United States Merchant Marine Academy

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2022 Average Net Price
$4,891
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
27.3%
1,532 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
943
98.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
77.2%
196 Graduates

About

United States Merchant Marine Academy is a higher education institution located in Nassau County, NY. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at United States Merchant Marine Academy were Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer (113 degrees awarded), Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (94 degrees), and Systems Engineering (39 degrees).

In 2022, 251 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at United States Merchant Marine Academy. 19.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 80.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (204 degrees), 15.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (13 degrees).

Costs

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,891.

In 2022, 12% of undergraduate students attending United States Merchant Marine Academy received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 6% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Average Net Price

$4,891
2022 Value
10.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 United States Merchant Marine Academy had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,891. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of United States Merchant Marine Academy grew by 10.6%.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

12%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
6%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

12% of undergraduate students at United States Merchant Marine Academy received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 7.69% with respect to 2021, when 13% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0%
2019 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at United States Merchant Marine Academy was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 33 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

United States Merchant Marine Academy received 1,532 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 14.4% annual growth. Out of those 1,532 applicants, 419 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 27.3% acceptance rate.

There were 943 students enrolled at United States Merchant Marine Academy in 2022. 65% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

United States Merchant Marine Academy has an overall enrollment yield of 60.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

27.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
419
Accepted Out of 1,532

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of United States Merchant Marine Academy was 27.3% (419 admissions from 1,532 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 25.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 14.4%, while admissions declined by −7.1%..

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SAT Scores

65%
Submission Percentage (2022)
164
Scores Submitted (2022)

65% of enrolled first-time students at United States Merchant Marine Academy in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

United States Merchant Marine Academy had a total enrollment of 943 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at United States Merchant Marine Academy is 931 students and the part-time enrollment is 12. This means that 98.7% of students enrolled at United States Merchant Marine Academy are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at United States Merchant Marine Academy, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.6% White, 7.64% Two or More Races, 6.26% Hispanic or Latino, 4.67% Asian, 1.7% Black or African American, 0.424% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.318% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at United States Merchant Marine Academy in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (63.5%), followed by White Female (14.8%) and Two or More Races Male (6.34%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at United States Merchant Marine Academy in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 943 students. The full-time enrollment at United States Merchant Marine Academy is 931 and the part-time enrollment is 12. This means that 98.7% of students enrolled at United States Merchant Marine Academy are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at United States Merchant Marine Academy was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), United States Merchant Marine Academy had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    732 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    72 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    59 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at United States Merchant Marine Academy is 77.6% White, 7.64% Two or More Races, 6.26% Hispanic or Latino, 4.67% Asian, 1.7% Black or African American, 0.424% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.318% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 151 fewer women than men received degrees from United States Merchant Marine Academy. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at United States Merchant Marine Academy is white (204 degrees awarded). There were 15.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (13 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at United States Merchant Marine Academy is Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer (113 degrees awarded), followed by Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (94 degrees) and Systems Engineering (39 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at United States Merchant Marine Academy, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (113 degrees awarded) and Engineering (138 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at United States Merchant Marine Academy are Software developers (418,282 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (341,403 people), Other managers (291,420 people), Civil engineers (277,081 people), and Mechanical engineers (203,797 people).

The most specialized majors at United States Merchant Marine Academy in 2022 are Transportation (113 degrees awarded) and Engineering (138 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at United States Merchant Marine Academy are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at United States Merchant Marine Academy are Transportation (113 degrees awarded) and Engineering (138 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at United States Merchant Marine Academy are Computer Systems Design (426,215 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (415,701 people), Construction (272,479 people), Aircraft & parts manufacturing (163,830 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (158,884 people).

The most specialized majors at United States Merchant Marine Academy are Transportation (113 degrees awarded) and Engineering (138 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by United States Merchant Marine Academy.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 113 degrees awarded
  2. 94 degrees awarded
  3. 39 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at United States Merchant Marine Academy was Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer with 113 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

201
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
50
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 201 degrees were awarded to men at United States Merchant Marine Academy, which is 4.02 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (50).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 87 degrees were awarded to men at United States Merchant Marine Academy in Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer, which is 3.35 times more than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 26 degrees were awarded to men at United States Merchant Marine Academy in Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer, which is 0.299 times less than the 87 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

76%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 76% of students graduating from United States Merchant Marine Academy completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 83% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Baccalaureate Colleges Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at United States Merchant Marine Academy is Male and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.02% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    204 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    13 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at United States Merchant Marine Academy is white (204 degrees awarded). There were 15.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (13 degrees).

2.39% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    160 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    44 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at United States Merchant Marine Academy is white male (160 degrees awarded). There were 3.64 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (44 degrees).

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Operations

United States Merchant Marine Academy employs 31 Instructors, 30 Associate professors and 24 Professors. Most academics at United States Merchant Marine Academy are Male Associate professor (27), Male Instructor (26), and Male Professor (20).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at United States Merchant Marine Academy are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 47 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 24 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 21 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$30.3M
2022 Salaries
4.31%
decline from 2021

In 2022, United States Merchant Marine Academy paid a median of $30.3M in salaries, a 4.31% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.3M
Instructional Salaries
109
Number of Employees

In 2022, United States Merchant Marine Academy paid a total of $14.3M to 109 employees working as instructors, which represents 47.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
47 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at United States Merchant Marine Academy were Instructor with 31 employees, Associate professor with 30 employees, and Professor with 24 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at United States Merchant Marine Academy were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 47 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 24 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at United States Merchant Marine Academy was Male Associate professor with 27 employees, Male Instructor with 26 employees, and Male Professor with 20 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at United States Merchant Marine Academy.

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