Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

2802 Moore Hwy
Tifton, GA 31793-2601
Tel: (229)391-5001
  • 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 same as 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.
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College(GA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty128 staff94 staff
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 3,458 has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,458 students2,588 students
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio27:127:1
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,469 students1,115 students
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students989 students1,473 students
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Enrollment Breakdown GA All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Non Resident (2007-2016)
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Ethnicity Breakdown GA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.370.65
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2008)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,600$30,100
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,394 is less than the state average of $3,413. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,839 is more than the state average of $7,181. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,394$3,413
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,839$7,181
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%93%
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$15,085$12,875
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,719$5,574
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate77%77%
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Percent Admitted (2009-2016)
SAT Total Avg.620925
SAT Reading310470
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College SAT Reading (2009-2016)
SAT Math310455
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College SAT Math (2009-2016)
SAT Writing440440
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College SAT Writing (2009-2010)
ACT Total Avg.4254
ACT Composite1518
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College ACT Composite (2012-2016)
ACT English1218
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College ACT English (2012-2016)
ACT Math1518
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College ACT Math (2012-2016)
Source: 2016 (or 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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Did You Know?
For Georgia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,413 per year for in-state students and $7,181 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,834 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Georgia is 72%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Georgia community colleges have a diversity score of 0.65, which is equal to the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Georgia is Georgia Perimeter College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.