Miles College


Miles College in greater Birmingham, Alabama is a Christian Methodist Episcopal Church-related, private, four-year liberal arts institution founded to provide leadership to the Black community. Established in 1905 by the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church (now the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church), its curriculum is formally and informally undergirded by attention to morality and ethics and to the perpetuation of Christian values.

The organization of the college was completed and chartered under the laws of the State of Alabama as Miles Memorial College in honor of Bishop William Henry Miles. But the name was not changed to Miles College until 1941. For most of its years of service, Miles has been the principal four-year collegiate institution open to Black students in metro Birmingham, and a high percentage of the Black educational and political leaders in the Birmingham area are Miles graduates.

Academic Merit

Miles College courses are organized by:

Social Sciences
Behavioral Sciences
Natural Sciences

Campus Life

Situated in a suburb of Birmingham, Miles College campus is located on a 35-acre campus with seventeen buildings. Miles College features a graduation rate among the highest in the country among HBCUs. Miles has renovated many buildings, raised the college’s endowment and completing special campus projects. Miles has also renovated residence halls, upgraded the athletic field, and Taggart Science Building.

ADDRESS: 5500 Myron Massey Blvd, Fairfield, AL
PHONE: 205-929-1000