About ABAC

Community for learning. Community for life.

 Academic Programs
Academic Programs
<b>4</b> Year Degrees
4 Year Degrees
<b>24:1</b> Student to Faculty
24:1 Student to Faculty

Since 1908, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College has provided
unique, hands-on learning opportunities for students as the
South’s premier destination for Agricultural studies. Our offerings
have grown a great deal since our founding, now including a wide
range of more traditional 4 year degrees and paths to success
including a highly sought after nursing program, innovative arts
and science tracks, and an ever-growing list of learning
opportunities and majors for our students. A member of the 26-
member University System of Georgia, ABAC is proud to support
enrollment of over 3,400 students from 155 of Georgia’s 159
counties, 18 states, and 24 countries.

Our home is in Tifton, Georgia, a tight-knit and thriving town nestled
among the lush pines of South Georgia. ABAC takes pride in our
community involvement and the breadth of opportunities our city
provides to get involved in hands-on learning from healthcare to
business experience. Our college is a genuine member of the
community at large.

The ABAC campus offers apartment-style housing for 1,400
students and a wealth of resources and opportunities for students
to get involved, learn, and grow in our academic community.

Chances to practically apply what is learned in the classroom in
the real world begin on day one. ABAC’s sprawling campus is
equipped with a multitude of resources such as the J.G. Woodroof
Farm, Forest Lakes Golf Course, and the Georgia Museum of
Agriculture and Historic Village. We also offer chances to get
involved outside of Tifton at our campuses in Moultrie, Bainbridge,
Blakely, and Donalsonville, Georgia.

Abbreviated History of ABAC

Dr. David Bridges

Dr. David Bridges

President, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Congratulations on taking the first step toward getting to know ABAC!  From my experience and the experiences of thousands of other, I can tell you that to know ABAC is to love ABAC.   You can learn more about ABAC by exploring this website or by talking to our students, alumni, faculty, or staff.  If you really want to immerse yourself in the ABAC experience, visit the campus.

By visiting the campus, it will become apparent to you that our goal is to provide students with the opportunity for a life-changing educational experience.  ABAC achieves its mission by engaging, teaching, coaching, and mentoring students, thereby providing relevant experiences that prepare the graduate for life.  Small classes, engaging student activities, and a caring faculty, staff, and administration on a beautiful, safe campus will make your ABAC experience one you will never forget.

Whether you start and finish your college career on our main campus in Tifton, or whether you enroll through one of our high school programs or at instructional sites in Bainbridge, Blakely, Donalsonville, or Moultrie, you will experience quality education at an affordable price.  Time invested in ABAC will produce a life-long return on your investment.  Choose ABAC today!

David Bridges, President

Phone 229-391-5050

Our Vision

ABAC aspires to an institutional destination of greatness, a college where committed students seek a life-changing experience and are prepared to contribute positively to the communities in which they live and work.

Our Mission

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is a State College within the University System of Georgia. ABAC’s mission is to provide excellent education by engaging, teaching, coaching, mentoring, and providing relevant experiences that prepare the graduate for life.

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Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097


ABAC’s Associate of Science in Nursing degree is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326


ABAC’s Associate of Science in Nursing degree is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing.

Georgia Board of Nursing

237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217-3858


ABAC’s Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education is accredited by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

Georgia Professional Standards Commission

200 Piedmont Avenue SE, Suite 1702, West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334-9032


ABAC’s Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management is in final candidacy for Level II Accreditation by the Society of American Foresters (SAF).