Bishop State Community College

Mobile, AL
School Type:
2-year, Public
Student Population:
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Open Admissions
Required SAT
not required
Required ACT
not required
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1927
  • Enrollment: 2,968
  • Mascot: Wildcats
  • Colors: Green and Yellow
  • Motto: Good Place to Start and a Great Place to Finish!
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Campus Housing: No
Short description

Bishop State Community College, located in Mobile, Alabama, is a public institution that has been an integral part of the educational landscape since its founding in 1927. Initially established as a branch of Alabama State College (now Alabama State University) in Montgomery, it was created to serve the African American community during a time when educational opportunities were limited due to segregation.

Over the years, Bishop State has evolved to become a comprehensive community college, serving a diverse student body of nearly 3,000 individuals. The college offers a variety of certificate programs and Associate's degrees, with popular majors including Health Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, and Computer Science.

The college's motto, "Good Place to Start and a Great Place to Finish!" reflects its commitment to providing students with a solid foundation for their educational and career aspirations. Set in an urban environment, Bishop State, while not offering campus housing, still fosters a vibrant and inclusive community.

The college's spirit is represented through its mascot, the Wildcats, and its colors, green and yellow. In athletics, Bishop State Community College competes in the NJCAA Division 1, Region 22, further showcasing the Wildcats' competitive spirit and athletic prowess. Bishop State Community College continues to be a pivotal institution in Mobile, Alabama, dedicated to offering accessible education and empowering students to achieve their academic and career goals.

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissions: (251) 405-7005  
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  • Financial Aid: (251) 405-7015
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Popular Majors
  • Health Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science

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NJCAA Division 1 - Region 22

Team Name: Wildcats

Men's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Baseball (Division 2)
  • Golf
  • Volleyball (Division 2)

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Golf 
  • Softball (Division 2)
  • Volleyball (Division 2)

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