Massachusetts Maritime Academy

101 Academy Dr, Buzzards Bay, MA

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a public school that has a large selection of majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Buzzards Bay, MA, in a predominantly suburban area. Massachusetts Maritime Academy has a yearly student enrollment of nearly a thousand.

Areas of study offered at Massachusetts Maritime Academy include but are not limited to:

  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Marine Science, Merchant Marine Officer
  • Security and Protective Services

The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, transcripts, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. A SAT or ACT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores between 930 to 1150 for the SAT exam and within the range of 22 to 25 for the ACT exam is common among students admitted to this school. Roughly 60% of all applicant were admitted at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, with 58% of those admitted choosing to enroll.

The tuition at Massachusetts Maritime Academy varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay approximately $7,600 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $23,000 per year. School housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is approximately $5,800. Massachusetts Maritime Academy may offer financial aid for students who are eligible by way of grants and loans.

The mascot for Massachusetts Maritime Academy is the "Buccaneers", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division III)
  • Rifle (NCAA Division III)

Contact information, tuition information, programs, and much more may be viewed on school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the applicants Massachusetts Maritime Academy accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is around 1,700 students, where graduate students make up roughly 23% of the student body.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • State Residents: $1,600-$1,900
    • Out-of-State: $17,000-$20,830
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $310-$370 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $970-$1,200 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid92%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships62%$9,876
Receiving Student Loans89%$8,087
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Massachusetts Maritime Academy may provide services to students including:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy is around 67%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years49%
Graduating in 5 Years15%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Massachusetts State College Ath Assoc)
  • Football (New England Football Conference)
  • Lacrosse
  • Rifle
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Sailing
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Massachusetts Maritime Academy by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies


Natural Resources and Conservation

Security and Protective Services

Transportation and Materials Moving

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