We Are Miles

We believe that an education built on support and discovery has the power to change lives – and change the world. Welcome to your future.

Lifting Up One and All

Since the first students walked through our doors more than a century ago, we've aimed to empower. Today, we provide everything you need to claim your right to a life of opportunity.


How We Empower You

"We are an incubator for talent. We see your potential and your future before you do, and we tailor an experience to propel you."

Dr. Brigatti, Director of Alumni Affairs


In and of Birmingham

Miles College and the city of Birmingham are knit together by our joined efforts to desegregate Birmingham in the 60s. Today we're becoming an incubator for local entrepreneurship and a center for future-focused education.

Credit for Birmingham Photo: Robert S. Donovan, Wikimedia Commons

Miles People

Bala Baptiste, PhD

Communications Division Chair, Associate Professor

Baptiste is an inspiring instructor and the author, most recently, of Race and Radio: Pioneering Black Broadcasters in New Orleans.

Willie Snipes, Jr

Miles College Band Director

As a Miles student, Willie Snipes Jr. petitioned the college to start a music program. Today, he leads the award-winning Purple Marching Machine.


Bobbie Knight, President of Miles College

“We want people to say,

Something good and exciting is happening at Miles College.”