Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532-1803


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system 4-1-4
Total enrollment 1,751
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 8%
Student to faculty ratio 17:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,565 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 825 applications and 664 students were granted admission. Massachusetts Maritime Academy is at the #78 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 11% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 91% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT950 to 1150
ACT20 to 26

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Massachusetts Maritime Academy charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $18,228 and in-state students paid $1,632.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 93% of Massachusetts Maritime Academy's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 18% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,668 (which is 17.2% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 2016-2017, was 344, which is 89% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,445 (which is 2.7% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has enrolled a total of 1,751 students (1,605 students full-time and 146 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,751 students, 51 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 87% men and 13% women and 1,677 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 74 for graduates studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 84%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Hispanic: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Asian: 2%

Black/African American: 1%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 6 largest majors offered at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 45% 52
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 22% 25
Engineering 5% 6
Natural Resources And Conservation 2% 2
Transportation And Materials Moving 0% 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Massachusetts Maritime Academy full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Massachusetts Maritime Academy graduates 6 years after enrollment is $65,000. Last year, out of the total 367 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 367 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 260 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 260 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $65,000 $79,300
Employment Rate 100% 100%
Total Graduates 367 260

Campus Location

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