Bishop State Community College

  • 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 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 4 community colleges within Mobile County, AL.
  • The nearest community college to Bishop State Community College is Virginia College-Mobile (5.0 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 110 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Bishop State Community College(AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty110 staff73 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Bishop State Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Bishop State Community College 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 Enrollment3,320 students1,756 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:128:1
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# Full-Time Students1,878 students1,004 students
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# Part-Time Students1,442 students752 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
1%
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% Hispanic
1%
2%
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% Black
58%
24%
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% White
37%
61%
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% Two or more races
-
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
-
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Diversity Score0.530.56
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College Completion Rate
9%
17%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$26,500$29,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,260 is less than the state average of $5,427. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,650 is less than the state average of $8,152. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,260$5,427
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,650$8,152
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Acceptance Rate100%61%

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Golf, SoftballBaseball, Basketball,
Golf, Softball,
Source: 2016 (or 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. There are seven off-campus sites located in Mobile and Washington counties -- Alma Bryant, Baker, Citronelle, McIntosh, Theodore and Semmes. 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 is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges, 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,  and the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.

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