United States Merchant Marine Academy

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2017 Average Net Price
$4,870
After Financial Aid
2017 Acceptance Rate
22.2%
1,855 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
975
97.8% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
80.5%
219 Graduates

About

United States Merchant Marine Academy is a higher education institution located in Nassau County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at United States Merchant Marine Academy were Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer (78 degrees awarded), Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (59 degrees), and Systems Engineering (35 degrees).

In 2017, 177 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at United States Merchant Marine Academy. 20.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 79.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (143 degrees), 9.53 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at United States Merchant Marine Academy is $N/A, which is $NaN approximately the same the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at United States Merchant Marine Academy is $N/A, which is $NaN approximately the same the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,870.

In 2017, 13% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 10% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Average Net Price

$4,870
2017 Value
7.08%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 United States Merchant Marine Academy had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,870. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of United States Merchant Marine Academy grew by 7.08%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

13%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
10%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

13% of undergraduate students at United States Merchant Marine Academy received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 8.33% with respect to 2016, when 12% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0%
2016 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at United States Merchant Marine Academy was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 42 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 1,855 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 0.908% annual decline. Out of those 1,855 applicants, 411 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 22.2% acceptance rate.

There were 975 students enrolled at United States Merchant Marine Academy in 2017, and 66% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

United States Merchant Marine Academy has an overall enrollment yield of 67.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

22.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
411
Accepted Out of 1,855

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of United States Merchant Marine Academy was 22.2% (411 admissions from 1,855 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 20.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -0.908%, while admissions grew by 8.16%.

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SAT Scores

66%
Submission Percentage
185
Scores Submitted

66% of enrolled first-time students at United States Merchant Marine Academy in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

United States Merchant Marine Academy has a total enrollment of 975 students. The full-time enrollment at United States Merchant Marine Academy is 954 students and the part-time enrollment is 21. This means that 97.8% 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 74.2% White, 9.85% Hispanic or Latino, 7.59% Asian, 2.56% Black or African American, 1.44% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.205% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at United States Merchant Marine Academy in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (63.1%), followed by White Female (11.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (8.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at United States Merchant Marine Academy, both undergraduate and graduate, is 975 students. The full-time enrollment at United States Merchant Marine Academy is 954 and the part-time enrollment is 21. This means that 97.8% of students enrolled at United States Merchant Marine Academy are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
2017 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 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), 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
  1. White
    723
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    96
  3. Asian
    74

The enrolled student population at United States Merchant Marine Academy is 74.2% White, 9.85% Hispanic or Latino, 7.59% Asian, 2.56% Black or African American, 1.44% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.205% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 32 students (3.28%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 103 fewer women than men received degrees from United States Merchant Marine Academy. The majority of degree recipients at United States Merchant Marine Academy are white (143 degrees awarded). There were 9.53 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at United States Merchant Marine Academy is Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer (78 degrees awarded), followed by Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (59 degrees) and Systems Engineering (35 degrees).

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 (78 degrees awarded) and Engineering (99 degrees).

Workforce

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 (339,313 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (298,440 people), Other managers (292,979 people), Civil engineers (225,939 people), and Mechanical engineers (171,609 people).

The most specialized majors at United States Merchant Marine Academy are Transportation (78 degrees awarded) and Engineering (99 degrees).

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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 Personal financial advisors, Surgeons, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, Physicians, and Other financial specialists

The most specialized majors at United States Merchant Marine Academy are Transportation (78 degrees awarded) and Engineering (99 degrees).

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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 (378,696 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (377,601 people), Construction (235,836 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (154,037 people), and Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. (146,690 people).

The most specialized majors at United States Merchant Marine Academy are Transportation (78 degrees awarded) and Engineering (99 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 78 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 59 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 35 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at United States Merchant Marine Academy was Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer with 78 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 140
  2. 37

In 2017, 140 degrees were awarded to men at United States Merchant Marine Academy, which is 3.78 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (37).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 57 degrees were awarded to men at United States Merchant Marine Academy in Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer, which is 2.71 times more than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 21 degrees were awarded to women at United States Merchant Marine Academy in Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer, which is 0.368 times less than the 57 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

63%
100% Completion Time
68%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 63% 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, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% within 200%.

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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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at United States Merchant Marine Academy is Female and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.28% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    143 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    15 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    13 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at United States Merchant Marine Academy is white (143 degrees awarded). There were 9.53 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (15 degrees).

0.565% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    114 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    29 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at United States Merchant Marine Academy is white male (114 degrees awarded). There were 3.93 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (29 degrees).

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Operations

United States Merchant Marine Academy has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, United States Merchant Marine Academy had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. United States Merchant Marine Academy employs 31 Associate professors, 29 No academic ranks, and 28 Professors. Most academics at United States Merchant Marine Academy are Male Associate professors (27), Male No academic ranks(26), and Male Professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at United States Merchant Marine Academy are: Office and Administrative Support, with 50 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 26 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 18 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2017 Endowment
0%
growth from 2016

United States Merchant Marine Academy has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of United States Merchant Marine Academy stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, United States Merchant Marine Academy received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$33M
2017 Salaries
29.6%
growth from 2016

In 2017, United States Merchant Marine Academy paid a median of $33M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 29.6% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.58% decline from 2015 and a 8.87% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.5M
Instructional Salaries
110
Number of Employees

In 2017, United States Merchant Marine Academy paid a total of $13.5M to 110 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
31 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
50 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at United States Merchant Marine Academy were Associate professor with 31 employees; No academic rank with 29 employees; and No academic rank with 28 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at United States Merchant Marine Academy were Office and Administrative Support with 50 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 26 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 18 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at United States Merchant Marine Academy was Male Associate professor with 27 employees, Male No academic rank with 26 employees, and Male Professor with 22 employees.

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