Serving approximately 8,000 students, the mission of the Tift County school system is to educate, prepare and inspire students to reach their fullest potential. From Pre-Kindergarten to twelfth grade, graduation is the ultimate goal. Using evidence-based practices in the classroom and offering numerous extra-curricular outlets, students are able to leave Tift County Schools with a solid foundation for their futures. They go on to attend top colleges across the nation, serve in our nation’s military as well as directly enter the workforce. Tift County is a Charter System, offering students numerous educational options, including Advanced Placement, Move on When Ready and specialty certifications and job shadowing. The Tift County School System is governed by a seven-member board, elected by the residents of Tift County.
Located in Chula in northern Tift County, Tiftarea Academy has an enrollment of over 600 students in Pre-K through 12th grade. Founded in 1969, the school offers a challenging academic environment based on the values of honor, achievement and citizenship. The school offers numerous opportunities for school and community involvement through student clubs and organizations and athletics.
Founded in 1908, more than 3,400 students call ABAC home. The college offers seven Associate Degree programs and nine Bachelor degree programs in fields ranging from agriculture, nursing, music, business and rural studies. ABAC also offers a variety of student organizations, intercollegiate and intramural athletic teams and a unique learning experience on its 516-acre campus.
Southern Regional Technical College offers 150 degree, diploma and certificate programs on its seven campuses throughout South Georgia including its Tifton campus. SRTC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and offers expert faculty members, state-of-the-art equipment and technology and hands-on training opportunities to ensure a path to success for its students.
The University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences includes a campus in Tifton which encompasses 7,000 acres in South Georgia with research farms and centers at Attapulgus, Camilla, Midville and Plains. The campus, which will celebrate 100 years of service in 2018, includes research on a wide range of agricultural commodities, all helping to make agriculture the largest industry in Georgia. The campus offers four undergraduate degrees in Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agriscience & Environmental Systems and Biological Science along with graduate degrees in Agricultural & Environmental Education and Plant Protection & Pest Management.