Bishop StateCollege Details

Email Address
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 351North Broad street
City Mobile
State Alabama
Zip 36603
Phone 251-690-6801
Total Enrollment 3661
Motto A Commitment to program of excellence
Level of Selectivity Non-competitive
Location Bishop State is located in downtown Mobile, which provides students with access to shopping and dining. Mobile is Alabama’s oldest city and only seaport and has a population of approximately 205,000. More than one-third of the population is African American. Points of interest include Bellingrath Gardens and Homes, Mobile’s historic district, Fort Gaines, and the U.S.S. Alabama Battleship Park. Annual events include the Senior Bowl Game and Mardi Gras Day.
History Bishop State Community College is a two-year, state-supported, comprehensive, coeducational college founded in 1927. Bishop State began as a branch of Alabama State University, called the Alabama State College Branch (Mobile Center). For several years it only provided extension courses for in-service teachers during the summer months. In September of 1936, the college was established as an all-year, two-year college. The college became a state junior college in 1965 and was officially named Mobile State Junior College. This move gave the institution its first independent legal status. The school was renamed S. D. Bishop State Junior College in 1971 to honor Dr. S. D. Bishop, the college’s first president. To more accurately reflect the growth and vocational offerings, the school became Bishop State Community College in 1989. As part of the Alabama College System, the state-supported network of two-year community, junior, and technical colleges, Bishop serves to provide high-quality educational opportunities to all residents of Alabama at an affordable cost. The main campus consists of six modern buildings situated on 9 acres. The two other campuses include Carver Campus, 414 Stanton Street, Mobile, Alabama 36617; and Southwest Campus, 925 Dauphin Isle Parkway, Mobile, Alabama 36605.
Band Program No
Religious Affiliation No
Accrediation Bishop State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees.
Costs per Year 2002–03 Tuition: $1824 (in-state); $3648 (out-of-state) Room and board: Not available Special fees: $400 Books: $700 Estimated total cost: $2924 (in-state); $4748 (out-of-state)
In State Tuition 1824
Out of State Tuition 3648
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 75
Financial-Aid Deadline 38584
Admission Deadline Open admissions.
Entrance Requirements High school diploma(or equivalent), an official high school transcript, proof of recent physical, and proof of immunization against measles; men aged 18 to 26 must provide proof of registration with selective service. No application fee.
Graduation Requirements Minimum of 96 quarter hours and completion of core requirements to include the following: 10 English, 15 science and mathematics, 10 social sciences, and 3 physical education.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 3,661 Instate: 2,080 Full-time undergraduates (men/women): 632/1134 Part-time undergraduates (men/women): 640/1255 Ethnic/racial makeup: African-American, 2,003; Hispanic, 121; Asian, 79; Native American, 51; Caucasian, 1,316; International, 91
Diversity 200
Student Life Campus Regulations: Class attendance required; cars must be registered; students must attend chapel. Campus Services: Health care, counseling, career planning and placement, child care, community service courses, remedial instruction, retention services, and chapel services. Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater, chorale, concerts, band, and dance. The College Bowl, an academic quiz contest, is a highlight each year. Students may work on the Newsline (student-run newspaper), the Sword (yearbook), or Around Campus, which publishes activities, important events, and happenings concerning the campus community.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 249 Student-teacher ratio: 15:1 Full-time faculty members: 139 Part-time faculty members: 110
Athletic Program Bishop State is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. Intercollegiate Sports: men’s basketball and women’s basketball. Intramural Sports: baseball. Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Bishop State College, 351 Broad Street, Mobile, Alabama 36603; Telephone: 251-690-6436.
School Calender August-June (quarter hours) One summer quarter.
Degrees Associate of Arts: Art; Economics; English; History; Liberal Arts; Political Science; Psychology; Social Science; Sociology Associate of Science: Accounting, Art, Biology, Business, Business Administration, Business Education, Chemistry, Child Care, Computer and Information Science, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Political Science, Pre-dentistry, Pre-law, Pre-professional Medicine, Respiratory Therapy, Science, Sociology, Speech, Teacher Aide Associate of Applied Science: Accounting Technician, Administrative Assistant/Secretarial Services, Biomedical Equipment Technology, Chemical Technology/Technician, Civil Engineering Technician, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Data Processing, Deaf Interpreter, Dietetic Technician, Drafting, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Medical Technology, Fire Services, Food Services Administration, Funeral Services and Mortuary Sciences, General Studies, Health Information Technology, Industrial Electronics Installer and Repairer, Instrumentation Technology/Technician, Library Technical Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Records Technician, Medical Technology, Multidisciplinary Studies, Nursing Assistant, Practical Nursing, Nursing (RN Training), Occupational Therapist, Office Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiographer, Respiratory Therapy, Retail Operations, Waste Water Management.
School Information
Featured School E-Yard HBCU Online Donate Now
Message to Students and Alumni Domain Names & Websites
Mentoring Certificates Earned Online
Give Us Feed Back Online Classes and Degrees View Videos
Make Donation

Developed & Maintained By MasterMind Solutions , ABS Designs