Massachusetts Maritime Academy

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School Overview

Also known as Mass Maritime Academy or MMA, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a coeducational state college that offers undergraduate degrees in maritime-related fields in addition to graduate degrees. The second oldest state maritime academy in the country, MMA is located on Taylor’s Point in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, and operates a training ship called the USTS Kennedy.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy was founded in 1891 as the Massachusetts Nautical Training School. It was authorized by the Massachusetts Legislature to grant the Bachelor of Science degree in 1946. Today, it offers bachelor’s degrees in Marine Engineering, Marine Safety and Environmental Protection, Marine Transportation, International Maritime Business, Emergency Management, Facilities Engineering, and Energy Systems Engineering, as well as master’s degrees in Emergency Management and Facilities Management.


The academy is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.


Known as the Buccaneers, Massachusetts Maritime Academy sports teams include baseball, men and women’s cross country, men and women’s crew, men and women’s soccer, softball, football, men and women’s lacrosse, co-ed outdoor track & field, co-ed sailing, and women’s volleyball. The Buccaneers compete in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference, and the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Massachusetts Maritime Academy offers loans, grants, federal work-study and scholarships to help students defray the cost of attendance. All applicants are expected to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Library System

The ABS Information Commons encompasses 42,000 square feet, with 56 public computers, more than 140,000 online books, more than 52,000 online journals and a $2 million full mission bridge simulator. The building is LEED Platinum rated based on its sustainability, water efficiency, air quality and other factors.

Student Housing

One hundred percent of freshmen live on campus and most continue to do so throughout their time at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

General Information


101 Academy Drive
Blinn Hall
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532-1803
(508) 830-5000
(800) 544-3411
Fax: (508) 830-5077

Contact: CDR Liz Daly
Director of Admissions

101 Academy Drive
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
(508) 830-5000
Total undergrads: 1,571
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,537

Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus


Admissions Information


College has an application fee:
Regular application fee: $50
Online application fee: $50

Percent applicants admitted: 63%

College Majors

Management, & Marketing


Management B


– General B

Engineering Technologies

Management B

Security & Protective

Services Management B

Transportation & Materials

Science/Merchant Marines B

Degree levels for each major are
designated by the following

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

College undergraduate majors correspond to the following CIP codes: 030104, 142201, 142701, 149999, 439999, 490309, 521101

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (508) 830-5000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 101 Academy Dr, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532-1803
Setting: Suburb: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,792
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 75%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,680 (94% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $10,018
Out-of-state Tuition: $25,752
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 92%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $11,675

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1
Engineering 3
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Grand total 72

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Massachusetts Maritime Academy and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,018
Out-of-state $25,752
Books and supplies $1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $16,234
Out-of-state $16,234

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 366 92%
Grant or scholarship aid 210 53% $11,675
Student loan aid 365 91% $8,520

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 794 46% $10,928
Federal student loans 1,300 76% $5,510

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Massachusetts Maritime Academy students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 773 690 83
Percent admitted 100% 91% 99%
Percent admitted who enrolled 52% 52% 51%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,792
Undergraduate enrollment 1,695
Graduate enrollment 97

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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