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Massachusetts Maritime Academy

"The ocean-loving students at Mass Maritime Academy on Cape Cod study math and science and participate in a regimented, "academy-style" program intended to foster leadership and physical skills. They also sail to "exotic foreign ports" aboard MMA's 20,000 horsepower, 547-foot training ship. Upon graduation, students earn a Bachelor of Science degree, and many also acquire a Merchant Marine Officer's License upon completion of their courses. An optional Naval Officer's Commission, and a Master's degree in Engineering, is also offered."

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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"The ocean-loving students at Mass Maritime Academy on Cape Cod study math and science and participate in a regimented, "academy-style" program intended to foster leadership and physical skills. They also sail to "exotic foreign ports" aboard MMA's 20,000 horsepower, 547-foot training ship. Upon graduation, students earn a Bachelor of Science degree, and many also acquire a Merchant Marine Officer's License upon completion of their courses. An optional Naval Officer's Commission, and a Master's degree in Engineering, is also offered."

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For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.

Located on Cape Cod, at the mouth of the scenic Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts Maritime Academy is the ideal college to pursue your love for the ocean, your concern for the environment, your interest in Math and Sciences, and your thirst for adventure. As part of your training you will travel to exotic foreign ports aboard our new training ship Kennedy -- a 15,500 horsepower, 540 foot steamship -- which you and your fellow cadets will actually control under the close supervision of seasoned professionals.

Our graduates have been at the very top of seagoing, engineering, and environmental professions. Additionally, many of our graduates have translated their educational experiences and personal traits developed at MMA into rewarding careers ashore. Whether in engineering, business. government, environmental protection, marine science, military, law, medicine, management, education or many other professions, the lessons you learn at the Academy will prepare you for success.

The Academy will challenge you. While more is expected of you in your academics, physical condition and personal behavior, the benefits are great. You graduate with more opportunities than at an ordinary college because of the structure, leadership training and discipline at the Academy. You will earn a Bachelor of Science degree, and can earn a Merchant Marine Officer's License, and a Naval Officer's Commission (optional). Regardless of which direction you choose, you will graduate a changed person. You will become more knowledgeable, more experienced and more confident in yourself and your future. Our excellent job placement rate proves that Massachusetts Maritime Academy students have learned the most important lesson any college can teach -- how to succeed.

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Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,376
Gender 88% Male / 12% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 97% Full Time / 3% Part Time
Geography 65% In State / 35% Out of State / 2% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 19% 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 80%
Multi-racial 1%
International 2%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Ethnicity Unknown 10%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates and is mandatory for freshman. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

99% of students live on-campus.

100% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Mandatory
  • Housing Offered
  • Wellness Housing

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensembles
  • Pep Band
  • Drama/Theater

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center pre-admission summer program reduced course load study skills assistance tutoring
  • Computer Services: computer center, dorms, libraries dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: chaplain/spiritual director career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs veteran's counselor alcohol/substance abuse counseling women's services
  • Facilities: 540-foot training ship with classrooms, labs, marine engineering, and environmental protection; diesel simulator; video full-function bridge navigation simulator; commercial fishing simulator; spill management simulator; cargo handling simulator; hands-on aquaculture center; emergency management simulator; 248-foot tall 660-kilowatt wind turbine; bio-diesel re-generator; 81kw of solar power.
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cooperative education double major internships liberal arts/career combination
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (27%), Engineering, Other (18%), International Business/Trade/Commerce (16%), Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer (15%), Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other (11%), Environmental Studies (9%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to manage international businesses and/or business operations. Includes instruction in the principles and processes of export sales, trade controls, foreign operations and related problems, monetary issues, international business policy, and applications to doing business in specific countries and markets.

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.
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

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in engineering not listed above.

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.
Engineers, All Other
All engineers not listed separately.
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.

A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

Job Opportunities:

Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources.
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in environmental science. 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.

Administration & Faculty

President Richard G. Gurnon
Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 73
Student : Faculty Ratio 16 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 72 : 27
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 67
Tenure Track Faculty 32

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 47/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 77.3% accepted of 787 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite20 - 24
 
SATMath500 - 600
Reading460 - 550
Writing440 - 530

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Standardized Test Scores, Rigor Of Secondary School Record

Important: Application Essay, Extracurricular Activities

Also Considered: Work Experience, Interview, Recommendations, Talent Ability, Volunteer Work, Alumni Relation

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

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT SAT Subject Tests

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $13,791 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $7,115
$30K-$48K $7,923
$48K-$75K $10,921
$75K-$110K $16,187
$110K+ $21,037

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $1,465, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $1,465 Same as On-Campus
Fees $5,662 Same as On-Campus
Housing $10,596 $7,500
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total (before financial aid) $18,723 $15,627

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $16,371 Same as On-Campus
Fees $5,662 Same as On-Campus
Housing $10,596 $7,500
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total (before financial aid) $33,629 $30,533

Students Receiving Aid

53% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 86% $5,672
Federal Scholarships/Grants 19% $4,492
Institutional Grants 53% $6,578
Other Federal Grants 15% $716
Other Loans 13% $14,387
Pell Grants 19% $3,917
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 26% $2,217
Student Loans 86% $7,774

Financial Aid Websites

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

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.maritime.edu/costs/.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

48% of students graduated on time.

66% of students graduated in six years.

85% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Salaries

The typical (median) early career salary of Massachusetts Maritime Academy graduates is $54,700, according to Payscale.

Athletics

Athletics

Massachusetts Maritime Academy participates in the NCAA Division III for college athletics.

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Soccer Mike Singleton (Get recruited )
Baseball Bob Corradi (Get recruited )
Lacrosse Rory Deegan (Get recruited )
Football Jeremy Cameron (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Lacrosse Holly Glynn (Get recruited )
Softball Megan Giammalvo (Get recruited )
Volleyball Paul Dill (Get recruited )

Rankings

PayScale

#44 Starting Median Salary Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

#3 Regional Colleges North Top Public Rankings
#7 Regional Colleges North Rankings
#7 Regional Colleges
#61 Regional Colleges Overall Score

Washington Monthly

#27 Baccalaureate Colleges - ROTC Rank
#59 Baccalaureate Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#64 Baccalaureate Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#98 Baccalaureate Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#100 Baccalaureate Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#158 Baccalaureate Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#205 Baccalaureate Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD rank
#226 Baccalaureate Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#330 Baccalaureate Colleges - Overall Rank
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