Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a public, co-educational state college. It is located on Taylors Point in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. The academy is commonly referred to as Mass Maritime, Maritime or MMA. MMA was established on June 1, 1981 by an act of the state legislature. It was initially known as the Massachusetts Nautical Training School. MMA offers professional study programs, undergraduate and graduate degrees in maritime related fields. Marine engineering, emergency management, marine safety and environmental protection and international maritime business are some of the subjects offered at the academy.

MMA is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III. The athletic teams of the academy are nicknamed the Buccaneers. The sports teams participate in sports like rifle, cross country, crew, softball, track and field, sailing, lacrosse and soccer. Financial aid is given to students who are in need of assistance.

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy
101 Academy Dr
Buzzards Bay , MA 02532-1803
General Phone: (508) 830-5000

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering108naval and marine engineering, various engineering courses
Transportation49merchant marine officer
Conservation and Resource Management24environmental studies
Business and Management17international business
Security and Law Enforcement15security and protective services

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1906
Master's degree231

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Student Body

In 2007-2008, Massachusetts Maritime Academy had a total enrollment of 1,135 students (1,325 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 92%
Women 8%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 95%
Graduate 5%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 94%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 36%
20-21 37%
22-24 15%
25-29 6%
30-34 0%
35-39 1%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 83 %
Part-Time 100 %

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Room and Board (2007)

Massachusetts Maritime Academy offers campus housing for 1,058 of its 1,325 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410550
SAT Math480580
SAT Writing410550
ACT Composite1822

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT96%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT17%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,312
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,346
Room and board $ 8,607
Room charge $ 4,668
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,939
Books and supplies $ 700
Other expenses $ 5,017

Financial Aid:
Massachusetts Maritime Academy participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 218100)

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Faculty

Massachusetts Maritime Academy has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year25$85,6854$68,978
Associate professoracademic year10$64,2705$63,484
Assistant professoracademic year13$55,9626$53,166
Instructoracademic year4$51,9610*
All faculty totalacademic year52$71,54215$60,822

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

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football New England Football Conference
Baseball Massachusetts State College Athletic Association
Track Massachusetts State College Athletic Association

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Engineering, Other
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Security And Law Enforcement
Security and Protective Services, Other

Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer

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