Bishop State Community College

Institution Location

Bishop State Community College
Main Campus
351 North Broad Street
Mobile, Alabama 36603

Accrediting Agency

Bishop State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees and certificates.  Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 or log on to for questions about the accreditation of Bishop State Community College.  More at  and

Institution Type

  • Associate University/College (2 year)
  • Community College (2 year)
  • Trade/professional programs (2 year)

Contact Info

Yolanda McNeil, Director International Student Services
Phone: (251) 405-7002
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Bishop State Community College is a state-supported, open-admission, urban community college located in Mobile, Alabama. The College consists of four city campuses, dedicated to serving the residents of Mobile and Washington counties in southwest Alabama. The College is part of the Alabama College System, the state-supported network of two-year community, junior, and technical colleges that serves the residents of Alabama. Bishop State offers university transfer programs for students wanting to continue their education at a four-year school, or for those who seek to start careers right away, the College’s one and two-year career programs can put students on the fast track to rewarding jobs. Bishop State instructors are in touch with labor-market trends and job requirements, so its students can be assured they will get the education they need for success. [read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”] The four campuses make Bishop State the most convenient college option in Mobile. All four campuses – Main, Baker-Gaines Central, Carver and Southwest – are located within the city limits. The Main and Baker-Gaines Central campuses offer day-care services for parents enrolled in Bishop State classes. There are five off-campus sites located in Mobile and Washington counties – Baker, Citronelle, Mary Montgomery, McIntosh and Theodore high schools. View our Campus Locations. The College has an open admission policy and considers students for admission throughout the year. Early application is always advisable. Students can take courses leading to associate of arts and associate of science degrees. The associate in applied science degrees and certificates are also awarded in technical and occupational programs. Bishop State offers high quality educational and support services in each of the College’s Academics and Technical divisions: Education, Humanities, Natural Science and Mathematics, Business and Economics, Social Sciences, and the Health-Related Professions.[/read]

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Specialized Programs

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  • Business & EconomicsDevelopmental Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Health Related Professions
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Technical/Workforce Development

  • Business & Industry Training
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Consumer & Transportation Technology
  • Commercial & Industrial Technology
  • Ed2Go
  • Engineering & Construction
  • GED / Adult Basic Education Program
  • Welding Technology
  • Workforce Development



Carnegie Classifications

2 Year Public Undergraduate

Associate’s Colleges: High Career, Vocational & Technical

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Internships/Cooperative Education (COOP)

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Top Business Engagement Corporations

Internship. “Internship” is the term which is used to include cooperative education, apprenticeships, practicums, and sponsored work instruction. Internship involves the development of job skills by providing the student with a structured employment situation that is directly related to, and coordinated with, the educational program. Student activity in internship is planned and coordinated jointly by an institutional representative and the employer, with the employer having the responsibility for control and supervision of the student on the job. Work is normally completed in the learning environment but may include out-of-class assignments. Ratio: 5:1 (one hour of credit for five hours of “internship” instruction as defined. NOTE: programs of study for which accreditation and/or licensing bodies require a different ratio must comply with discipline-specific time-to-credit criteria.

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Capstone College of Nursing
CenterPoint Energy
Central Gulf Industrial Alliance
Franklin Primary
Gulf Coast Shipyard
Gulf Copper
Gulf State Shipbuilders Consortium
Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Mobile
Horizon Shipbuilding
Housing First
Ingalls Shipbuilding
Lemoyne Industrial Parkway
Master Boat Builders, Inc.
Mobile County Public Schools
Mobile Infirmary Medical Center
Mobile Works
Patti Shipyard, Inc.
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Shell Chemicals
Signal International
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Transportation Security Administration
University of South Alabama
U.S. Coast Guard
VT Halter Marine

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Education Abroad

English as a Second Language and Support Services

Does your institution offer academic admission to international students under the condition that applicants will meet the English Proficiency requirements prior to enrolling in their academic program?

If yes, do you require international students to take an English proficiency test before beginning their university program?

 Required scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are 500 on paper or 61 on the computer. 

Campus Life



Fast-Pitch Softball
Men’s Basketball
Women’s Basketball
Men’s Golf
Women’s Golf

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Student Organization Information

US Immigration Compliance Information

Does your institution issue I20 for F1 visa status and/or DS2019 for J1 visa status?

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Cost and Financial Aid

International Student Costs

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