Bishop State Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,750
1.63% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$3,418
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
2,968
33% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
22.1%
130 Graduates

About

Bishop State Community College is a higher education institution located in Mobile County, AL. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Bishop State Community College were General Studies (95 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (74 degrees), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (21 degrees).

In 2022, 651 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bishop State Community College. 55.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (469 degrees), 3.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (134 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bishop State Community College is $3,750, which is $−4,362 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Bishop State Community College is $3,750, which is $−4,362 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,418.

In 2022, 75% of undergraduate students attending Bishop State Community College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$3,750
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Bishop State Community College was $3,750. The cost of tuition at Bishop State Community College is $−4,362 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$3,418
2022 Value
7.57%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Bishop State Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,418. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Bishop State Community College grew by 7.57%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,150
Room and Board
$2,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Bishop State Community College was of $6,150 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 53.8% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

75%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

75% of undergraduate students at Bishop State Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 27.1% with respect to 2021, when 59% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Bishop State Community College had a total enrollment of 2,968 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Bishop State Community College is 978 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,990. This means that 33% 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 57.5% Black or African American, 30.7% White, 4.38% Two or More Races, 3.1% Hispanic or Latino, 1.92% Asian, 0.842% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.135% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Bishop State Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (39.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (24%) and White Male (15.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bishop State Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,968 students. The full-time enrollment at Bishop State Community College is 978 and the part-time enrollment is 1,990. This means that 33% of students enrolled at Bishop State Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

61%
2022 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 61%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), 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 (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    1,707 enrolled students
  2. White
    912 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    130 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Bishop State Community College is 57.5% Black or African American, 30.7% White, 4.38% Two or More Races, 3.1% Hispanic or Latino, 1.92% Asian, 0.842% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.135% 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 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 17 students (0.573%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 77 more women than men received degrees from Bishop State Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Bishop State Community College is black or african american (469 degrees awarded). There were 3.5 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (134 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Bishop State Community College is General Studies (95 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (74 degrees) and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (21 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (214 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (16 degrees), and Human Sciences (25 degrees).

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 (58,073 people), Construction managers (44,224 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (40,622 people), Software developers (36,377 people), and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (34,095 people).

The most specialized majors at Bishop State Community College in 2022 are Transportation (214 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (16 degrees), Human Sciences (25 degrees), Precision Production (18 degrees), and Construction (13 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bishop State Community College are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Personal financial advisors, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Bishop State Community College are Transportation (214 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (16 degrees), Human Sciences (25 degrees), Precision Production (18 degrees), and Construction (13 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Construction (104,799 people), Elementary & secondary schools (92,186 people), Computer Systems Design (56,237 people), Air transportation (36,789 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (33,828 people).

The most specialized majors at Bishop State Community College are Transportation (214 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (16 degrees), Human Sciences (25 degrees), Precision Production (18 degrees), and Construction (13 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 95 degrees awarded
  2. 74 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Bishop State Community College was General Studies with 95 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

287
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
364
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 287 degrees were awarded to men at Bishop State Community College, which is 0.788 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (364).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 159 degrees were awarded to men at Bishop State Community College in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor, which is 2.89 times more than the 55 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 80 degrees were awarded to men at Bishop State Community College in General Studies, which is 5.33 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 21% 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, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Bishop State Community College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    469 degrees awarded
  2. White
    134 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    9 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bishop State Community College is black or african american (469 degrees awarded). There were 3.5 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (134 degrees).

2.15% of degree recipients (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    270 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    199 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Bishop State Community College is black or african american female (270 degrees awarded). There were 1.36 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (199 degrees).

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Operations

Bishop State Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $151k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 26.1k (17.3%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Bishop State Community College had a total salary expenditure of 39.8M. Bishop State Community College employs 56 No academic ranks. Most academics at Bishop State Community College are Female No academic rank (34), and Male No academic rank (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bishop State Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 56 employees, Management, with 12 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 11 employees.

Endowment

$151k
2022 Endowment
0.51%
decline from 2021

Bishop State Community College has an endowment valued at about $151k, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Bishop State Community College declined 0.51% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.06M 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. $6.12M - Federal
  2. $2.05M - State
  3. $723 - Local

As of 2022, Bishop State Community College received $6.12M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.05M from state grants and contracts, and $723 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$12.9M
2022 Salaries
5.72%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Bishop State Community College paid a median of $12.9M in salaries, which represents 32.4% of their overall expenditure ($39.8M) and a 5.72% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.63M
Instructional Salaries
56
Number of Employees

In 2022, Bishop State Community College paid a total of $3.63M to 56 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

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

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bishop State Community College was No academic rank with 56 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bishop State Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 56 employees, Management with 12 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 11 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bishop State Community College was Female No academic rank with 34 employees, and Male No academic rank with 22 employees.

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