Bishop State Community College: Narrative Description

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351 North Broad St.
Mobile, AL 36603-5898
Tel: (251)690-6801
Admissions: (251)690-6419
Fax: (251)438-5403
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Alabama College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 9-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 4,439. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 952 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,497 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 1,942 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 62% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 51% 25 or older, 14% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 9/17.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2160 full-time, $72 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4320 full-time, $144 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $540 full-time, $18 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 24 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Health Occupations Students of America, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. Major annual event: Homecoming. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Minnie Slade Bishop Library with 56,687 books, 5 microform titles, 265 serials, and 8,607 audiovisual materials. 96 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of South Alabama.

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