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California Maritime Academy

"Cal Maritime, a four-year state school that specializes in ocean and transportation studies and engineering, boasts an "excellent reputation" for its practical and direct approach. The first woman to ever graduate from a U.S. academy got her diploma here, as did the first woman to ever captain an American ship."

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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"Cal Maritime, a four-year state school that specializes in ocean and transportation studies and engineering, boasts an "excellent reputation" for its practical and direct approach. The first woman to ever graduate from a U.S. academy got her diploma here, as did the first woman to ever captain an American ship."

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Located in Vallejo, California, The California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) is a unique and specialized campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system. We are one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States -- and the only one on the West Coast. We offer bachelor's degrees in business administration - international business and logistics, facilities engineering technology, global studies and maritime affairs, marine engineering technology, marine transportation, and mechanical engineering, as well as a master's degree in transportation and engineering management. We also work closely with industry, government and the community to deliver additional resources in continuing education and training, research and job placement.

Our programs focus on intellectual learning, applied technology, leadership development, and global awareness. Cal Maritime students take part in at least one two-month summer training cruise on the Pacific aboard our 500-foot Training Ship GOLDEN BEAR, -- gaining a unique perspective on our increasingly global culture and economy.

Cal Maritime's mission is to be a leading educational institution recognized for excellence in the business, engineering, operations, and policy of the transportation and related industries of the Pacific Rim and beyond.

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Student Life

Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,045
Gender 86% Male / 14% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 97% Full Time / 3% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 26% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 58%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 7%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 15%
Ethnicity Unknown 7%
Black or African American 3%
Asian 8%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $500.00. Housing deposit due : Jul 1. No cars. No pets.

90% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered

Activities

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center remedial instruction tutoring study skills assistance
  • Computer Services: computer center, dorms, libraries, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services minority students services personal counseling placement services for graduates veteran's counselor
  • Facilities: 500-foot training ship, computer-aided radar simulators, bridge simulator, steam simulator.
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cooperative education double major english as a second language (esl) internships independent study
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer (40%), Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other (17%), International Relations and Affairs (16%), Business Administration and Management (13%), Mechanical Engineering (11%), Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other (0%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Aerospace Engineers
Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.
Mechanical Engineers
Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to serve as captains, executive officers, engineers and ranking mates on commercially licensed inland, coastal and ocean-going vessels. Includes instruction in maritime traditions and law, maritime policy, economics and management of commercial marine operations, basic naval architecture and engineering, shipboard power systems engineering, crew supervision, and administrative procedures.

Job Opportunities:

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
Command or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as tugboats and ferryboats. Required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard.
Ship Engineers
Supervise and coordinate activities of crew engaged in operating and maintaining engines, boilers, deck machinery, and electrical, sanitary, and refrigeration equipment aboard ship.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Political Scientists
Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Thomas Cropper
President Thomas A. Cropper
Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Full-time Faculty 59
Student : Faculty Ratio 14 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 81 : 18
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 44
Tenure Track Faculty 35
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 20

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 3.0 ELEC 21 3.0
AP Biology 3.0 ELEC 62/62L 4.0
AP Calculus AB 3.0 Math 210 4.0
AP Calculus BC 3.0 Math 210 and 211 8.0
AP Chemistry 3.0 Chemistry 100 & 100L 4.0
AP Chinese Language and Culture 3.0 ELEC 21 3.0
AP Comparative Government and Politics 3.0 GMA 215 or ELEC 31 3.0
AP English Language and Composition 3.0 English 100 3.0
AP English Literature and Composition 3.0 EGL 100 or ELEC 21 3.0
AP Environmental Science 3.0 ELEC 63/63L 4.0
AP European History 3.0 ELEC 21 or ELEC 31 3.0
AP French Language and Culture 3.0 ELEC 21 3.0
AP German Language and Culture 3.0 ELEC 21 3.0
AP Human Geography 3.0 ELEC 31 3.0
AP Latin 3.0 ELEC 21 3.0
AP Macroeconomics 3.0 ECO 100 or ELEC 31 3.0
AP Microeconomics 3.0 ECO 101 or ELEC 31 3.0
AP Physics B 3.0 Physics 100 and 100L 4.0
AP Psychology 3.0 ELEC 31 3.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 3.0 ELEC 21 3.0
AP Statistics 3.0 MTH 107 3.0
AP United States Government and Politics 3.0 ELEC 9 3.0
AP United States History 3.0 ELEC 8 3.0
AP World History 3.0 ELEC 21 or ELEC 31 3.0

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 47/100
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Acceptance Rate: 74.8% accepted of 893 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite21 - 26
English19 - 26
Math22 - 27
 
SATMath490 - 610
Reading470 - 580

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record

Important: Academic GPA, Extracurricular Activities, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Work Experience, Recommendations, State Residency, Talent Ability, Volunteer Work, Alumni Relation, Application Essay, Character Personal Qualities, Geographical Residence, Interview

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
History 1 0
English 4 0
Math 3 4
Science 2 0
Science Lab 2 0
Social Studies 1 0
Foreign Language 2 3
Academic Electives 1 0

Other Application Information: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates SAT or ACT

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $14,300 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $11,371
$30K-$48K $13,434
$48K-$75K $14,795
$75K-$110K $18,849
$110K+ $21,819

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $5,472, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $5,472 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,064 Same as On-Campus
Housing $11,066 N/A
Books $1,262 $1,262
Total (before financial aid) $18,864 $7,798

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $16,632 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,064 Same as On-Campus
Housing $11,066 N/A
Books $1,262 $1,262
Total (before financial aid) $30,024 $18,958

Students Receiving Aid

43% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 60% $5,758
Federal Scholarships/Grants 26% $4,510
Institutional Grants 27% $5,006
Other Federal Grants 5% $1,000
Other Loans 3% $15,720
Pell Grants 26% $4,314
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 24% $3,791
Student Loans 60% $6,509

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.csum.edu/financialaid/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.csum.edu/web/admissions/financial-aid.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

42% of students graduated on time.

58% of students graduated in six years.

82% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

California Maritime Academy participates in the NAIA Division II for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Soccer Adam Christodoulou (Get recruited )
Basketball Bryan Rooney (Get recruited )
Golf Marv Christopher (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Basketball Mike Warrington (Get recruited )

Rankings

Forbes

#447 America's Top Colleges

U.S. News & World Report

#1 Regional Colleges West Top Public Rankings
#2 Regional Colleges
#3 Regional Colleges West Rankings
#94 Regional Colleges Overall Score

Washington Monthly

#7 Baccalaureate Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#11 Baccalaureate Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#14 Baccalaureate Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#16 Baccalaureate Colleges - ROTC Rank
#76 Baccalaureate Colleges - Overall Rank
#98 Baccalaureate Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#98 Best Bang for Buck Colleges - Overall Rank
#100 Baccalaureate Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#205 Baccalaureate Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD rank
#290 Baccalaureate Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
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