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

    Institution Type
    • 2-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • 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
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    Campus Setting
    • 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

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