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Massachusetts Maritime Academy Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Massachusetts Maritime Academy ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Massachusetts Maritime Academy Ranked?

Quality Badge

2020 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 16 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is engineering.

Overall Quality

Maritime is ranked #224 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Maritime held the #278 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 70 colleges in Massachusetts, Maritime is ranked at #23.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Maritime?

Acceptance Rate

Massachusetts Maritime Academy has an acceptance rate of 83%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

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 520 and 600. Math scores were between 520 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Massachusetts Maritime Academy  ( 520 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Massachusetts Maritime Academy  ( 520 to 600 )
Maritime received ACT scores from 8% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Massachusetts Maritime Academy  ( 21 to 25 )

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Massachusetts Maritime Academy, this ratio is 15 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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 59%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  59 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 88% 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  88 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Maritime the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 63%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  63 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,688 undergraduates at Maritime with 1,607 being full-time and 81 being part-time.

Maritime Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 7.16 out of 100, Maritime is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  7.16 out of 100
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How Much Does Massachusetts Maritime Academy Cost?

The overall average net price of Maritime is $18,027. 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 +
$3,806 $3,812 $8,775 $18,743 $21,961

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Maritime, approximately 90% of students took out student loans averaging $8,611 a year. That adds up to $34,444 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Maritime is 2.0%. 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 $86,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Maritime graduates since it is 112% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


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

Location of Massachusetts Maritime Academy

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.

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Location of Massachusetts Maritime Academy

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 8 majors graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Of these students, 351 received undergraduate degrees and 37 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 103 $86,900
Marine Transportation 81 $72,500
Other Engineering 58 $67,700
International Business 44 $46,300
Other Homeland Security 29 $43,000
Natural Resources Conservation 23 $47,600
Systems Engineering 13 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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 64 students took at least one online class at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. This is a decrease from the 133 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 64 0
2016-2017 133 1
2015-2016 12 0
2014-2015 18 0
2013-2014 42 0

Learn more about online learning at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

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