ABAC breaks school enrollment record

August 14 – Typhoon – School of Agriculture and Natural Resources breaks record this week as harvest semester begins at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Although the numbers are far from complete, a total of 1,446 students enrolled in the SANR on August 11, the second day of class. This exceeds the previous record of 1,360 students enrolled in late 2020.

“I believe it is a testament to Abak’s reputation and legacy,” said Abby President David Bridges. Agriculture is Georgia’s largest industry, and we are preparing students every day to be part of that industry. The jobs are there, and we plan to fill those jobs with our graduates who are ready to run.

Agriculture is the largest SANR major among 565 students. Other top choices for students include agricultural trade at 273, forest and wildlife management, 266, and agricultural education at 213.

“We are very proud and excited to have enrolled in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources this fall,” said Sanar Dean Mark Kistler. “This is a testament not only to the quality and reputation of our programs, our teachers and staff, but also to our ongoing recruitment efforts as a school.

“Everyone, including me, is involved in recruitment efforts: from events, on-site visits, virtual tours and personal contacts by phone, email, and mail. I emphasize to all that recruitment is everyone’s responsibility. I think it’s worth it. “

According to Kestler, enrollment in the SANR in Abak has increased by 79 percent in the last 10 years. This year’s SANR registration includes 801 men and 645 women.

Preliminary figures indicate that this fall was 155 in Georgia’s 159 provinces and 515 in Florida’s 67 provinces. The students came from 18 states, including California, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania, as well as 18 countries, including the Czech Republic, Belize, Thailand, Slovakia, India, and Germany. During this fall, 60 percent of ABC students are women.

More than 61% of ABC students are pursuing a four-year degree this fall. ABC offers 12 undergraduate degrees, including Agricultural Trade, Writing and Communication, Agriculture, Rural Community Development, Agricultural Relations, Nursing, Agricultural Education, Natural Resources Management, Biology, History and Government, Trade and Environmental Gardening.

About 38 percent of the student population is seeking a bachelor’s degree in nursing. At that degree, students can take the test that leads to a registered nurse (RN) certification.

He said the total registration numbers of the bridges are still being compiled. It will be the last enrollment of 3,990 students by 2020, the second largest enrollment in Abak’s history.

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