Tiffany, GA – The School of Agriculture and Natural Resources (SNA) broke its previous enrollment this week as semester classes began 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 By the end of 2020, 1,360 SANR students enrolled will surpass the previous record.
“I believe it is a testament to Abak’s reputation and legacy,” said ABAC President David Bridge. “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 agronomy 273, forestry and wildlife at 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 Dr. Mark Kistler, Sanar Dean. “This is a testament not only to the quality and reputation of our programs, teachers and staff, but also to our ongoing recruitment efforts as a school.
“Everyone, including me, has been involved in recruitment efforts: in-person events, field visits, virtual visits and personal contacts by phone, email and mail. I have emphasized that recruitment is everyone’s responsibility, and I think it has been successful. ”
According to Kistler, enrollment in 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. Students come from 18 states, including California, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania, as well as 18 countries, including the Czech Republic, Belize, Thailand, Slovakia, India, and Germany. This fall, 60 percent of ABC students are women.
This fall, more than 61 percent of ABC students are pursuing a four-year degree. ABC offers 12 undergraduate degrees, including Agricultural Trade, Writing and Communication, Agriculture, Rural Community Development, Agricultural Communication, Nursing, Agricultural Education, Natural Resources Management, Biology, History and Government, Business and Environmental Gardening.
Associated degrees seek out 38 percent of the student population, many of whom are enrolled in the prestigious ASN degree. 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.