General Information About Bishop State Community College
The Mission of Bishop State Community College is to provide high-quality educational opportunities and services that are responsive to individual and community needs for the citizenry of Mobile and Washington counties at an affordable cost. The College utilizes traditional and distance learning to accomplish its mission. Bishop State Community College fulfills its mission by offering the following: Transfer education designed to prepare students at the freshman and sophomore levels for transfer to other colleges and universities. General education courses in the liberal arts and sciences to support all college degree programs. Technical, vocational, occupational, and career education courses that prepare students for immediate employment, retrain existing employees, and promote local and state economic stability and competitiveness. Partnerships with business, industry, and professional groups to assess and fulfill training needs to meet workforce demands. Developmental education to assist individuals in order to improve learning skills and overcome educational deficiencies to bring their basic skills to a level appropriate for college-level work. Academic support services that include a learning resource center and basic skills activities that enhance instruction. Student support services that provide advising, counseling, tutoring, financial assistance and social and cultural activities for all students, including those with special needs. Continuing education and personal enrichment opportunities that support lifelong learning and the civic, social, and cultural quality of life. Conducive learning environments equipped with classroom technology and attractive physical campuses. Continuous assessment through research and development of programs and services and the utilization of results for improvement.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 2-year, Public
Special Learning Opportunities
- Distance learning opportunities
- Weekend/evening college
- Remedial services
- Academic/career counseling service
- On-campus day care for students' children
- Dual credit
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Less than 1 year certificate
- 1-2 years certificate
- Associate's degree
- City: Midsize
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants Full Time Retention Rate 50%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 5,332 Native American 24 Asian 86 African American 2,644 Hispanic 82 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,782 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0