4-year, Regionally accredited
Degrees: Associate's, Bachelor's
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) has, as you might expect, a strong program in agriculture, an exceptional degree program in turfgrass, good programs in forestry and conservation, and their RN program is quite popular. Also available is a bachelor’s in business. Many students enroll in the 2-year associate’s program in liberal arts in preparation for transferring to one of the Georgia state schools. Cost to attend is very reasonable.
ABAC is one of those interesting and exceptional colleges that are well-known for certain successful programs – they are, for instance, highly regarded for preparing students for golf course management. Students serve as interns at golf courses, many of them famous, and quickly find work after graduating. In fact, the school has its own nine-hole course for hands-on application of classroom work – and student golfers have easy access to the school’s course.
The administration is progressive, the majority of the students are pleased with the school, with about a third of the students living on the “gorgeous” campus. A very small number of students, particularly those from urban environments, don’t seem comfortable with the rural aspects of ABAC. Our take on this school is that it is a gem, serving a somewhat unique niche in higher education. Those interested in big college Greek life and run of the mill degree programs should look elsewhere.