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California State University Maritime Academy


At a Glance

School type

Public, 4-year or above

School Size & Setting

Medium | Urban

Students-to-Faculty Ratio


Religious affliation

Not applicable

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.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees


In state


Out of state


In state

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Out of state

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Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
Type of aid % of students receiving aid Average amount
Federal grants 21.0% $5,398
State/local grants 37.0% $2,410
Institutional grants 39.0% $5,303
Loans 49.0% $6,076

Other Estimated Costs


$11,942 per year

Books & Supplies

$1,032 per year

Personal Expenses

$7,218 per year

Financial aid resources

Paying for college

Learn about different ways to cover costs, incluing financial aid, GI Bills, grants and scholarships

Applying for financial Aid

Review this step-by-step guide on everything you need to do to complete your application.

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Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • International/Globalization Studies
  • Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Marine Engineering Technology/Technician
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

    • Business Administration and Management, General
      • A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Mechanical Engineering
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Marine Engineering Technology/Technician
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in shipboard mechanical and electrical engineering and the maintenance and operation of marine engines, including gas, diesel, and steam engines. Includes instruction in automation, diesel-powered systems, electrical circuits and systems, engine performance, hydraulics, manufacturing, motor-powered systems, refrigeration and air-conditioning, steam-powered systems, and welding. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
    • Engineering/Engineering-Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
    • International/Globalization Studies
    • International Relations and Affairs
      • A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
      • A program that prepares individuals to serve as captains, executive officers, engineers and ranking mates on commercially licensed inland, coastal and ocean-going vessels. Includes instruction in maritime traditions and law, maritime policy, economics and management of commercial marine operations, basic naval architecture and engineering, shipboard power systems engineering, crew supervision, and administrative procedures. See other colleges that offer this major

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Engineering, Other
Full List of Programs

Graduate ProgramsX

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Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
  • Apply 1,005
  • Accepted 825
  • Attend 195

Application Fee


Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

  • High school GPA

  • Recommendation letter

    Not applicable
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Not applicable
    (international students)

    Not applicable
  • Completion of college
    prep program

  • Demonstration of

    Not applicable
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
Male Students

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian44.11%
  2. Hispanic/Latino22.49%
  3. Two Or More Ethnicities11.57%
  4. Asian10.7%
  5. Not Specified6.59%
  6. Black2.7%
  7. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1.3%
  8. American Indian/Alaska Native0.54%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled


Undergraduate students


Graduate students


Full Time Students
Part Time Students

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children

Top five largest sports teams

Male sports:
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Golf
Female sports:
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Golf
Full List of Athletics

Full List of Athletics X

    • Male

    • Track and Field, X-Country
    • Golf
    • Female

    • Track and Field, X-Country
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