Miles Community College

2715 Dickinson Street
Miles City, MT 59301
Tel: (800)541-9281
422 students
Public institution
Miles Community College promotes student success and lifelong learning through accessible, quality programs and community partnerships.
School Highlights:
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Miles Community College serves 422 students (59.00% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the community college average of 20:1.
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Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority American and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.
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Miles Community College is the only community colleges within Custer County, MT.
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The nearest community college is Dawson Community College (70.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 19% over five years.
Miles Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 34 staff
61 staff
Miles Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 422 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.11 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 15% over five years.
Total Enrollment 422 students 1,296 students
Miles Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
Miles Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 249 students
815 students
Miles Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 173 students
1,025 students
Miles Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Miles Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Miles Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Miles Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Miles Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Miles Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Miles Community College White (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Miles Community College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Miles Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.11 0.53
Miles Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,830 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,680 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,830 $5,694
Miles Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,680 $10,252
Miles Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 181 250
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
Miles Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Miles Community College has come a long ways since its inception in 1939. Housed in parts of Custer County High School for 18 years, Miles Community College was Custer County Junior College back then. In 1957, we moved to the old train depot. Around 1967, the American Legion donated the land where Miles Community College sits, and the College began to grow. Although much has changed over the past 65 years, the reasons for coming to Miles Community College have not. Miles Community College offers quality programs. Students who did not graduate from high school can complete their GED on campus or online. MCC offers Associate of Arts and Science degrees with emphases in Elementary Education, Equine Studies, Paraprofessional Educator, Physical Education, Agribusiness, Biofuels, Business, and Pre-Engineering. An Associate of Science in Nursing is offered which train students to become registered nurses. MCC offers Associate of Applied Science degrees in Automotive Technology, Building Technology, Biofuels, Office Technology, Small Business Management, Energy Technology, Equine Studies, Health Information Technology (Coding or Medical Transcription), Information Technology (Graphic and Web Design Option or Networking and PC Maintenance Option), and Radiology Technology (partnership with Montana Tech College of Technology in Butte, MT). Certficate programs are offered in Agriculture, Automotive Technology, Building Technology, Accounting, Customer Relations, Entrepreneurship, Fundamentals of Business, Marketing and Sales, Health Information Technology (Coding or Transcription Option), Health Information Technology-Front Office Medical Assistant, Heavy Equipment Operations, and Paraprofessional Education. Many of these programs offer internships to help students participate in real, hands-on skills training already being used in the workplace. Also, with a professional-technical two-year degree or a one-year certificate, you can immediately enter the workplace, equipped with the appropriate skills employers want and desperately need. For those who want to go on and earn a four-year degree, we offer two-year transfer programs. After obtaining an Associate of Arts or Science, you can—if you wish—transfer to any of the four-year colleges/universities in Montana or any other postsecondary institution. Many of our students have transferred to universities in Montana, Texas, Washington, Idaho, North and South Dakota, Colorado, Virginia, New York, and many others. Miles Community College offers a variety of options for learners—day and night courses, on-campus and off-campus courses, non-credit or continuing education courses, customized workforce development programming, and online and video conferencing courses in over ten outreach sites through our eastern Montana partners. MCC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, Region IX, consisting of Junior Colleges from Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Colorado. MCC also participates in the Mon-Dak Basketball Conference with Junior Colleges from North Dakota and Montana. Athletic programs offered at Miles Community College include: men's baseball, women's volleyball, men's and women's basketball, cheerleading, golf, and rodeo.

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Did You Know?
For Montana public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,863 per year for in-state students and $8,693 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Montana community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.48, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Montana is Dawson Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.