Bishop State Community College

351 North Broad Street
Mobile, AL 36603-5898
Tel: (251)405-7000
3,320 students
Public institution
Bishop State Community College is a state-supported, open-admission, urban community college located in Mobile, Alabama. The College consists of four city campuses, dedicated to serving the residents of Mobile and Washington counties in southwest Alabama. The College is part of the Alabama College System, the state-supported network of two-year community, junior, and technical colleges that serves the residents of Alabama.
School Highlights
Bishop State Community College serves 3,320 students (57% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
Bishop State Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Mobile County, AL.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Mobile (4.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 110 teachers has declined by 44% over five years.
College Bishop State Community College (AL) Community College Avg.
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 110 staff
70 staff

Student Body

The student population of 3,320 has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,320 students 1,398 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
# Full-Time Students 1,878 students
869 students
# Part-Time Students 1,442 students
676 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Non Resident races
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. 0.53 0.56

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $4,140 is equal to the state average of $4,140. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,410 is equal to the state average of $7,410. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,140 $4,140
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,410 $7,410
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The four campuses make Bishop State the most convenient college option in Mobile. All four campuses -- Main, Baker-Gaines Central, Carver and Southwest -- are located within the city limits. The Main and Baker-Gaines Central campuses offer day-care services for parents enrolled in Bishop State classes. There are seven off-campus sites located in Mobile and Washington counties -- Alma Bryant, Baker, Citronelle, Mary Montgomery, McIntosh, Theodore and Washington County high schools. Bishop State offers high quality educational and support services in each of the College's six academic divisions: Education, Humanities, Natural Science and Mathematics, Business and Economics, Social Sciences, and the Health-Related Professions. Bishop State offers academic and institutional scholarships, athletic scholarships, Federal Pell grants, work study programs and other forms of financial assistance. Bishop State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Alabama State Board of Education, the National League for Nursing, the Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education, the American Culinary Federation Education Institute Accrediting Commission, the American Board of Funeral Service Education, and the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.

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