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About CAES

Quick Facts

Mission — Making Life Better

To seek, verify and apply knowledge to enhance agriculture, the environment and communities.

Founded

The study of agriculture and the environment has been an important part of UGA since the university's earliest years. The university's founder, Abraham Baldwin, envisioned a college garden capable of supplying food for the students and the community. What is now the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences was founded in 1859. It was the first college at the university to accept women (1918).

Location

CAES has classrooms, laboratories and facilities on UGA campuses in Athens, Griffin and Tifton, Georgia. These locations are also where the UGA agricultural experiment stations are based. In addition, CAES has college-wide research and education facilities in Attapulgus, Watkinsville, Blairsville, Calhoun, Midville, Plains, Lyons, Camilla and Savannah. The college is also represented across the state by local UGA Extension offices and five 4-H centers in Hampton, Jekyll Island, Eatonton, Tybee Island and Dahlonega.

Size

15,822 acres—749 buildings in 20 counties

Work Force

Faculty—597; Staff—968; Temporary Employees—833
Total Employees—2,398

FY2014 Financial Summary

Recap of spending for fiscal year 2014 ending June 30, 2014

$181.45 million (45.04% from the State of Georgia)

  Instruction Research Extension
State $17.13 $35.23 $29.37
Federal $5.37 $10.43
County $24.18
Sales $0.64 $8.08 $13.57
Sponsored $0.58 $24.76 $5.54
Other $6.14 $0.43

*Values in millions

  • Two-thirds of the college's $15.8 million in federal funding went to Extension to provide Georgians with unbiased, research-based information in agriculture, the environment, community and families and to aid them in becoming healthier, more productive, financially independent and environmentally responsible.

  • Of the $81.73 million received in FY2014 state funding, the majority—43 percent—was spent on research.

Administration

J. Scott Angle, Dean and Director
Josef Broder, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Robert Shulstad, Associate Dean for Research
Laura Perry Johnson, Associate Dean for Extension
Jean A. Bertrand, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Harald Scherm, Assistant Dean for Research
John Sherwood, Assistant Dean for Diversity Relations and Multicultural Affairs
Amrit Bart, Assistant Dean for Global Programs
Kristine Braman, Interim Assistant Dean for Griffin Campus
Joe West, Assistant Dean for Tifton Campus

Departments

  • Agricultural and Applied Economics
  • Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication
  • Animal and Dairy Science
  • Crop and Soil Sciences
  • Entomology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Plant Pathology
  • Poultry Science

Student Enrollment (Fall Semester 2014)

Undergraduate—1,526; Graduate—415
Total Students—1,941

CAES students on campus

  • From Georgia—81.3%
    Non-Georgia Resident—18.7%
  • U.S. Citizen—90.3%
    International—9.7%
  • Female—59.7%
    Male—40.1%
    (Not Reported—0.02%)
  • American Indian—0.05%
    Asian—4.8%
    African-American—7.9%
    Hawaiian/Pacific Islander—0.05%
    Hispanic—3.2%
    Multi-Racial—2.1%
    White—73.5%
    (Not Reported—8.4%)
  • Total Alumni—More than 22,600

Student Scholastic Achievement

2014 Freshmen

  • Total Students—415
  • Average SAT Score—1218 (Math and Critical Reading)
  • In-state Freshmen on HOPE Scholarships—More than 95 percent

Honors Program

  • Total Students—92, including 29 Freshmen
  • Honors Freshmen Average SAT Score—1342

Career Preparation

  • The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has the highest percentage of students, of the 12 UGA undergraduate colleges, who go on to attend graduate and professional schools.
  • CAES graduates have the third highest starting salaries among colleges with undergraduate students at UGA.
  • CAES has the fourth highest job placement rate among colleges with undergraduate students at UGA.

Academic Offerings

Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture—16 majors
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences—5 majors
  • Minors—18 fields
  • Certificate Programs—8

Graduate

  • Master of Agribusiness
  • Master of Agricultural and Environmental Education
  • Master of Animal and Dairy Science
  • Master of Food Technology
  • Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management
  • Master of Science—12 programs
  • Doctorate—11 programs

Student Opportunities

Study Abroad Programs

  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Europe
  • France
  • Italy
  • Uruguay

Research

  • U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences among the top 20 colleges of agriculture in the world in 2013.
  • CAES-based research accounted for 78 percent of all royalty income for UGA in FY2013.
  • 70 percent of peanuts grown in the U.S. are UGA-developed varieties.
  • UGA-licensed turfgrass grows on every continent except Antarctica.

Centers and Institutes

University of Georgia Extension

  • UGA Extension agents in 157 counties provide Georgians with unbiased, research-based information in agriculture, the environment, youth and families.
  • UGA Extension returns $3 for every $1 invested in Georgia counties.
  • UGA Extension reaches more than 3.3 million Georgians each year.
  • Georgia 4-H reaches more than 175,000 of the state's youth each year.

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