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:
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Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College serves 3,392 students (69.19% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.
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Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is the only community colleges within Tift County, GA.
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The nearest community college is Moultrie Technical College (24.34 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
61 staff

Student Body

The student population of 3,392 teachers has declined by 5% 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 1,294 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
# Full-Time Students 2,347 students
821 students
# Part-Time Students 1,045 students
1,025 students
% 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. 0.38 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,848 is less than the state average of $5,650. 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 $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,848 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,516 $10,252
Total Dormitory Capacity 1,324 250
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 84%
Percent Admitted 71%
SAT Total Avg. 620
SAT Reading 310
SAT Math 310
ACT Composite Avg. 15
ACT English 12
ACT Math 15
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
    800 Veterans Parkway North
    MoultrieGA 31788
    24.34 Mi | 2,061 students
  • Albany
    1704 South Slappey Boulevard
    AlbanyGA 31701
    38.51 Mi | 3,736 students
  • Douglas
    100 W College Pk Dr
    DouglasGA 31533
    39.73 Mi |  students
  • Albany
    2400 Gillionville Rd
    AlbanyGA 31707
    41.16 Mi | 6,370 students
  • Valdosta
    4089 Val Tech Rd
    ValdostaGA 31602
    42.13 Mi | 3,927 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 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Gwinnett College-Lilburn. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.