Commercial Diving Academy

Overview of Commercial Diving Academy

Students attend Commercial Diving Academy in Jacksonville, FL, a large city. The school is a private, for-profit institution. Commercial Diving Academy degrees go up to the Certificate.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in transportation.

Commercial Diving Academy Selectivity

Applicants to Commercial Diving Academy appreciate its open admissions policy.

Student Body

There are 176 students at the school (as of 2007-2008). Commercial Diving Academy has a large minority student population. A very high share of students at the school are male.

Student Life

Commercial Diving Academy offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Commercial Diving Academy exists for the purpose of providing the commercial diving industry with entry level and post graduate personnel who excel in knowledge and skills, safety, and work ethics. The training is comprehensive, rigorous, and designed with individual student career objectives, abilities and interests in mind. The gateway to commercial diving is in the heart of the South-the Atlantic Ocean and the St. Johns River. The Academy is strategically situated on the Atlantic and serves as a major training center for Florida, Alabama, the Gulf Coast region, and the southeastern United States. The faculty consists of educators with years of experiences ranging from offshore diving in the oilfields of the South China Sea, Indian Ocean, North Sea and Gulf of Thailand to rivers and lakes around the world. Small classes allow for individualization in an environment that fosters intellectual exchange and practical, hands-on instruction. In assuming its role in the development of professional divers/tenders, the Academy is keenly aware of its responsibility in promoting an unyielding commitment to the highest standards of safety and offering the most up-to-date methods and practices in the field. To this end, the Academy is committed to continuing to develop and maintain strong partnerships with businesses in the region and making use of state-of-the-art technology and training resources with the industry."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Commercial Diving Academy

Commercial Diving Academy
8137 N Main St
Jacksonville , FL 32208
General Phone: (904) 766-7736

Commercial Diving Academy Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Transportation249professional diver, marine transportation
Nursing and Emergency Medicine59EMT paramedic
Production Trades2welding

Number of programs and degrees for Commercial Diving Academy in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year3104

Commercial Diving Academy Student Body

In 2007-2008, Commercial Diving Academy had a total enrollment of 176 students (398 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 21%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 15%
20-21 21%
22-24 17%
25-29 24%
30-34 13%
35-39 6%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 1%

Commercial Diving Academy Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 85%
Transfer Out 3%

Commercial Diving Academy Room and Board (2007)

Commercial Diving Academy offers campus housing for 74 of its 398 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Commercial Diving Academy Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 14,900
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,900
Room and board $ 3,419
Room charge $ 1,065
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,354
Books and supplies $ 2,450
Other expenses $ 500

Financial Aid:
Commercial Diving Academy participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3985300)

Commercial Diving Academy Degree Programs (2007)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Diver, Professional and Instructor
Marine Transportation, Other

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Commercial Diving Academy Highlights

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What Sets Commercial Diving Academy Apart:

Minority % of student body
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Male % of student body
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% of degrees in transportation
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Commercial Diving Academy % of degrees in transportation
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 16%Commercial Diving Academy Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

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