California Maritime Academy

Overview of California Maritime Academy

The main campus of California Maritime Academy is in Vallejo, CA (a medium-sized city). The school is a public school. California Maritime Academy offers degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

The school students most commonly major in a field related to engineering, engineering technician, transportation.

California Maritime Academy Selectivity

California Maritime Academy does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007-2008, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 460 to 570. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007-2008 had SAT math scores of 480 or more.


The school's faculty/student ratio compares favorably with most colleges. The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at California Maritime Academy are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 858 enrolled students. Males make up the lion's share of the student body at California Maritime Academy.

Student Life

Many students at the school live in campus housing. California Maritime Academy makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at California Maritime Academy belong to the California Pacific Conference for major sports.

California Maritime Academy Tuition and Affordability

The school offers comparatively low-priced tuition.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Mission Statement The mission statement for the Cal Maritime defines our purposes as an organization. Our educational community subscribes to the following statement of what we will do. Our mission is to: Provide each student with a college education combining intellectual learning, applied technology, leadership development, and global awareness. Provide the highest quality licensed officers and other personnel for the merchant marine and national maritime industries. Provide continuing education opportunities for those in the transportation and related industries. Be an information and technology resource center for the transportation and related industries. We do not give athletic scholarships."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting California Maritime Academy

California Maritime Academy
200 Maritime Academy Dr
Vallejo , CA 94590
General Phone: (707) 654-1000

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California Maritime Academy Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Transportation72merchant marine officer
Engineering Technician40mechanical engineering related tech, engineering technician
Engineering24mechanical engineering
Liberal Arts15international relations
Business and Management10business management

Number of programs and degrees for California Maritime Academy in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1616

California Maritime Academy Student Body

In 2007-2008, California Maritime Academy had a total enrollment of 858 students (1,020 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 84%
Women 16%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 62%
Black 3%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 11%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 29%
20-21 33%
22-24 22%
25-29 9%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%

California Maritime Academy Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %
Part-Time 20 %

California Maritime Academy Room and Board (2007)

California Maritime Academy offers campus housing for 517 of its 1,020 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Vallejo, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

California Maritime Academy Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460570
SAT Math480590
ACT Verbal1723
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordnot required
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT88%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT30%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

California Maritime Academy Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,112
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,282
Room and board $ 8,830
Room charge $ 4,200
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,630
Books and supplies $ 1,656
Other expenses $ 3,990

Financial Aid:
California Maritime Academy participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 113400)

California Maritime Academy Faculty

California Maritime Academy has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track92
Non-tenured and not on tenure track104

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Lecturercalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year8$96,7674$92,997
Associate professoracademic year9$78,4831*
Assistant professoracademic year12$68,2052*
Instructoracademic year5$64,7880*
Lectureracademic year8$57,1644$45,843
No academic rankacademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year43$73,69411$67,521

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

California Maritime Academy Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball California Pacific Conference

California Maritime Academy Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other

Liberal Arts
International Relations and Affairs

Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer

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California Maritime Academy Highlights

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What Sets California Maritime Academy Apart:

Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 5%California Maritime Academy Male % of student body
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 8%California Maritime Academy Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%California Maritime Academy Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%California Maritime Academy % of degrees in engineering technician
% of degrees in engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%California Maritime Academy % of degrees in engineering
% of degrees in transportation
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%California Maritime Academy % of degrees in transportation
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%California Maritime Academy Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%California Maritime Academy Salaries of full-time faculty
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%California Maritime Academy Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%California Maritime Academy Number of students

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (navy)

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