Bishop State Community College

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School Overview

Bishop State Community College is a public two-year community and technical college in Mobile, Alabama.

Originally a part of Alabama State College in Montgomery, Alabama, the school was founded in 1927 and was established as a two year college in 1936.

Bishop State was officially named an “Alabama State College Branch Mobile Center” in 1965 by the state legislature. The school went through various name changes. For several years the college was known as Mobile State Junior College. In 1991, Carver State Community College and Southwest State Technical College were combined by the Alabama State Board of Education to create Bishop State Community College.

Caldwell School, a historic elementary school built for African American children in 1947, is part of Bishop State Campus.

General Information

Admission Office

351 North Broad Street

Mobile, AL 36603-5898

(251) 405-7000

Fax: (251) 438-5403

Contact: Wanda Daniels

Director of Admissions
Main Address

351 North Broad Street

Mobile, AL 36603-5898

(251) 405-7000

Total undergrads: 2,820

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,820


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

College Majors

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management A

Communications Technologies

Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General A

Construction Trades

Carpentry C
Electrician C
Masonry/Tile Setting C
Pipefitting C


Early Childhood Education C
Education – General A

Engineering Technologies

Civil Engineering/Technology A
Drafting and Design Technology A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Emergency Medical Technology C
Medical Records Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Physical Therapy Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair C
Automotive Technology C
Diesel Mechanics C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetology C
Culinary Arts/Related Services A,C
Funeral Services/Mortuary Science A

Security & Protective Services

Fire Services Administration A
Law Enforcement Administration A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Bishop State Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (251) 405-7000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 351 North Broad Street, Mobile, AL 36603-5898
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,846
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,305 (81% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $4,740
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,610
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 89%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,386

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Bishop State Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Bishop State Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 22
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Construction Trades 2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 14
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 22
Health Professions and Related Programs 33
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 5
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Personal and Culinary Services 32
Precision Production 3
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Grand total 2218

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Bishop State Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $4,740
Out-of-state $8,610
Books and supplies $1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 558 89%
Grant or scholarship aid 556 89% $5,386
Student loan aid 0 0% $0

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,328 81% $4,111
Federal student loans 0 0% $0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Bishop State Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Bishop State Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Bishop State Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,846
Undergraduate enrollment 2,846
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Bishop State Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
  • American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation
    • Funeral Service Education (FUSER) - Institutions and programs awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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