Bishop State Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,870
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$5,735
After Financial Aid
2019 Enrolled Students
2,846
47.9% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
21.7%
133 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 2019, 816 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Bishop State Community College. 50% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (537 degrees), 2.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (204 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Bishop State Community College is $3,870, which is $−3,954 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Bishop State Community College is $3,870, which is $−3,954 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,735.

In 2019, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while N/A% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,870
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Bishop State Community College was $3,870. The cost of tuition at Bishop State Community College is $−3,954 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$5,735
2019 Value
21.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Bishop State Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,735. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Bishop State Community College grew by 21.8%.

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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 2019. 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 2018 and 2019. 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 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Bishop State Community College has a total enrollment of 2,846 students. The full-time enrollment at Bishop State Community College is 1,363 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,483. This means that 47.9% 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 62.9% Black or African American, 28.1% White, 2.35% Asian, 2.35% Hispanic or Latino, 1.62% Two or More Races, 0.984% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% 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 (41.2%), followed by Black or African American Male (27.6%) and White Male (11.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

47.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Bishop State Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,846 students. The full-time enrollment at Bishop State Community College is 1,363 and the part-time enrollment is 1,483. This means that 47.9% of students enrolled at Bishop State Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

51%
2019 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 51%. 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
    1,790
  2. White
    801
  3. Asian
    67

The enrolled student population at Bishop State Community College is 62.9% Black or African American, 28.1% White, 2.35% Asian, 2.35% Hispanic or Latino, 1.62% Two or More Races, 0.984% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.105% 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 44% White, 26.9% 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, 9 students (0.316%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 0 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 (537 degrees awarded). There were 2.63 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (204 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 (228 degrees awarded), Precision Production (62 degrees), and Communication Technologies (11 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Bishop State Community College are Elementary & middle school teachers (70,174 people), Other managers (58,667 people), Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (34,784 people), Registered nurses (34,448 people), and Physicians (32,400 people).

The most specialized majors at Bishop State Community College are Transportation (228 degrees awarded), Precision Production (62 degrees), Communication Technologies (11 degrees), Human Sciences (32 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (40 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 Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Bishop State Community College are Transportation (228 degrees awarded), Precision Production (62 degrees), Communication Technologies (11 degrees), Human Sciences (32 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (40 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 (164,329 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (96,944 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (57,977 people), Restaurants & Food Services (46,005 people), and Computer Systems Design (38,814 people).

The most specialized majors at Bishop State Community College are Transportation (228 degrees awarded), Precision Production (62 degrees), Communication Technologies (11 degrees), Human Sciences (32 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (40 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 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

408
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
408
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 408 degrees were awarded to men at Bishop State Community College, which is 1 times approximately the same the number of degrees awarded to females (408).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 187 degrees were awarded to men at Bishop State Community College in Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor, which is 4.56 times more than the 41 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 87 degrees were awarded to women at Bishop State Community College in General Studies, which is 2.64 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

15%
100% Completion Time
22%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 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, 22% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 30% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Bishop State Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.5% of graduates (2 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
    537 degrees awarded
  2. White
    204 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Bishop State Community College is black or african american (537 degrees awarded). There were 2.63 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (204 degrees).

0.735% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    269 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    268 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    107 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Bishop State Community College is black or african american female (269 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (268 degrees).

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Operations

Bishop State Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $152k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $273k (180%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Bishop State Community College had a total salary expenditure of $31.8M. Bishop State Community College employs 65 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Bishop State Community College are Female No academic ranks (41), Male No academic ranks(24), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bishop State Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 46 employees, Service, with 20 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 18 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$152k
2019 Endowment
0.166%
growth from 2018

Bishop State Community College has an endowment valued at about $152k, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Bishop State Community College grew 0.166% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.15M 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. $5.26M - Federal
  2. $1.47M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Bishop State Community College received $5.26M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.47M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$13.2M
2019 Salaries
16.2%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Bishop State Community College paid a median of $13.2M in salaries, which represents 41.5% of their overall expenditure ($31.8M) and a 16.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 16.7% decline from 2017 and a 0.364% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.94M
Instructional Salaries
65
Number of Employees

In 2019, Bishop State Community College paid a total of $3.94M to 65 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Bishop State Community College were No academic rank with 65 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Bishop State Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 46 employees; Service with 20 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 18 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Bishop State Community College was Female No academic rank with 41 employees, Male No academic rank with 24 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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