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Massachusetts Maritime Academy – Tuition & Success Analysis

Buzzards Bay, MA

Massachusetts Maritime Academy – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,641

Average annual cost of attendance: $16,960

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $26,930

Campus Setting: Midsize Suburb

Religious Affiliation: None

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $3,088

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $6,609

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $10,235

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $15,960

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $21,150


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Massachusetts Maritime Academy. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 74%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 90%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $86,600

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 88%

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Admissions

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Acceptance Rate: 80%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 490 to 590

SAT Critical Reading: 460 to 560

SAT Writing: 460 to 550

ACT English: N/A to N/A

ACT Math: N/A to N/A

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Massachusetts Maritime Academy actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 17%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 76%

Typical student debt: $26,930

Typical monthly loan payment: $286

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Majors at Massachusetts Maritime Academy


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Massachusetts Maritime Academy:

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 14%
  • Engineering – 44%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 12%
  • Natural Resources and Conservation – 12%
  • Transportation and Materials Moving – 19%

For more information about the various majors at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, visit their website.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Diversity


Overall Composition at Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Massachusetts Maritime Academy full time:  98%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Massachusetts Maritime Academy part time:  2%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Massachusetts Maritime Academy:  3%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 1%

Black: 1%

Hispanic: 4%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Two or more races: 3%

Unknown: 4%

White: 87%

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 3.2

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 5.1

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 25.2

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.