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.
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 to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (21.7 miles away).

Top Placements

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Georgia for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 128 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 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
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:127:1
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# Full-Time Students2,469 students1,115 students
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# Part-Time Students989 students1,473 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
1,324461
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
6%
5%
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% Black
12%
33%
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% White
78%
48%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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Diversity Score0.370.65
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College Completion Rate
18%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,600$29,600
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,839$7,181
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$15,085$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,719$5,500
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Acceptance Rate77%77%
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SAT Total Avg.620925
SAT Reading310470
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SAT Math310455
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SAT Writing440440
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ACT Total Avg.4254
ACT Composite1518
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ACT English1218
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ACT Math1518
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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 70%. 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.