Bishop State Community College

Bishop State Community College

Bishop State Community College is a state-supported community college located in Mobile, Alabama. It was founded in the summer of 1927 as a branch of the Alabama State College System. Bishop State was established as a two-year College in September 1936. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

Bishop State's campus boasts of an active student life. There are several clubs and organizations on campus, including the Health Occupations Students of America, Bishop State Community College Choir, Phi Theta Kappa and the Students in Free Enterprise club. The college also offers financial aid to its needy students.

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Contacting Bishop State Community College

Bishop State Community College
351 North Broad Street
Mobile , AL 36603-5898
General Phone: (251) 405-7000

Bishop State Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts106liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine89EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Transportation55truck and bus driver
Beauty and Cosmetology29cosmetology, barber
Family and Social Work23foodservice management, child care management
Engineering Technician19civil engineering tech, electronics tech, instrumentation tech, HVAC tech, drafting
Construction Trades17apparel and textile manufacture, masonry, carpentry, electrician, plumbing
Medical Administration17medical records tech, medical transcription
Therapy and Counseling15physical therapist assistant
Mechanics and Repair11jewelrymaking, autobody repair, diesel mechanics
Production Trades11tool and die tech, welding
Media10graphic communications courses
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science
Business and Management7accounting technology
Funeral and Mortuary Science4funeral and mortuary
Office and Administration1administrative assistant

Number of programs and degrees for Bishop State Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years6917
Associate's degree26818
Award of less than 1 academic year859

Bishop State Community College Student Body

Bishop State Community College is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Bishop State Community College had a total enrollment of 2,811 students (1,848 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 40%
Black 54%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 18%
18-19 17%
20-21 16%
22-24 11%
25-29 12%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown8%

Bishop State Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 35 %
Part-Time 27 %

Bishop State Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Mobile, Alabama for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Alabama Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Bishop State Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,700
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,830
Books and supplies $ 1,204

Financial Aid:
Bishop State Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 103000)

Bishop State Community College Faculty

Bishop State Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track26
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1319

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year4$39,2212*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$39,2212*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year38$54,67155$51,933
All faculty totalacademic year38$54,67155$51,933

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Bishop State Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports12627

Bishop State Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Manufacture
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Instrumentation Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Watchmaking and Jewelrymaking

Graphic Communications, Other

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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Bishop State Community College Highlights

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What Sets Bishop State Community College Apart:

% of degrees in transportation
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%Bishop State Community College % of degrees in transportation
% of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 11%Bishop State Community College % of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
% students on athletic fin. aid
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 11%Bishop State Community College % students on athletic fin. aid
Minority % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Bishop State Community College Minority % of student body
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Bishop State Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of degree programs
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 16%Bishop State Community College Number of degree programs
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Bishop State Community College Female % of student body
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Bishop State Community College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in medical administration
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%Bishop State Community College % of degrees in medical administration
% of degrees in family and social work
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Bishop State Community College % of degrees in family and social work

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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