Home to about 2,176 undergraduates in 2020, Bishop State Community College is a small, public college located in Mobile, Alabama. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Bishop State Community College can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Bishop State Community College Guide to Distance and Online Learning.
The Higher Education Act of 1965 established historically black colleges and universities as institutions whose principal mission was the education of African-Americans. Today, the HBCU designation does not necessitate that Bishop State Community College is exclusively or even predominantly African-American (though it currently is). Thanks to integration efforts, there are HBCUs with non-black majorities and non-HBCUs with black majorities. For more information you can review the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
For more information on policies and accommodations that the college provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Bishop State Community College Disability Services.
While not a "service academy", Bishop State Community College does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. There is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Bishop State Community College Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Bishop State Community College for Veterans Guide.
Bishop State Community College does not offer on-campus housing.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Bishop State Community College has a comparatively small, student body. There were 2,176 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 755 (34.7%). Part-time attendance was 1,421 (65.3%).
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Bishop State Community College is less diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Bishop State Community College #2257 out of 3,451.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Bishop State Community College by looking closer at the ethnic, gender, age, and geographic diversity metrics from the Bishop State Community College Diversity Guide.
Bishop State Community College has a total of 58 student athletes, 30 men and 28 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
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For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Bishop State Community College Athletics