News Menu

News
View Latest Posts
View Subscriptions
Posting Instructions

Active Bloggers

Kamal Imani Kamal Imani
class of
HBCU CONNECT HBCU CONNECT
Central State University class of 1995
Ivan Butcher II Ivan Butcher II
class of
Kennedy Williams Kennedy Williams
Spelman College class of 2020
Reggie Culpepper Reggie Culpepper
Clark Atlanta University class of 1998
Anica Oaks Anica Oaks
class of 2012
Loren Moss Loren Moss
The Ohio St Univ class of 1991
PAT BARROW PAT BARROW
class of

Miles College Reverses a 5-year Enrollment Decline Despite COVID-19 Challenges

Miles College Reverses a 5-year Enrollment Decline Despite COVID-19 Challenges
Posted By: Ashley Sutton on November 13, 2020

FAIRFIELD, ALABAMA –Miles College experienced a significant increase in new student enrollment for the 2020-2021 academic school year, the largest in 5 years. Enrollment numbers show an increase of 40 percent in the number of Miles College students attending college for the first time.

As a result of the college welcoming its largest freshman class in the last 5 years, the college experienced a modest enrollment growth reversing a 5-year enrollment decline while navigating the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

Simultaneously, the college worked to improve the persistence of its returning students by retaining 75 percent of its eligible returning students.

"Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, we viewed this as an opportunity to emerge from a position of strength," said Bobbie Knight, Miles College President.



"I commend my team for being forward-thinking and actualizing innovation in our efforts to showcase the college's mission," said Knight.

The college implemented a comprehensive recruitment plan that included deploying an aggressive communications strategy in collaboration with Trellis Company and Federal Student Aid's Project Success Initiative and the diversification of the college's scholarship offerings.

"President Knight set ambitious goals for the college, which includes modernizing the way we recruit, retain and graduate students," said Michael Johnson, Vice President of Enrollment Management. "This accomplishment is the first step in reinventing ourselves and positioning the college to competitively provide an accessible and affordable educational experience for all our students," said Johnson.

Miles College admissions application for the 2021-2022 school year is now live at www.miles.edu.
If you enjoyed this article, Join HBCU CONNECT today for similar content and opportunities via email!
Comments
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Miles College Awarded $1.3 Million TRIO Grant for Student Support Services
Joann Bashinsky Establishes $168,000 Endowed Scholarship Fund at Miles College
Miles College Announces Grand Opening for its Student Health and Wellness Center
Latest News
HBCU Miles College Awarded $2 Million from IBM to Train Black Students in Modern Tech

HBCU Miles College Awarded $2 Million from IBM to Train Black Students in Modern Tech

Thanks to the major tech company's initiative to prepare the next generation of industry professionals, IBM and Miles College recently announced their collaboration for a brand-new comprehensive progr ...more
Kennedy Williams • 737 Views • November 24th, 2020
HBCU Jackson State Set to Receive Half a Million Dollars from Professional Golf Hall of Famer, Phil Mickelson!

HBCU Jackson State Set to Receive Half a Million Dollars from Professional Golf Hall of Famer, Phil Mickelson!

Jackson State University finds themselves on the receiving end of yet another big gesture from a big-time sports figure. After football legend, Deion Sanders signed on as the JSU head football coach e ...more
Kennedy Williams • 2,842 Views • November 24th, 2020
IBM Forms $2 Million Partnership with Alabama State University to Help Close Gap in STEM!

IBM Forms $2 Million Partnership with Alabama State University to Help Close Gap in STEM!

Alabama State University and IBM (International Business Machines) announced a joint educational partnership that includes access to the IBM Skills Academy focused on digital learning and technology s ...more
Reggie Culpepper • 1,249 Views • November 24th, 2020
TMCF and The University of Pennsylvania Hosts Webinar To Introduce Graduate Programs to HBCU Students

TMCF and The University of Pennsylvania Hosts Webinar To Introduce Graduate Programs to HBCU Students

The University of Pennsylvania and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund are teaming together to recruit top talent for the world-renowned research institution. Learn about the many graduate programs ...more
Reggie Culpepper • 278 Views • November 23rd, 2020
The Commercial Real Estate Industry Needs You!

The Commercial Real Estate Industry Needs You!

Prominent commercial real estate firms from across the country seek to hire high-performing college students for internships in brokerage, development, asset management, finance, marketing and so much ...more
Reggie Culpepper • 320 Views • November 22nd, 2020
Popular News
Louisiana Upholds Life Sentence to Black Man For Stealing Hedge Trimmers in 1997

Louisiana Upholds Life Sentence to Black Man For Stealing Hedge Trimmers in 1997

While this may not be HBCU related news, as an AFrican American male, I had to share this appalling decision by the Louisiana court system to keep a man in jail with a life sentence for such a petty c ...more
Will Moss • 368,964 Views • August 6th, 2020
Apple to Invest over $40 Million Dollars into HBCUs - Time to major in Computer Science!!!

Apple to Invest over $40 Million Dollars into HBCUs - Time to major in Computer Science!!!

On Tuesday Johnny C. Taylor, President and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund stopped by “NewsOne Now” to make a major announcement that could literally change the lives of thousands of HBCU st ...more
Will Moss • 110,497 Views • March 11th, 2015
Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith to  Donate $50 Million to Support STEM Students at HBCUs

Black Billionaire Robert F. Smith to Donate $50 Million to Support STEM Students at HBCUs

The Student Freedom Initiative announced today a $50 million personal gift from Robert F. Smith, philanthropist and Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. This gift matches the initial fu ...more
Will Moss • 62,325 Views • October 22nd, 2020
Kamala Harris Promises to Forgive Student Loan Debt for HBCU Graduates

Kamala Harris Promises to Forgive Student Loan Debt for HBCU Graduates

Harris promises to offer free tuition for low-income students at public and historically Black colleges Democratic VP candidate also pledges to forgive student-loan debt for HBCU graduates who earn ...more
Will Moss • 61,118 Views • September 10th, 2020
Travis Scott, Son of Two HBCU Graduates, Looking to Cover Tuition for 5 HBCU Students!

Travis Scott, Son of Two HBCU Graduates, Looking to Cover Tuition for 5 HBCU Students!

Travis Scott has offered to cover a semester of tuition for five students who are attending a historically Black college or university (HBCU). The “Highest In The Room” emcee took to Twitter to twe ...more
Will Moss • 55,538 Views • October 8th, 2020
Please Give Us a Like on Facebook!