About Bishop State Community College
On Campus Housing
Bishop State Community College is a public community institution that was established in the year 1927 and is located in Alabama. The college was initially the mobile Branch of Alabama State College in Montogomery. In the year 1942, the new campus was opened on Broad Street. In 1963, Mobile Branch of Alabama State College was renamed to Alabama State College.
In the year 1989, the college was again renamed to Bishop State Community College to reflect their growth in vocational offerings. Over the year, the college expanded their operations and introduced various new programs to cater to their growing students. Bishop State Community campuses are located in 4 places which offers various courses. It is a historically black college.
The student-faculty ratio is 19:1.
The retention rate is 47% for the full-time students and 21% for part-time students.
The total student population of the university is 3,028, which includes 1,559 full-time and 1,469 part-time students.
Online Education at Bishop State Community College
The college offers online programs to provide freedom to their students to learn from wherever they want. Many students from all over the world enroll for their online programs that are flexible, structured, and convenient.
The college offers 8 online programs across various disciplines. College majors include Accounting, Education, Engineering, Health Science, Human Services, Human Services Administration and Nursing.
The college has a web-based learning management system that serves faculties by providing them with advanced tools and resources to train their non-traditional students. A student can view course details, topics to be covered, exams, and more through this platform.
BSCC also provides students with 24/7 technical support.
Students say that the college is affordable and reliable. Professors are very friendly and teach complicated subjects very easily and are always available for their students. Student involvement on campus is high.
The college organizes events and activities very often and keeps their students involved in something they are interested in. Small classrooms allow one-on-one interaction between students and faculties.
The college has a great curriculum set up that is very easy to understand even for an average student. BSCC also has many things to do around campus. The college wants its students to be extremely organized and committed to their studies in order to get to a good position.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$41,748 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
The Office of Financial Aid guides their students and work with them to help them identify financial sources. Students looking for financial assistance in the form of scholarships, loans, and grants have to fill up the FAFSA form.
Bishop State Community College federal school code is 001030.
Federal Aid includes grants such as Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and loans such as Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan. Federal Work-Study option allows students to work for part-time and earn money for their education.
Bishop State Community College Scholarships includes Bishop State Community College Foundation Scholarship, College Counts Alabama, American Gas Association Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Academic Excellence Scholarship, Technical Career Scholarship, and more.
Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Tuition Assistance Program.