Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Massachusetts Maritime Academy Ranked?

Quality Badge

2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy was awarded 173 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is energy systems engineering (general).

Overall Quality

Maritime is ranked #281 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Maritime also holds the #19 spot on the Best Colleges in Massachusetts ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Maritime?

Acceptance Rate

Massachusetts Maritime Academy has an acceptance rate of 92%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for Maritime.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Massachusetts Maritime Academy  ( 510 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Massachusetts Maritime Academy  ( 520 to 595 )
Maritime received ACT scores from 13% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Massachusetts Maritime Academy  ( 20 to 28 )

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is 65%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  65 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 87% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Massachusetts Maritime Academy enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  87 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Maritime for first-time, full-time students is 56%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  56 out of 100

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,538 undergraduates at Maritime with 1,494 being full-time and 44 being part-time.

How Much Does Massachusetts Maritime Academy Cost?

The overall average net price of Maritime is $21,146. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Maritime

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,379 $7,554 $12,099 $20,918 $24,835

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Maritime, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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 0.8%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Maritime Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Maritime make about $91,668 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Maritime graduates since it is 116% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Massachusetts Maritime Academy make the most money.

Location of Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Located in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of Buzzards Bay makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for Maritime are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 101 Academy Dr, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532-1803
Phone: 508-830-5000

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 9 majors graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Of these students, 291 received undergraduate degrees and 50 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Marine Engineering 81 $83,261
Other Homeland Security 79 $46,903
International Business 60 $46,873
Natural Resources Conservation 38 $45,730
Marine Transportation 33 $75,919
Other Engineering 0 $72,995
Systems Engineering 0 $83,288
Business Administration & Management 0 NA
Engineering-Related Fields 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Massachusetts Maritime Academy along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Maritime

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 1,626 students took at least one online class at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. This is an increase from the 112 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,626 609
2018-2019 112 0
2017-2018 64 0
2016-2017 133 1
2015-2016 12 0

Learn more about online learning at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

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Notes and References


*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.


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