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351 North Broad Street
Mobile, Alabama 36603
Main Phone: (251) 405-7005
Main Contact: Wanda Daniels

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Bishop State Community College

     The mission of the College has been formulated around the needs of students and the community served by the College.
     Bishop State carries out its mission in Student Personnel Services by providing supportive services such as personal and academic counseling, tutorial laboratories and cultural enrichment. Bishop State Community College offers the associate of arts, associate of science and associate of applied science degrees and certificates in career and occupational programs. Extracurricular activities provided for the students are three intercollegiate sports programs - basketball for men and women, baseball, and softball. Additional student activities consist of the choir, band, and several student clubs, along with specific activities sponsored by the Student Government Association.

Quick Facts

Undergrad Population: 3598
Graduate Population: 0
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $2700
Out of State Tuition: $4830
Room & Board: $0
Applications Due: Rolling Admissions (No Fee)
Mascot: Wildcats
Accreditations: SACSCOC,
Online Classes: yes
Percent Men: 35%
Percent Women: 65%

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Majors Offered

Division of Social Sciences
• Criminal Justice
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Religion
• Sociology

Division of Business and Economics
• Accounting Technology
• Computer Information Systems
• Management and Supervision
• Office Administration

Division of Education
• Early Childhood Education

Division of Health Related Professions
• Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
• Funeral Service Education
• Health Information Technology
• Nursing
• Physical Therapist Assistant<*p>

Division of Humanities
• American Sign Language
• Art
• English
• Interpreter Training
• Mass Communication
• Music
• Reading
• Speech

Division of Commercial and Industrial Technology
• Automotive Body Repair Technology
• Commercial Food Service
• Barbering and Hair Styling
• Plumbing
• Masonry
• Welding Technology

Division of Consumer & Transportation Technology
• Automotive Technology
• Cosmetology
• Diesel Technology
• Graphic Communications Technology
• Jewelry Design
• Nail Technology
• Truck Driving
• Watch Repair

Division of Engineering and Construction
• Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
• Carpentry
• Civil Engineering Technology
• Drafting and Design Technology
• Electrical Technology
• Electronics Engineering Technology
•Machine Tool Technology
•Process and Maintenance Technology

Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
Choir, Choral Groups, Dance, Jazz Band, Radio Station, Student Newspaper
College History
     Bishop State Community College is a state-supported, open admissions urban community college in Mobile, Alabama, and is dedicated to serving the residents of Mobile and Washington counties in southwest Alabama.
     Bishop State Community College began in the summer of 1927 as the Mobile Branch of Alabama State Teachers' College of Montgomery. The College began offering extension course for in-service teachers only during the summer months; this pattern of operation continued for nine years. In September 1936, the College was established as an all-year two-year college.
     In August 1965, a legislative act declared the Alabama State College Branch Mobile Center a state junior college, which gave the institution its first independent legal status. The College was named officially Mobile State Junior College in November 1965. Several years later, in September 1971, the state Legislature again changed the name of the College to S.D. Bishop State Junior College in honor of its then president, Dr. S. D. Bishop. Upon the death of Dr. Bishop in 1981, Dr. Joseph Christopher Mitchell was selected to serve as interim president.
     In September 1981, Dr. Yvonne Kennedy was appointed as the second president of Bishop State. Immediately, Dr. Kennedy set forth a new challenge - "A Commitment to a Program of Excellence" - for the College family.
     In 1989, the name of the College was changed to Bishop State Community College to reflect its growth in vocational/career offerings, transfer offerings, and community service activities. On August 22, 1991, the Alabama State Board of Education consolidated two technical colleges in Mobile - Southwest State Technical College and Carver State Technical College - with Bishop State Community College. These colleges now serve as campuses of Bishop State Community College. In 1995, the College added a fourth campus with the opening of its Baker-Gaines Central Campus.
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