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The College Hour is doing something different. We are not going to put HBCU's by states, region or in alphabetical order. We are hoping that you stretch your mind and look at a lot these institutions because they all have a lot to offer. Choosing an institution is a very important decision and shouldn't be taken lightly. The majority of students and parents choose a school a lot of times because of financial reasons. Some choose because we don't want to be far from home. I hope you take this thought into consideration. Choose a school on the strength of it's ability to get you where you want to go in life. I say this because there is a prevailing thought that the ice is colder from someone else's refrigerator. This fallacy is further from the truth than people realize. Statistics show from the 2010 Department of Education that over 40 % of African Americans that received Bachelor Degrees came from HBCUs. Over 70% of African American Doctors and Dentist come from HBCU's. Over 50% of African American Engineers come from HBCUs. Now take this thought with you. HBCUs only make up only 3% of Colleges and Universities in this country. These institutions also have close ties to corporations and foundations for employment and for raising capital for their endowment and working capital. HBCUs give a sense of belonging, self pride and the thought of experimenting and failure is just a learning experience of something not to do again and try another approach to get the answer. The College Hour recognizes that HBCU's are not for everyone. If you are thinking about going to College, GO TO COLLEGE. It is one of the greatest experience that you will have in your life.

But, if you decide to go to college, go to a HBCU!!!!!

 

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          Miles College

Miles College was founded by the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in 1896 in Booker, Al now named Docena City, Al. The college was named after Bishop William H. Miles who was born into slavery in 1828. As an adult he joined the CME church and rose to the rank of Bishop. Who was highly respect in the church. Bishop Miles was the church as an expression of Black Freedom and self-governance. Mile College was the 6th HBCU founded by the CME church.

The College was chartered by the State of Alabama as the Mile Memorial College in 1905. In 1907, the school changed it's curriculum to college courses in Mathematics, Literature, Latin, Greek, Psychology and History. The school enrollment grew to 575 students until the great depression. Then enrollment drop to just over 300 students. The 1930's were hard on the school. In 1936, William A. Bell resumed as president of the school and raised more funds and put the school in financial order. The school changed it's name in 1941 to Miles College.

By 1948 Miles College had over 1200 students. In 1969, Miles College was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). In 1974, Miles College established a law school. The Law school was created to help off set the disproportionate number of African American Lawyers in Alabama. The Law School is not accredited by the American Bar Association but graduates from the law school can take the state bar exam of Alabama. The school has continued to grow and meet the needs of it's citizens and it's community. This is a must see College.

Academia:                                                                                                                       Athletics
Division of Business and Accounting                                                          Men's Sports                   Women's Sports
Division of Communications                                                                      Baseball                           Softball
Division of Education                                                                                Basketball                        Basketball
Division of Humanities                                                                              Cross Country                  Cross Country
Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences                                                  Football                           Volleyball
Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics                                            Golf                                 Track and Field

Miles College Home Page Link Below:
MC Home Page

Miles College
5500 Myron Massey Boulevard
Fairfield, Alabama 35064
205.929.1000

Miles College Admissions Link Below:
Admissions

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