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.
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.