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Study at Bishop State Community College

Bishop State Community College is a state-supported community college located in Mobile, Alabama. It was founded in the summer of 1927 as a branch of the Alabama State College System. Bishop State was established as a two-year College in September 1936. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics. Bishop State's campus boasts of an active student life. There are several clubs and organizations on campus, including the Health Occupations Students of America, Bishop State Community College Choir, Phi Theta Kappa and the Students in Free Enterprise club. The college also offers financial aid to its needy students.

Profile of Bishop State Community College

Bishop State Community College is found in Mobile, Alabama. Mobile is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate's degree at Bishop State Community College.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in family and social work and beauty and cosmetology.

Bishop State Community College Selectivity

Bishop State Community College accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Bishop State Community College has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 2, 811 in 2007 at the school.

Bishop State Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts156general studies, interdisciplinary studies, liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine73registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, EMT paramedic
Transportation57truck and bus driver
Beauty and Cosmetology53cosmetology, barber
Family and Social Work38child care management, foodservice management
Construction Trades27electrician, masonry, carpentry, apparel and textile manufacture
Medical administration22medical records tech, medical transcription
Mechanics and Repair21automobile mechanics, jewelrymaking, diesel mechanics, autobody repair
Engineering Technician18drafting, electronics tech, HVAC tech, civil engineering tech, instrumentation tech
Computer Science and Engineering15computer and info science
Media12graphic communications courses
Therapy and Counselling11physical therapist assistant
office and Administration9administrative assistant
Business and Management7accounting technology, business
Production Trades6tool and die tech, precision production, welding
Funeral and Mortuary Science1funeral and mortuary
Contact: Bishop State Community CollegeBishop State Community College

351 North Broad Street

Mobile, Alabama 36603-5898

General Phone: (251) 405-7000


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