TIFTON, GA (WALB) - It was the first day of classes at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, and that school is growing.
This year's freshmen class is one of the largest ever. About 1,300 students now live on campus.
Administrators say this is one of the most academically talented classes with four high school valedictorians, four salutatorians and numerous honor graduates.
President David Bridges says ABAC now offers them more educational opportunities.
"We've been steadily adding new baccalaureate degrees. We opened our first two in January of this past year, successfully, and the numbers are up in those programs. We added a couple more today; Partnership programs with Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus," said ABAC President David Bridges.
The new bachelor degrees include Early Childhood Education, Resource Management, Accounting and Management. ABAC already offers 4-year degrees in Diversified Agriculture and Turfgrass and Golf Course Management.