Massachusetts Maritime Academy Overview
Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a public institution located in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. Buzzards Bay is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is Massachusetts Maritime Academy Known For?
- Students at Maritime have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The master's degree is the highest award offered at Maritime.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 59% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Maritime bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $86,600 a year. That's about 112% more than their peers at other schools.
- The average Maritime student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Rankings
We have ranked Maritime as #94 out of 2,587 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 72 colleges in Massachusetts, it is ranked at #13.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Maritime has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Maritime.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Maritime has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Massachusetts Maritime Academy?
Contact details for Maritime are given below.
|Address:||101 Academy Dr, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532-1803|
How Do I Get Into Maritime?
You can apply to Maritime online at: https://maritime.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Apply
Admission Requirements for Maritime
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Maritime?
Approximately 84% of accepted students are men and 16% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 92%, and the acceptance rate for women is 96%.
Average Test Scores
About 93% of students accepted to Maritime submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 590. Math scores were between 520 and 595.
Can I Afford Massachusetts Maritime Academy?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Maritime, approximately 91% of students took out student loans averaging $10,737 a year. That adds up to $42,948 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Maritime is 2.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 99 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,494 full-time undergraduates at Maritime, 87% are male and 13% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Massachusetts Maritime Academy students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||16|
|Hispanic or Latino||60|
Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 4 countries are represented at Maritime. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Panama, Vietnam, and Germany.
Online Learning at Massachusetts Maritime Academy
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Maritime has changed over the last few years.
Online Growth Rankings of Maritime
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Massachusetts Maritime Academy was 15,200.0%. This is the #7 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Maritime regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Other Homeland Security||55||25||80|
|Natural Resources Conservation||41||0||41|
|Business Administration & Management||0||16||16|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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