Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College tuition is $2,501 per year for in-state residents. This is 65% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 82% cheaper than the average Georgia tuition of $13,938 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 4th in Georgia amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 62nd most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $9,239 which represents a 269% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,002 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $3,503.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $7,518 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Tifton should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $900.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,200 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $3,200 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Georgia residents to go to ABAC is $15,121 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Georgia residence can expect a one year cost of $21,859.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Estimated Budgets
Georgia Resident Total Budget $15,121
   In-State Tuition$2,501
   Other Fees$1,002
   Room and Board$7,518
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,200
   Books and Supplies$900
Non-Resident Total Budget $21,859
   Out-of-State Tuition$9,239
   Other Fees$1,002
   Room and Board$7,518
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,200
   Books and Supplies$900


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $15,121 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported ABAC net price for in-state students is $6,654* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

79% of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,815. 52 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,397. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$6,654*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid79%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,815
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants52%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,397

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$4,967
$30,001 to $48,000$5,931
$48,001 to $75,000$8,188
$75,001 to $110,000$10,213

Average Financial Aid Mix - $15,121 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $15,121. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 40% - $4,815

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 42% - $4,959

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 18% -  $2,147

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Georgia Southwestern State University58.5% more expensive
Gordon College9.1% more expensive
Troy University203.2% more expensive
Armstrong State University58.5% more expensive
Savannah State University58.5% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at ABAC is $60,484 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $7,399 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $29,596**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $75,605 or $36,995 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Georgia Resident Tuition Per Semester$1,250
Georgia Resident Total Cost Per Semester$7,560
Non-Georgia Resident Tuition Per Semester$4,620
Non-Georgia Resident Total Cost Per Semester$10,930

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Price per credit hour for Georgia residents$104
Cost for one class for Georgia residents (3 credit hours)$312
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$385
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,155
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,540


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 48% of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,959.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $29,596, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $36,721.85. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 79% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $7,399. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$306.02
Amount Borrowed$29,596.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$7,125.85
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$36,721.85

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend ABAC? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $36,721.85 would be needed to afford a $306.02 monthly payment in the example $29,596.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $2,277 to $2,501. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 2%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $60,484.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$20,795$83,180
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$26,540$106,161
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $33,873$135,491
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $39,212$156,848

Tuition History

What was tuition at ABAC five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2012$2,221$8,207 2.8%
2011$2,160$8,160 -20.5%
2010$2,718$8,694 18.9%
2009$2,285$7,628 1.5%
2008$2,252$7,503 7.3%
2007$2,098$6,883 3.6%
2006$2,026$6,650 5.4%
2005$1,922$6,326 4.7%
2004$1,836$6,030 4.6%
2003$1,756$5,740 3.8%
2002$1,692$5,532 1.7%
2001$1,664$5,504 7.5%
2000$1,548$5,250 3.9%
1999$1,490$5,030 2.4%
1998$1,455$4,629 4.8%
1997$1,389$4,293 5.7%
1996$1,314$3,717 -3.1%
1995$1,356$3,399 3.4%
1994$1,311$3,294 5%
1993$1,248$3,174 3.2%
1992$1,209$3,060 3.3%
1991$1,170$2,949 4.6%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 87 8% costlier
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General Associate's Degree 22 11% costlier
Turf and Turfgrass Management Bachelor's Degree 21 40% cheaper
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 20 39% cheaper
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management Associate's Degree 15 29% costlier
Agricultural Power Machinery Operation Associate's Degree 11 25% costlier
Forest Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 11 7% costlier
Agricultural Business and Management, Other Associate's Degree 5 16% cheaper
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production Associate's Degree 4 3% costlier
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 4 13% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 3 2% cheaper
Crop Production Associate's Degree 3 5% cheaper
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 2 12% costlier
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 1 27% costlier
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General Associate's Degree 1 18% costlier
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 1 3% costlier
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 1 17% costlier
Child Care and Support Services Management Associate's Degree 1 20% costlier
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 1 12% costlier


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About Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is a four year public college located in Tifton, Georgia.  Full time enrollment is 2,514 and part time is 961.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
2802 Moore Hwy
Tifton, Georgia

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=138558 IPEDS survey data.