Bishop State Community College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,570
1.71% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$5,239
After Financial Aid
2017 Enrolled Students
3,233
48.2% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
14.7%
99 Graduates

About

Bishop State Community College is a higher education institution located in Mobile County, AL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Bishop State Community College were .

In 2017, 620 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bishop State Community College. 48.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (428 degrees), 2.73 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (157 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bishop State Community College is $3,570, which is $-3,844 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bishop State Community College is $3,570, which is $-3,844 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,239.

In 2017, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,570
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Bishop State Community College was $3,570. The cost of tuition at Bishop State Community College is $-3,844 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$5,239
2017 Value
9.88%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Bishop State Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,239. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Bishop State Community College grew by 9.88%.

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Other Student Expenses

$3,000
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bishop State Community College was of $3,000 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
N/A%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Bishop State Community College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 2.53% with respect to 2016, when 79% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Bishop State Community College has a total enrollment of 3,233 students. The full-time enrollment at Bishop State Community College is 1,557 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,676. This means that 48.2% of students enrolled at Bishop State Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Bishop State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.4% Black or African American, 28.9% White, 2.32% Asian, 2.17% Hispanic or Latino, 1.39% Two or More Races, 1.39% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0619% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bishop State Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (41%), followed by Black or African American Male (27.7%) and White Male (12.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bishop State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,233 students. The full-time enrollment at Bishop State Community College is 1,557 and the part-time enrollment is 1,676. This means that 48.2% of students enrolled at Bishop State Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

50%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Bishop State Community College was 50%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Bishop State Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    1,985
  2. White
    934
  3. Asian
    75

The enrolled student population at Bishop State Community College is 61.4% Black or African American, 28.9% White, 2.32% Asian, 2.17% Hispanic or Latino, 1.39% Two or More Races, 1.39% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0619% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 12 students (0.371%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 16 fewer women than men received degrees from Bishop State Community College. The majority of degree recipients at Bishop State Community College are black or african american (428 degrees awarded). There were 2.73 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (157 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Bishop State Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Bishop State Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (137 degrees awarded), Precision Production (99 degrees), and Human Sciences (39 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bishop State Community College are Other managers (57,156 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (56,366 people), Construction managers (39,083 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (28,758 people), and Software developers (25,235 people).

The most specialized majors at Bishop State Community College are Transportation (137 degrees awarded), Precision Production (99 degrees), Human Sciences (39 degrees), Construction (13 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (36 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bishop State Community College are Personal financial advisors, Physicians, Marketing managers, Medical & health services managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Bishop State Community College are Transportation (137 degrees awarded), Precision Production (99 degrees), Human Sciences (39 degrees), Construction (13 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (36 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bishop State Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (97,597 people), Construction (95,163 people), Computer Systems Design (54,194 people), Air transportation (35,756 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (31,848 people).

The most specialized majors at Bishop State Community College are Transportation (137 degrees awarded), Precision Production (99 degrees), Human Sciences (39 degrees), Construction (13 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (36 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Bishop State Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Bishop State Community College was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 318
  2. 302

In 2017, 318 degrees were awarded to men at Bishop State Community College, which is 1.05 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (302).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 102 degrees were awarded to men at Bishop State Community College in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor, which is 2.91 times more than the 35 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 55 degrees were awarded to women at Bishop State Community College in General Studies, which is 2.75 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
15%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 15% of students graduating from Bishop State Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 15% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 21% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bishop State Community College is Male and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    428 degrees awarded
  2. White
    157 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bishop State Community College is black or african american (428 degrees awarded). There were 2.73 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (157 degrees).

0.645% of degree recipients (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Male
    218 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    210 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    82 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bishop State Community College is black or african american male (218 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more black or african american male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (210 degrees).

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Operations

Bishop State Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $151k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.05k (3.34%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Bishop State Community College had a total salary expenditure of $34.8M. Bishop State Community College employs 74 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Bishop State Community College are Female No academic ranks (46), Male No academic ranks(28), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bishop State Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 55 employees, Service, with 22 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$151k
2017 Endowment
0.0993%
growth from 2016

Bishop State Community College has an endowment valued at about $151k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Bishop State Community College grew 0.0993% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.51M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.38M - Federal
  2. $862k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Bishop State Community College received $4.38M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $862k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$13.6M
2017 Salaries
0.364%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Bishop State Community College paid a median of $13.6M in salaries, which represents 39.2% of their overall expenditure ($34.8M) and a 0.364% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 13.6% decline from 2015 and a 3.69% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.24M
Instructional Salaries
74
Number of Employees

In 2017, Bishop State Community College paid a total of $4.24M to 74 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.2M (28.2%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
74 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
55 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bishop State Community College were No academic rank with 74 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bishop State Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 55 employees; Service with 22 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bishop State Community College was Female No academic rank with 46 employees, Male No academic rank with 28 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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