Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
- 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.
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Georgia for:
- Category Attribute
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 128 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College||(GA) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||Four or more years||Four or more years|
|Total Faculty||128 staff||94 staff|
|Total Enrollment||3,458 students||2,588 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||27:1||27:1|
|# Full-Time Students||2,469 students||1,115 students|
|# Part-Time Students||989 students||1,473 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||1,324||461|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$35,600||$29,600|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (21.7 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- n/a students | 21.70 Mi667 Perry House Rd
Fitzgerald,  GA  31750
- 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
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