Bishop State Community College

351 North Broad Street
Mobile, AL 36603
Tel: (251)405-7000
3,803 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 3,803 students (57% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
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 109 teachers has declined by 51% over five years.
College Bishop State 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 109 staff
61 staff
Bishop State Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,803 has grown by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,803 students 1,315 students
Bishop State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1
Bishop State Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,164 students
815 students
Bishop State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,639 students
1,061 students
Bishop State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Bishop State Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Bishop State Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Bishop State Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Bishop State Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Bishop State Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Bishop State Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Bishop State Community College More (2008-2013)
% Non Resident races
Bishop State Community College Non Resident (2008-2013)
Bishop State 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. 0.52 0.70
Bishop State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,200 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,530 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,200 $5,590
Bishop State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,530 $10,086
Bishop State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 94%
Bishop State Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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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