more$19,444$19,145$16,837
  • 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 awarded 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 2022
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)1,258
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment118
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 95%
Part-time: 5%Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 95%
Hispanic/Latino: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 3%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
U.S. Nonresident: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 85%
25 and over: 15%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 58%
Out-of-state: 42%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 9%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 84%
  • 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: 57%
Part-time students: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
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 without completing at the current 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, 71 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 26%
(*) 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 2014]
4-year: 14%
6-year: 24%
8-year: 25%
[Began in Fall 2016]
4-year: 15%
6-year: 26%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2014 or Fall 2016
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: 24%
Female: 30%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 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:
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 27%
Hispanic/Latino: 40%
White: 50%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2014-15
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 24%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 22%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 43%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2014-15
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 50%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 100%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2014-15
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 42%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 38%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 62%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2014-15
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 30%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 50%
[Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 25%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 63%
[Non-Pell]
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2021-2022
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
Accounting8
Business Administration and Management, General44
Management Information Systems, General1
Category total53
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other12
Category total12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications9
Category total9
Education
Biology Teacher Education0
Chemistry Teacher Education0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1
Elementary Education and Teaching0
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0
Mathematics Teacher Education0
Social Science Teacher Education0
Category total1
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General3
Category total3
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development9
Category total9
History
History, General2
Category total2
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 Science1
Category total1
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General2
Category total2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Social Work19
Category total19
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General9
Category total9
Visual and Performing Arts
Music Pedagogy0
Music, General10
Visual and Performing Arts, General2
Category total12
Grand total186
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 14
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $8,676
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: NCAA Division II with football
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
Baseball35
Basketball1918
Football107
Golf6
Softball17
Volleyball9
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1969)06/01/2033
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
 No Longer Recognized  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 schoolsAccredited since (10/17/2008)06/20/2013
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/100487.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery100
h. Aggravated assault310
i. Burglary377
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence010
b. Dating violence200
c. Stalking000
Arrests201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.121
b. Drug abuse violations002
c. Liquor law violations002
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault210
i. Burglary356
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence200
c. Stalking000
Arrests201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.111
b. Drug abuse violations002
c. Liquor law violations002
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%4.5%11.4%
Number in default03491
Number in repayment698753792
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)