Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Acceptance Rate 91 %
SAT Average 1,100
Tuition & Fees $26,807
Student Population 1,802
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $9,345

Academic Overview

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Campus, Buzzards Bay, MA
Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Maritime, Mass Maritime, MMA or Mass when differentiating between the other Maritime Academies) is a public college in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, focused on maritime-related fields. Established in 1891, Mass Maritime is the second oldest state maritime academy in the United States. Originally established to graduate deck and engineering officers for the U.S. Merchant Marine, the academy has since expanded its curriculum. Though not required, some graduates go on to serve in active and reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces. The academy operates a training ship, the USTS Kennedy. Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a public, 4 or more years institute located in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. It is a Master's College and University (smaller programs) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Master's degree. The 2021 tuition & fees are $11,687 for Massachusetts residents and $26,807 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 1,802 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 91% and the graduation rate is 76% last year.
The salary after graduation from Massachusetts Maritime Academy varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $96,000. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Massachusetts Maritime Academy are $11,687 for Massachusetts residents and $26,807 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $16,234 for in-state students and $17,372 for out-of-state students.
Massachusetts Maritime Academy 2021 Tuition & Fees
Massachusetts ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The acceptance rate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy is 91% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 57%. The average graduation rate is 76% and no students have transferred out from the school. The average received amount of financial aid is $9,345 and 45% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 1,802 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Massachusetts Maritime Academy is 91 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Massachusetts Maritime Academy is 76 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for Massachusetts Maritime Academy is 86 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Massachusetts Maritime Academy is 1,802
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Massachusetts Maritime Academy is 16 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $9,345 at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

Massachusetts Maritime Academy offers 9 major programs on-site (in-person class) only. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree70
Master's Degree20

Special Learning Opportunities

Massachusetts Maritime Academy offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for undergraduate programs. The school provides ROTC and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Freshmen (full-time) are required to live in on-campus house (e.g. dorms) at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:1,615)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $5,115)

Veterans Benefits

Massachusetts Maritime Academy has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges