Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Tel: (229)391-5001
3,392 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 3,392 students (69% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 45%.
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is the only community colleges within Tift County, GA.
The nearest community college is Moultrie Technical College (24.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 109 teachers has declined by 44% over five years.
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 109 staff
59 staff
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 3,392 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,392 students
1,282 students
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
22:1
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
2,347 students
810 students
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,045 students
1,017 students
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
1%
2%
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
6%
7%
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
12%
12%
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Black (2006-2013)
% White
78%
57%
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College More (2009-2013)
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College non_resident (2006-2013)
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.38 0.53
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,848 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,516 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,848 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,516 $10,294
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 1,324 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 84%
89%
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 71%
78%
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Percent Admitted (2008-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 620
945
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College sat total (2008-2013)
SAT Reading 310
465
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College sat reading (2008-2013)
SAT Math 310
480
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College sat math (2008-2013)
ACT Composite Avg. 15
20
ACT English 12
19
ACT Math 15
19
Source: 2013 (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
  • Moultrie Moultrie Technical College
    Public
    800 Veterans Parkway North
    Moultrie, GA 31788
    (229)891-7000
    24.3  Mi  |  2061  students
  • Albany Albany Technical College
    Public
    1704 South Slappey Boulevard
    Albany, GA 31701
    (229)430-3500
    38.5  Mi  |  3736  students
  • Douglas South Georgia College
    Public
    100 W College Pk Dr
    Douglas, GA 31533
    39.7  Mi  |  0  students
  • Albany Darton State College
    Public
    2400 Gillionville Rd
    Albany, GA 31707
    (229)317-6000
    41.2  Mi  |  6370  students
  • Valdosta Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
    Public
    4089 Val Tech Rd
    Valdosta, GA 31602
    (229)333-2100
    42.1  Mi  |  3927  students
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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,667 per year for in-state students and $6,081 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,393 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 67%. 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 0.57, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Gwinnett College-Lilburn. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.