• 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 2,846 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,846 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,260
  • Out-state tuition: $7,650
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 72%
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

The teacher population of 211 teachers has grown by 22% over five years.
Bishop State Community College
(AL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
211 staff
153 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Bishop State Community College has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The Bishop State Community College diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,846 students
1,944 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,363 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,483 students
1,075 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Bishop State Community College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
168 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
1%
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% Hispanic
2%
5%
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% Black
64%
26%
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% White
28%
58%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
n/a
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score
0.51
0.59
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College Completion Rate
22%
27%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Bishop State Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$26,500
$29,700
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Bishop State Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of AL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,260 is more than the state average of $4,077. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,650 is more than the state average of $7,206. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,260
$4,077
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,650
$7,206
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
89%
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Acceptance Rate
100%
78%
This chart display the percent admitted of Bishop State Community College and the community college average percent admitted of AL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
SAT Reading
n/a
530
SAT Math
n/a
545
ACT Composite
n/a
23
ACT English
n/a
21
ACT Math
n/a
22

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Softball
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,846 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,260
  • Out-state tuition: $7,650
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 72%
  • Source: Verified school update

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