California Maritime Academy Rankings

The California Maritime Academy (CMA, Cal Maritime, or CSU Maritime) is one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the US, recognized by US News & World Report as a Top 5 Baccalaureate College in the west. It is part of the California State University system - the largest senior system of higher education in the nation. The Academy was established as the California Nautical School in 1929. It is the only maritime academy on the west coast.

It offers 6 undergraduate degree programs:
- Business Administration
- Facilities Engineering Technology
- Global Studies and Maritime Affairs
- Marine Transportation
- Marine Engineering Technology
- Mechanical Engineering


- Placed at Tier 1 and rated 5th best among 17 ranked Baccalaureate Colleges in the West (U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges 2010). It is placed second only to the U.S. Air Force Academy among public schools in that category.

- Ranked as the 6th best Baccalaureate College on the West Coast (USNWR 2008).

- The undergraduate engineering program was placed among the top 80 nationally (USNWR 2005).

- It was chosen as one of the nation’s top 100 public colleges and universities (rated #61) for Forbes’ 2009 rankings of America’s Best Colleges.


- The Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

- The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET/EAC).

- The Business Administration program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

- The Marine Engineering Technology and Facilities Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET/TAC).

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