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ABAC celebrates great enrollment, nursing school anniversary

ABAC is celebrating good enrollment numbers and some big news about it's nursing program. (Source: WALB) ABAC is celebrating good enrollment numbers and some big news about it's nursing program. (Source: WALB)
Students at Abraham Baldwin College in Tifton started classes for fall semester on Wednesday. (Source: WALB) Students at Abraham Baldwin College in Tifton started classes for fall semester on Wednesday. (Source: WALB)
College President David Bridges (Source: WALB) College President David Bridges (Source: WALB)
Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences Troy Spicer (Source: WALB) Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences Troy Spicer (Source: WALB)
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

One south Georgia college is boasting about their great enrollment numbers this semester.

Students at Abraham Baldwin College in Tifton started classes for fall semester on Wednesday.

College President David Bridges said the school increased enrollment for the last four years, and that's something no other college or university south of Macon has accomplished.

"The percentage of students involved in bachelor degrees is way up. It's up actually 25 percent. So every year since we've opened up bachelor programs in 2008 we've had really significant increases," said Bridges.

ABAC is also celebrating it's 5th year anniversary for its nursing program with some good news.

Instead of just an associates degree, students can receive a bachelor's degree from ABAC.

This year there are 22 students enrolled in the bachelor's program.

"We have a very good program and we find that our graduates are preferred hired in the healthcare organizations in south Georgia," said Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences Troy Spicer.

This week they seated the largest class of associate degree nurses in the history of ABAC. 

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