Massachusetts Maritime Academy

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,890
2.94% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$17,635
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
0.831%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
92.5%
785 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,637
97.3% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
84.7%
271 Graduates

About

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a higher education institution located in Barnstable County, MA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Massachusetts Maritime Academy were Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (83 degrees awarded), Other Engineering (71 degrees), and Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer (67 degrees).

In 2020, 453 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. 14.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 85.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (401 degrees), 22.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is $1,890, which is $−20,640 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is $1,890, which is $−20,640 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,635.

In 2020, 43% of undergraduate students attending Massachusetts Maritime Academy received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,890
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Massachusetts Maritime Academy was $1,890. The cost of tuition at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is $−20,640 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$17,635
2020 Value
14.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Massachusetts Maritime Academy had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,635. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Massachusetts Maritime Academy grew by 14.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,034
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Massachusetts Maritime Academy was of $13,034 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board increased by 2.83% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

43% of undergraduate students at Massachusetts Maritime Academy received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 6.52% with respect to 2019, when 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.831%
2018 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Massachusetts Maritime Academy was 0.831%, which represents 3 out of the 361 total borrowers.

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy received 785 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.55% annual growth. Out of those 785 applicants, 726 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.5% acceptance rate.

There were 1,637 students enrolled at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 2020, and 93% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy has an overall enrollment yield of 45%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
726
Accepted Out of 785

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy was 92.5% (726 admissions from 785 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 91.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 1.55%, while admissions grew by 2.69%.

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SAT Scores

93%
Submission Percentage
305
Scores Submitted

93% of enrolled first-time students at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy has a total enrollment of 1,637 students. The full-time enrollment at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is 1,593 students and the part-time enrollment is 44. This means that 97.3% of students enrolled at Massachusetts Maritime Academy are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, both undergraduate and graduate, is 82.5% White, 4.03% Hispanic or Latino, 3.24% Two or More Races, 1.22% Asian, 1.22% Black or African American, 0.428% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (72.2%), followed by White Female (10.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.15%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (59.6%), followed by White Female (19.2%) and Black or African American Female (3.03%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,637 students. The full-time enrollment at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is 1,593 and the part-time enrollment is 44. This means that 97.3% of students enrolled at Massachusetts Maritime Academy are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Massachusetts Maritime Academy was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Massachusetts Maritime Academy had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,350
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    66
  3. Two or More Races
    53

The enrolled student population at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is 82.5% White, 4.03% Hispanic or Latino, 3.24% Two or More Races, 1.22% Asian, 1.22% Black or African American, 0.428% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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In 2020, 323 fewer women than men received degrees from Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is white (401 degrees awarded). There were 22.3 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (83 degrees awarded), followed by Other Engineering (71 degrees) and Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer (67 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (67 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees), and Engineering (174 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Massachusetts Maritime Academy are Software developers (382,444 people), Other managers (370,887 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (330,855 people), Civil engineers (254,160 people), and Mechanical engineers (192,154 people).

The most specialized majors at Massachusetts Maritime Academy are Transportation (67 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees), Engineering (174 degrees), Protective Services (80 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (14 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Massachusetts Maritime Academy are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Other financial specialists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Massachusetts Maritime Academy are Transportation (67 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees), Engineering (174 degrees), Protective Services (80 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (14 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Massachusetts Maritime Academy are Computer Systems Design (440,870 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (430,794 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (322,454 people), Construction (303,151 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (199,270 people).

The most specialized majors at Massachusetts Maritime Academy are Transportation (67 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees), Engineering (174 degrees), Protective Services (80 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (14 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 83 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 71 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 67 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Massachusetts Maritime Academy was Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering with 83 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

388
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
65
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 388 degrees were awarded to men at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, which is 5.97 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (65).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 77 degrees were awarded to men at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, which is 12.8 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 18 degrees were awarded to women at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Other Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, & Related Protective Services, which is 0.29 times less than the 62 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

56%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 56% of students graduating from Massachusetts Maritime Academy completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 76% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.21% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    401 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    18 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is white (401 degrees awarded). There were 22.3 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (18 degrees).

3.53% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    343 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    58 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is white male (343 degrees awarded). There were 5.91 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (58 degrees).

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy has an endowment valued at nearly $32.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.49M (4.63%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Massachusetts Maritime Academy had a total salary expenditure of $74.4M. Massachusetts Maritime Academy employs 37 Professors, 28 Assistant professors, and 20 Associate professors. Most academics at Massachusetts Maritime Academy are Male Professors (27), Male Assistant professors(17), and Male Associate professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Massachusetts Maritime Academy are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 38 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 21 employees, and Management with 19 employees.

Endowment

$32.1M
2020 Endowment
20%
growth from 2019

Massachusetts Maritime Academy has an endowment valued at about $32.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Massachusetts Maritime Academy grew 20% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.55M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.74M - Federal
  2. $1.46M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Massachusetts Maritime Academy received $1.74M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.46M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$26.5M
2020 Salaries
9.66%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Massachusetts Maritime Academy paid a median of $26.5M in salaries, which represents 35.6% of their overall expenditure ($74.4M) and a 9.66% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0% growth from 2018 and a 1.54% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.39M
Instructional Salaries
96
Number of Employees

In 2020, Massachusetts Maritime Academy paid a total of $8.39M to 96 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
37 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
38 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Massachusetts Maritime Academy were Professor with 37 employees; Assistant professor with 28 employees; and Assistant professor with 20 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Massachusetts Maritime Academy were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 38 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 21 employees; and Management with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Massachusetts Maritime Academy was Male Professor with 27 employees, Male Assistant professor with 17 employees, and Male Associate professor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

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