November 14, 2022 – Shelton State Community College and Miles College have partnered to create scholarship opportunities and a pathway to earning a bachelor’s degree. The institutions’ leaders will sign an articulation agreement during a ceremony Wednesday, November 16, at 11:00 a.m. at SSCC’s Martin Campus (9500 Old Greensboro Road, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405).
There are four components to the agreement including a collaborative and seamless transfer process, scholarship eligibility, reverse transfer credit, and student services.
“We are proud to partner with Miles College, a fellow HBCU, to increase opportunities for Shelton State students,” said Chris Cox, Ph.D., Shelton State Community College President. “This agreement provides access to a world-class institution and helps further our goal of educating Alabama’s future workforce.”
Shelton State students will be considered for admission to Miles College after earning an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science with up to a maximum of 64 semester hours transferring. Additionally, Shelton State students will be required to have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
The new partnership will provide reciprocal privileges for use of Miles College’s Library Resource Center, College and Career Center, as well as admission to athletic events. There are also opportunities for advising from both Shelton State and Miles College.
“We are extremely pleased and happy to enter into this agreement. The partnership will provide a solid educational pathway for our next-generation leaders. Miles College students, faculty, and staff eagerly await the arrival of our Golden Bear students,” said Bobbie Knight, J.D., President of Miles College.
About Shelton State Community College
Shelton State Community College, an accredited, two-year institution in the Alabama Community College System, offers over 30 associate degrees in technical and health services programs. Shelton State, located in Tuscaloosa, is one of six Historically Black Community Colleges in Alabama and one of only 12 in the nation. For nearly 70 years, the College has educated students in West Alabama and is an institution where academic skills transfer to workplace skills through progressive partnerships with local industry. SSCC is a member of the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) and competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) at the Division I level. The institution holds 29 NJCAA Region XXII Division I titles in men’s and women’s basketball and baseball, 13 National Championships in competitive cheerleading, and seven recognitions as an Academic Team of the Year for softball. For more information about Shelton State, visit www.sheltonstate.edu.
About Miles College
Founded in 1898 Miles College is located in Fairfield, Alabama. We are a private, liberal arts Historically Black College with roots in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. The College through dedicated faculty cultivates students to seek knowledge that leads to intellectual and civic empowerment. Students are transformed through rigorous study, scholarly inquiry, and spiritual awareness, thereby enabling graduates to become responsible citizens who help shape the global society. Miles College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Dr. Steven E. Hairston
Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Development
Shelton State Community College
Director of Media and Communication