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 http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Bishop State Community College.

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy EducationThe Physical Therapy Assistant program at Bishop State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (251) 405-4441 or email pta@bishop.edu.

General Information for Students

Nondiscriminatory Statement

The Alabama State Board of Education through the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education proclaims nondiscriminatory practices in Alabama two-year institutions under the jurisdiction of the Alabama State Board of Education. It is the official policy of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education and Bishop State Community College that no persons shall, on the basis of race, color, disability, sex, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any programs, activity or employment.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

The Department of Education requires schools with Gainful Employment programs to disclose certain information about these programs. The information below is for the 2014-2015 school year.

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Health & Rights

Campus Safety

The campus has 24-hour police officers on duty. In case of an emergency, students should ask any faculty or staff member for assistance or contact the College’s Main service number at 251-405-7060.

Each year, Bishop State Community College prepares a Campus Safety and Security Survey report and distributes it to students, employees, and the College community. This information is provided in compliance with the Campus Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Title II of Public Law 101-542). This report, which is issued by October 1, contains detailed information on reporting criminal actions or other emergencies, security and access to campus facilities, crime prevention, information on reporting criminal activity, and timely warnings regarding crimes on campus. This report also includes statistics concerning crimes on campus. The Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Campus Crime Statistics is available on the OPE Campus Security Statistics website at http://ope.ed.gov/security.

Financial Data

Financial Aid


Administrative Organizational Chart


Public Relations Policies

The Office of Public Relations functions primarily in the promotion of rapport and goodwill between and among the College’s administrators, faculty, staff, students, advisory committees, alumni, industry and the community at large through the distribution of information. The goals of the office are synonymous with the goals of the College. The primary functions of this office are publicity, press agentry, institutional advertising and marketing, publications and photography. All news information and other contacts with members of the mass media should be made through the Office of Public Relations. At the same time, all persons employed by the College are responsible for public relations, working cooperatively through the public relations department. Standard forms are available online or in the Office of Public Relations for use by faculty and staff members to report the news from divisions, departments, programs or personal news.

Press Releases

In an effort to present the news in a professional format, the Public Relations Office has developed a form for reporting. The form is not mandatory, but it is requested that it be used to release news about the College to the public. The Public Relations Office will determine the media sources for the releases: mass media (radio, television, newspapers, website, social media). As part of the same process, photographic needs will be determined with the assistance of the person reporting.

Other Accrediting Agencies

Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326

Tel. (404) 975-5000


Funeral Service Education

The American Board of Funeral Service Education

3414 Ashland Avenue, Suite G

St. Joseph, MO 64506

Tel. (816) 233-3747


Physical Therapist Assistant

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

1111 N. Fairfax Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

Tel. (703) 706-3245

E-mail: accreditation@apta.org


Health Information Technology (formally known as ascaahep)

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education

233 N. Michigan Ave, 21st Floor

Chicago, IL 60601-5800

Tel. (312) 233.1100


Automotive Body Technology

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation

101 Blue Seal Drive, Suite 101

Leesburg, VA 20175

Tel. (703) 669-6650


Commercial Food Service

American Culinary Federation Education Institute Accrediting Commission

10 San Bartola Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32086

Telephone (904) 824-4468


Division of Business and Economics

Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs

7007 College Boulevard, Suite 420 Overland Park, KS 66211

Telephone (913) 339-9356


Other Public Relations Resources

Website Disclaimers

The contents of this Web site are subject to change without prior notice. Anyone desiring further information and data should contact the appropriate representative of Bishop State Community College. Material on this Web site does not serve as a contract between Bishop State Community College and any other part. While we try to keep it accurate and up-to-date, we cannot guarantee that it always will be. If you see something on Bishop State Community College Web site document that should be corrected or updated, send e-mail to: mforsyth@bishop.edu. Be sure to give the full URL of the document in your letter. We’ll see if the information can be corrected.

Bishop State Community College is not responsible for the content of sites that are linked to our Web site. Precautions are taken to assure suitable content and appropriate educational links are on Bishop State’s Web site. Unless otherwise noted, the Web information does not represent official statements or views of Bishop State Community College. Bishop State Community College reserves the right to modify or change any rule or regulation stated herein. Bishop State Community College further reserves the right to modify or change any academic or technical program subject to any limitation imposed by accrediting agencies or state law.

The Bishop State Community College Web site is designed and updated by the Public Relations Office and Computer Services Department.

Bishop Community College owns all photographs of students and participants taken at Bishop State events and reserves the right to use these photographs for college promotional materials, both digital and print. Students who do not wish to have their photographs used must have a “Do Not Use Photograph” form completed and on file in the Bishop State Public Relations Office.

All documents, data, and information are subjected to an approval process in the Public Relations Office at Bishop State Community College.