Bishop State Community College in Mobile

Mobile, AL

Bishop State Community College offers 123-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1. 1 high safety campus. 41.3% are women, and 58.7% are men. 2% percents of international students. Bishop State Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Bishop State Community College is 4805$, that is at the level of national average. 10% of full-time Bishop State Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $21,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Bishop State Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Bishop State Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$4,764
$30,001 - $48,000$4,970
$48,001 - $75,000$5,898
$75,001 - $110,000$6,715



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


2783 of Bishop State Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 84 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Bishop State Community College number 28 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Alabama.

Students at Bishop State Community College awarded 4 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Bishop State Community College.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Bishop State Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

10% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Bishop State Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Bishop State Community College is 19:1, that means that for every 19 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Bishop State Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Bishop State Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Alabama.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 351 North Broad Street address in Mobile, Alabama.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Bishop State Community College with 0.06% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Bishop State Community College offers 123 programs in total: 54 are for Associate's degree, 36 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 33 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 94 universities in Alabama state, with one of the highest number of 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate. Bishop State Community College is one of the few institutions in Alabama that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Alabama state average data to help you compare.


Bishop State Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2545 students with 76360 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Bishop State Community College

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We were looking into my daughter attending this college, but after all of the horrible reviews I've read I'm very concerned. If anyone has any suggestions or any more information about this place could you please let me know specifics.

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The worst school I have ever attended their unorganized, unprofessional, rude, I feel so bad for any student especially existing highschool Student beware the will not advise you properly, the admissions is discouraging they make black people look bad and the white staff have nasty attitudes as well Just throw the entire school in the 🚮 How is it these full-time student who are getting grant money in their Name not have enough money to pay for books, or anything they may need to successfully finish each semester The financial department will make an excuse to take away most of all your pell Grant coming up with some type of fee for their school! But the money is in the student Name! The school is in the black community and the downfall of most students who enroll! SHAME ON YOU BISHOP STATE! SHUT THIS SCHOOL DOWN AND RELOCATE IT PLEASE FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE FUTURE!!

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If you are looking for a college I suggest you guys look elsewhere. The financial aid office is a joke and very rude , most of the time you can't even get in touch with anyone

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Bishop State is really a great place to start, they have a lot to offer students....from resources, a great learning center where you can go get help for classes you may need tutoring in, and also really great instructor's that actually care to help students learn and succeed. It's not just a community college, but the opportunity for you is so much bigger! Anyone who is looking for an affordable college where you can benefit from so many great resources and learning skills to help you become successful...... Bishop State is the place for you! I love it! #PTA student

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The department dealing with transcripts is very unprofessional and rude. I have been trying for four months to get three copies of my transcript. They sent one although I put 3 where it asked how many. I mailed in another request for two more. I never received them. I emailed the admissions department to see what happened. They responded back asking where to send it and I responded. However, I never received them. I then called and was told to do another request. I did another request in September. I just spoke with them only to tell me that they sent only one again on October 3rd. Her reason was because I only had one place listed to send and she didn't see why they would need two copies. So I then had to explain that it was going to the same place. Once received, the department would see to it that all three committee members got a copy. I shouldn't have had to explain that since on the request I asked for two. Furthermore more it's not for her to know why! What's the purpose of putting the number needed on the form if they only send the number they feel should be sent. No where on the transcript request does it ask why you need them. It just ask how many. I now have to send off another request for the third one. By the time I request another one and wait for it in the mail, it will be past the deadline at my job. I will have to wait until next year. This has been four months of nonsense.

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Location & Website

Address: 351 North Broad Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2514057000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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