Massachusetts Maritime Academy

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,714

5.02% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,538

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

0.952%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

83.2%

838 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

1,780

95.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

75%

207 Graduates

About

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a higher education institution located in Barnstable County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Massachusetts Maritime Academy were Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (117 degrees awarded), Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer (75 degrees), and Other Engineering (61 degrees).

In 2017, 398 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. 15.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 84.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (315 degrees), 7.88 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (40 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is $1,714, which is $-19,019 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is $1,714, which is $-19,019 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,538.

In 2017, 48% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 76% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,714

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Massachusetts Maritime Academy was $1,714. The cost of tuition at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is $-19,019 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$14,538

2017 Value

3.58%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Massachusetts Maritime Academy had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,538. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Massachusetts Maritime Academy grew by 3.58%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,978

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Massachusetts Maritime Academy was of $11,978 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 26.3% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

76%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

48% of undergraduate students at Massachusetts Maritime Academy received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 12.7% with respect to 2016, when 55% 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.

0.952%

2016 Default Rate

3

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Massachusetts Maritime Academy was 0.952%, which represents 3 out of the 315 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Massachusetts Maritime Academy received 838 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.58% annual growth. Out of those 838 applicants, 697 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 83.2% acceptance rate.

There were 1,780 students enrolled at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 2017, and 93% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy has an overall enrollment yield of 56.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

83.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

697

Accepted Out of 838

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy was 83.2% (697 admissions from 838 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 80.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 1.58%, while admissions grew by 4.97%.

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SAT Scores

93%

Submission Percentage

363

Scores Submitted

93% of enrolled first-time students at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Massachusetts Maritime Academy has a total enrollment of 1,780 students. The full-time enrollment at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is 1,699 students and the part-time enrollment is 81. This means that 95.4% of students enrolled at Massachusetts Maritime Academy are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, both undergraduate and graduate, is 86.1% White, 3.99% Hispanic or Latino, 2.58% Two or More Races, 1.52% Black or African American, 1.29% Asian, 0.112% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0562% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (77.5%), followed by White Female (10.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.99%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (68.5%), followed by White Female (17.4%) and Black or African American Male (3.26%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,780 students. The full-time enrollment at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is 1,699 and the part-time enrollment is 81. This means that 95.4% of students enrolled at Massachusetts Maritime Academy are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%

2017 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 88%. 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

    1,533

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    71

  3. Two or More Races

    46

The enrolled student population at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is 86.1% White, 3.99% Hispanic or Latino, 2.58% Two or More Races, 1.52% Black or African American, 1.29% Asian, 0.112% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0562% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 278 fewer women than men received degrees from Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The majority of degree recipients at Massachusetts Maritime Academy are white (315 degrees awarded). There were 7.88 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (40 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (117 degrees awarded), followed by Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer (75 degrees) and Other Engineering (61 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 (75 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (31 degrees), and Engineering (191 degrees).

Workforce

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 Other managers (377,150 people), Software developers (365,951 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (317,271 people), Civil engineers (233,044 people), and Mechanical engineers (182,760 people).

The most specialized majors at Massachusetts Maritime Academy are Transportation (75 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (31 degrees), Engineering (191 degrees), Engineering Technologies (26 degrees), and Protective Services (39 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 Personal financial advisors, Physicians, Surgeons, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Marketing managers

The most specialized majors at Massachusetts Maritime Academy are Transportation (75 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (31 degrees), Engineering (191 degrees), Engineering Technologies (26 degrees), and Protective Services (39 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 (441,240 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (417,537 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (310,921 people), Construction (290,438 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (206,548 people).

The most specialized majors at Massachusetts Maritime Academy are Transportation (75 degrees awarded), Natural Resources & Conservation (31 degrees), Engineering (191 degrees), Engineering Technologies (26 degrees), and Protective Services (39 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 117 degrees awarded

  2. 75 degrees awarded

  3. 61 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Massachusetts Maritime Academy was Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering with 117 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 338

  2. 60

In 2017, 338 degrees were awarded to men at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, which is 5.63 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (60).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 104 degrees were awarded to men at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, which is 8 times more than the 13 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 14 degrees were awarded to women at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Environmental Science, which is 0.824 times less than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%

100% Completion Time

72%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 63% of students graduating from Massachusetts Maritime Academy completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Hispanic or Latino Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.42% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    315 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    40 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is white (315 degrees awarded). There were 7.88 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (40 degrees).

10.1% of degree recipients (40 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    267 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    48 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is white male (267 degrees awarded). There were 5.56 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (48 degrees).

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Operations

Massachusetts Maritime Academy has an endowment valued at nearly $19.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.48M (12.7%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Massachusetts Maritime Academy had a total salary expenditure of $69.2M. Massachusetts Maritime Academy employs 38 Professors, 32 Assistant professors, and 12 Associate professors. Most academics at Massachusetts Maritime Academy are Male Professors (28), Male Assistant professors(20), and Female Assistant professors (12).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Massachusetts Maritime Academy are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 29 employees, Management, with 23 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$19.6M

2017 Endowment

32.4%

growth from 2016

Massachusetts Maritime Academy has an endowment valued at about $19.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Massachusetts Maritime Academy grew 32.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.6M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $834k - Federal

  2. $849k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Massachusetts Maritime Academy received $834k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $849k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$24.6M

2017 Salaries

3.61%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Massachusetts Maritime Academy paid a median of $24.6M in salaries, which represents 35.5% of their overall expenditure ($69.2M) and a 3.61% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.03% growth from 2015 and a 5.81% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.62M

Instructional Salaries

89

Number of Employees

In 2017, Massachusetts Maritime Academy paid a total of $7.62M to 89 employees working as instructors, which represents 31% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.62M (33.5%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

38 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

29 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Massachusetts Maritime Academy were Professor with 38 employees; Assistant professor with 32 employees; and Assistant professor with 12 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Massachusetts Maritime Academy were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 29 employees; Management with 23 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Massachusetts Maritime Academy was Male Professor with 28 employees, Male Assistant professor with 20 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 12 employees.

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

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