Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

2802 Moore Hwy, Tifton
GA, 31793-2601
Tel: (229)391-5001
3,233 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 3,233 students (68% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 23% 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 - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 3,233 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,233 students
1,287 students
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,193 students
832 students
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,040 students
1,021 students
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College sch enrollment Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
5%
7%
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
16%
12%
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Black (2006-2012)
% White
77%
66%
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College More (2009-2012)
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College sch ethnicity Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College sta ethnicity
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 0.45
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,279 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,413 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,279 $5,845
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,413 $10,047
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 69%
78%
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Percent Admitted (2008-2012)
SAT Total Avg. 620
940
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College sat total (2008-2012)
SAT Reading 310
465
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College sat reading (2008-2012)
SAT Math 310
475
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College sat math (2008-2012)
ACT Composite Avg. 15
20
ACT English 12
19
ACT Math 15
20
Source: 2012 (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.

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    Moultrie , GA , 31788
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    Albany , GA , 31701
    (229)430-3500
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    100 W College Pk Dr
    Douglas , GA , 31533
    (912)260-4200
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  • Albany Darton State College
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    2400 Gillionville Rd
    Albany , GA , 31707
    (229)317-6000
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  • Valdosta Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
    Public
    4089 Val Tech Rd
    Valdosta , GA , 31602
    (229)333-2100
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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,196 per year for in-state students and $5,008 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $10,155 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 69%. 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 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is Gwinnett College-Lilburn. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.