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.
|Rank||School Name||Students||% of Total||Total On-Campus Cost|
|1||South Central Louisiana Technical College-Young Memorial Campus||3,309||77%||$3,300|
|2||L E Fletcher Technical Community College||798||57%||$4,442|
|3||United States Merchant Marine Academy||98||48%||$9,768|
|4||California Maritime Academy||71||38%||$21,102|
|5||Maine Maritime Academy||49||26%||$24,098|
|6||Massachusetts Maritime Academy||45||14%||$22,073|
|7||Texas A & M University-College Station||41||0%||$21,051|
|8||Northwestern Michigan College||34||4%||$16,274|
|9||Seattle Central College||11||1%||$4,919|
|10||Clatsop Community College||9||5%||$5,775|
|11||AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Technology||7||2%||N/A|
|12||Universidad Del Turabo||3||0%||$7,086|
|13||College of the Marshall Islands||1||1%||$8,755|
This list indicates the number of students that completed the Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.