Setting: Small four-year, primarily residential
In-state Tuition: $2,846.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $10,514.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 24:1
SAT / ACT / GPA: 830 / 17 / 2.85
Male/Female Ratio: 46:54
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 79
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) is a State College of the University System of Georgia. Located in Tifton, Georgia, ABAC offers baccalaureate and associate degrees. The college is named after Abraham Baldwin, a signer of the United States Constitution from Georgia and the first president of the University of Georgia.
ABAC was established in 1908 as the Second District A&M School. The name was changed to the South Georgia A&M College in 1924, and to the Georgia State College for Men in 1929. It became Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in 1933 when ABAC became a part of the newly formed University System of Georgia. At that time, ABAC’s mission was devoted to associate level studies in agriculture, home economics, and related fields. Today, ABAC offers a variety of bachelor’s degree programs as well as associate degrees.
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is a residential institution offering certificates, associate degrees in a broad array of disciplines, and baccalaureate degrees in targeted fields. With a state wide mission in agriculture and natural resources and strong programs in the liberal arts, nursing, business, the natural and physical sciences, the social sciences, and physical education, the College serves students with diverse educational and career goals. Associate of Applied Science degrees prepare students for entry into a career field.
Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs provide the first two years of study toward a baccalaureate degree. Baccalaureate degrees are offered in disciplines related to the Colleges mission and areas of regional economic importance.
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is a student centered institution. As a point of access to higher education, the College provides a learning support program for under prepared students.
The School of Agriculture and Natural Resources is the largest area of study at ABAC. Nursing is the largest single major. This associate degree program prepares students to be certified as a Registered Nurse (R.N.).
Students can complete their bachelor’s degrees at ABAC in Biology, Natural Resource Management (Forestry, Wildlife), Rural Studies (Arts and Culture, Business and Economic Development, Community and Social Affairs, Writing and Communication), Diversified Agriculture, and Turfgrass and Golf Course Management. Over 50 associate degree programs are also available where students can spend two years at ABAC and then transfer to a university.
Learning laboratories such as the J.G. Woodroof Farm and the Forest Lakes Golf Club enhance the academic curriculum. ABAC’s 516-acre campus also includes the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village, located one mile south of the main campus. Key components of the Museum include an 1890s village, a blacksmith shop, a grist mill, a cotton gin, a print shop, a saw mill, and a steam locomotive.
The ABAC campus is used as an open-air classroom for students in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources due to the large number of trees, plants, shrubs, and fields on campus. ABAC faculty, staff, students and visitors also enjoy the well manicured grounds of the college. A renovation project is currently underway for the original three buildings on campus, Tift, Lewis, and Herring Halls. New landscaping and a new front lawn for ABAC will be a part of the renovation process.
Ralph Bryant, former major league baseball player who played with the Los Angeles Dodgers Tom Cheney, who struck out the highest number of batters in a single Major League Baseball game playing for the Washington Senators Cathy Cox, former Secretary of State of Georgia Kyle Farnsworth, relief pitcher for the New York Mets George Thornewell Smith, the only person to win contested elections in all three branches of the state of Georgia government; former lieutenant governor Boo Weekley, professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.