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United States Merchant Marine Academy

United States Merchant Marine Academy

The United States Merchant Marine Academy was founded as the U.S. Merchant Marine Cadet Corps in 1938. The academy was formally founded in 1942, and is one of five United States service academies. USMMA currently operates on an 82-acre campus in Kings Point, New York.

The United States Merchant Marine Academy offers programs in the fields of marine transportation, maritime operations and technology, logistics and intermodal transportation, marine engineering, shipyard management, and marine engineering systems.

USMMA's varsity athletic program fields teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, crew, lacrosse, golf, football, sailing, soccer, tennis, pistol, rifle, swimming and diving, water polo, wrestling, track and field, volleyball, and softball. Students can also participate in on-campus clubs and organizations like the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers, and the Marine Technology Society.

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Contacting United States Merchant Marine Academy

United States Merchant Marine Academy
Steamboat Rd
Kings Point , NY 11024-1699
General Phone: (516) 773-5000
http://WWW.USMMA.EDU

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United States Merchant Marine Academy Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Transportation127merchant marine officer, marine transportation
Engineering84naval and marine engineering, systems engineering

Number of programs and degrees for United States Merchant Marine Academy in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Bachelor's degree2114
Master's degree01

United States Merchant Marine Academy Student Body

In 2007-2008, United States Merchant Marine Academy had a total enrollment of 933 students (1,418 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 98%
Graduate 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 87%
Black 5%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 91%
20-21 7%
22-24 1%
25-29 1%

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

ResidencePercent
New York11%
South Dakota9%
California7%
Pennsylvania7%
Florida6%
Maryland6%
Colorado6%
(International Students)4%
North Carolina4%
Massachusetts3%
New Jersey3%
Utah3%
Georgia3%
Tennessee2%
Ohio2%
Illinois2%
New Hampshire2%
Idaho2%
Indiana2%
Mississippi2%
Connecticut1%
Arizona1%
Iowa1%
Oregon1%
Kentucky1%
Rhode Island1%
Delaware1%
Nevada1%
Missouri1%
Maine1%

United States Merchant Marine Academy Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %
Part-Time 100 %

United States Merchant Marine Academy Room and Board (2007)

United States Merchant Marine Academy offers campus housing for 721 of its 1,418 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Kings Point, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

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

United States Merchant Marine Academy Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Books and supplies $ 4,430
Other expenses $ 4,580

Financial Aid:
United States Merchant Marine Academy participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 289200)

United States Merchant Marine Academy Faculty

United States Merchant Marine Academy has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured547
Non-tenured, but on tenure track112
Non-tenured and not on tenure track165

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year26$149,0504$141,747
Associate professorcalendar year24$118,9683$130,259
Assistant professorcalendar year16$96,4382*
Instructorcalendar year15$71,4465$52,116
All faculty totalcalendar year81$115,37314$101,122

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

United States Merchant Marine Academy Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

SportConference
Football Eastern College Athletic Conference
Basketball Eastern College Athletic Conference
Baseball Eastern College Athletic Conference
Track Eastern College Athletic Conference

United States Merchant Marine Academy Degree Programs (2007)

Engineering
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Systems Engineering

Transportation
Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
Marine Transportation, Other

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Notable:
checked Open admission
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (navy)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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