Bishop State Community College

351 North Broad Street, Mobile
AL, 36603-5898
Tel: (251)405-7000
3,702 students
Public institution

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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 3,702 students (53% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
Bishop State Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Mobile County, AL.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Mobile (4.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Bishop State Community College 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

Student Body

The student population of 3,702 teachers has grown by 31% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,702 students
1,283 students
Bishop State Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,958 students
832 students
Bishop State Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,744 students
1,021 students
Bishop State Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Bishop State Community College sch enrollment Bishop State Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Bishop State Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Bishop State Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
63%
12%
Bishop State Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
34%
66%
Bishop State Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Bishop State Community College More (2008-2012)
Bishop State Community College sch ethnicity Bishop State Community College sta ethnicity
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. 0.49 0.45
Bishop State Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,140 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 42% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,410 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 41% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,140 $5,845
Bishop State Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,410 $10,047
Bishop State Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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Did You Know?
For Mobile public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $11,094 per year for in-state students and $12,729 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,578 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Mobile is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Mobile 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 0.52, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Mobile is Fortis College-Mobile. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.