Bishop State Community College


Highest Degree Offered: Associates

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Alabama


Bishop State is a state-supported, open-admission, urban community college located in Mobile, Alabama, consisting of four city campuses dedicated to serving the residents of Mobile and Washington counties. We are part of the AL College System, the state-supported network of 2-year community, junior and tech colleges that serve the residents of AL. We offer transfer programs for students wanting to continue their education at a 4-year school, or for those who seek to start careers right away, our 1- and 2-year career programs can put students on the fast track to rewarding jobs. Bishop State instructors are in touch with labor-market trends and job requirements, so students can be assured they will get the education they need for success.

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 3215

Undergraduate Students: 3215
Faculty: 107

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 30:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 30:1

Contact Information

351 North Broad Street
Mobile Alabama 36603


Main Email:

Main Phone: 251-405-7000

Additional Campuses:
Baker-Gaines Central Campus
1365 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.
Mobile, AL 36603-5362

Carver Campus
414 Stanton Street
Mobile, AL 36617

Southwest Campus
925 Dauphin Island Parkway
Mobile, AL 36605-3299

Admissions Contact:
(251) 405-7000

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Dr. Timothy Broughton
Director, Athletics
(251) 405-7000

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Minimum GPA for Applying:
A transfer student whose cumulative GPA at the transfer institution(s) is 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale will be admitted on Clear academic status. A student whose cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 scale will be admitted only on Academic Probation.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Bishop State does not publish minimum/maximum credit requirements for transfer.

Credits (Min/Max):
A transfer grade of "D" will be accepted when the transfer student's cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above.

Test Scores for Applying:
Bishop State does not publish a requirement for the submission of standardized test scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Bishop State does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
Bishop State does not publish a requirement for the submission of an essay, nor does it ask for one with your application.

Application Fee:
There is no fee to apply.

Other Requirements:

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Transfer Statistics

Transfer-Out Rate for Community Colleges:

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Tuition and Fees – In-State:

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Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Our financial aid staff seizes every opportunity to provide grants, scholarships, and employment assistance to help students develop technical skills, educational competencies and desirable work habits and ethics vital to their success.

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