Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

2802 Moore Hwy
Tifton, GA 31793-2601
Tel: (229)391-5001
3,458 students
Public institution
ABAC, Georgia's newest State College, is a community-based residential institution offering programs in the natural and physical sciences, the liberal arts, the social sciences, business, physical education and recreation, and health occupations as well as a specialized institution serving a unique role through programs in agriculture and related disciplines. This dual emphasis, together with on-campus housing, gives the college its distinctive character and enables it to attract traditional and nontraditional students from throughout Georgia, other states, and other countries, creating a culturally diverse student body.
School Highlights
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College serves 3,458 students (71% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is equalto than the state community college average of 27:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is the only community colleges within Tift County, GA.
The nearest community college is Moultrie Technical College (24.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 128 teachers has declined by 31% over five years.
College Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (GA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 128 staff
98 staff

Student Body

The student population of 3,458 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has declined by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,458 students 2,470 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
# Full-Time Students 2,469 students
1,092 students
# Part-Time Students 989 students
1,393 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 1,324 437
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.37 0.65

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,279 is more than the state average of $2,378. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,413 is more than the state average of $4,300. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,279 $2,378
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,413 $4,300
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 88%
Percent Admitted 77%
SAT Total Avg. 620
SAT Reading 310
SAT Math 310
ACT Total Avg. 42
ACT Composite 15
ACT English 12
ACT Math 15
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, established in 1908 as the Second District A&M School, became South Georgia A&M College in 1924 and Georgia State College for Men in 1929. Named for a signer of the United States Constitution and the first president of the University of Georgia, the college assumed its present name in 1933 when it became a unit of the University System of Georgia. At that time ABAC embarked on a mission devoted primarily to associate-level studies in agriculture, home economics, and related fields. ABAC's role later expanded to include a diverse educational program. Abraham Baldwin is one of the largest residential, coeducational two-year colleges in Georgia. Over 3,400 students from 16 states, 17 countries, and 149 Georgia counties take classes every day on a beautiful 421-acre campus nestled in the heart of south Georgia. The Division of Agriculture and Forest Resources is the largest division on campus, and nursing is ABAC's largest single program major. The college offers 40 college transfer programs in which students move on to four-year colleges and universities after their ABAC careers are complete. Students can also choose from 10 two-year career technological degrees which propel them into the job market when their ABAC days are behind them. ABAC now offers two very specialized Bachelor of Applied Science programs in Diversified Agriculture and Golf Course and Turfgrass Management. Off-campus and evening programs provide educational opportunities for individuals who are unable at attend classes in the traditional setting. Public service programs include special-interest activities and courses, occupation-enhancing short courses, youth enrichment courses, and performing and visual arts events. The college also provides administrative services and facilities that enable community and state organizations as well as other units of the University System of Georgia to bring seminars, meetings, and upper-level and graduate instruction to the region.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 2,071 students | 24.30 Mi800 Veterans Parkway North
    Moultrie GA 31788
  • 3,640 students | 38.50 Mi1704 South Slappey Boulevard
    Albany GA 31701
  • 2,611 students | 39.70 Mi100 W College Park Dr
    Douglas GA 31533
  • 5,623 students | 41.20 Mi2400 Gillionville Rd
    Albany GA 31707
  • 3,629 students | 42.10 Mi4089 Val Tech Rd
    Valdosta GA 31602
Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,378 per year for in-state students and $4,300 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,896 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 73%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Sanford-Brown College-Atlanta. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.