Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College's goal is to contribute to a better-educated Georgia. To that end, it engages in a comprehensive planning and assessment process, enabling it to build upon its many strengths. The College's faculty, staff, and administration are committed to excellence in preparing students to be informed and productive citizens.
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) is a State College in the University System of Georgia with a Fall Semester 2011 enrollment of 3,248 students. Over 1,200 students live on the Tifton campus in either ABAC Lakeside or ABAC Place.
Because of its depth of programs, the college attracts students from 149 Georgia counties, 17 states, and 22 countries. The School of Agriculture and Natural Resources is the largest school of study on campus. Nursing is the largest single major at ABAC with over 700 students taking classes for their associate degrees, aiming for Registered Nurse (R.N.) status.
Bachelor's degrees with concentrations in a variety of different areas of study are offered on the ABAC campus. Programs include Social and Community Affairs, Arts and Culture, Writing and Communication and Business and Economic Development, all under the umbrella of Rural Studies, as well as Diversified Agriculture, Turfgrass and Golf Course Management, Forestry, Wildlife Management and Biology.
There are 48 programs of study in the two-year curriculum. Students at the college choose from 39 transfer programs, which transfer without loss of credit to other units of the University System of Georgia, or the nine majors in the career technological program, which are designed to be completed after two years of study.
In 1987, ABAC expanded its scope to include classes in Moultrie, Ga., at a location in the center of downtown called "ABAC on the Square." Over 200 students now attend classes there.
ABAC has joined with Georgia Southwestern State University to offer junior and senior level classes on the ABAC campus leading to other bachelor's degrees in early childhood education, management, accounting, and resource management.
The United States Department of Education has named ABAC one of America's most affordable colleges.
ABAC has an annual economic impact of more than $241 million on Tifton and the surrounding area.