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Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1908
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 2802 Moore Highway, Tifton, Georgia, United States, 31793
    • Phone:
    • +18007333653
    • Setting:
    • Rural

The History of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Founded in 1908 as the Second District A&M School, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is one of the most unique colleges in the state of Georgia, offering bachelor’s degrees in such diverse majors as natural resource management and agricultural education as well as associate degrees in popular programs such as nursing.  A unit of the 26-member University System of Georgia, (ABAC) enrollment includes over 3,400 students from 24 countries, 18 states, and 155 of Georgia’s 159 counties.

(ABAC) offers apartment-style housing for 1,400 students who live in the heart of the sprawling main campus in Tifton, which has been named one of the best small towns in America. With an abundance of student organizations, a wide-ranging music program, and a variety of intercollegiate and intramural athletic teams, there are many ways for students to get involved and develop a deeper connection with their college.

With the goal of an enlightening and engaging environment, (ABAC) provides endless opportunities for students to learn and grow as individuals.   Students can take advantage of the many sights and sounds of ABAC including the J.G. Woodroof Farm, the Forest Lakes Golf Course, and the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village.  ABAC provides practical, hands-on education to a diverse group of students with classes in Tifton, Moultrie, Bainbridge, Blakely, and Donalsonville.

Academic Highlights

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.).

Life in Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Intercollegiate sports teams include baseball, golf, and tennis for men, and softball, tennis, and soccer for women. ABAC has five national championships, three in softball and two in men's tennis.

ABAC has achieved international attention through its music program. The music program at ABAC includes a jazz band, jazz choir, concert band, concert choir, bluegrass band, and pep band. The ABAC jazz band has been on three tours of Europe. ABAC vocalists performed in 2011 at Lincoln Center.

School Ranking

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College's ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges South, #65-#84.


Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is a public institution that was founded in 1908. It has a Rural setting, and the campus size is 400 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.

Notable Alumni

  • Ralph Bryant
  • Tom Cheney
  • Cathy Cox
  • Harris DeVane
  • Kyle Farnsworth

Acceptance Rate

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College acceptance rate 70.2%

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