United States Merchant Marine Academy

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2019 Average Net Price
$4,617
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.5%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
24.9%
1,693 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,025
98.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
84.3%
193 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 (111 degrees awarded), Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (56 degrees), and Systems Engineering (33 degrees).

In 2019, 202 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at United States Merchant Marine Academy. 16.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 83.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (146 degrees), 9.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 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 ($27,280).

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 ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,617.

In 2019, 13% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 6% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Average Net Price

$4,617
2019 Value
90.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 United States Merchant Marine Academy had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,617. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of United States Merchant Marine Academy grew by 90.8%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

13%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
6%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

13% of undergraduate students at United States Merchant Marine Academy received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 13.3% with respect to 2018, when 15% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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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.
2.5%
2017 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at United States Merchant Marine Academy was 2.5%, which represents 1 out of the 40 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 1,693 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 9.13% annual decline. Out of those 1,693 applicants, 421 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 24.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,025 students enrolled at United States Merchant Marine Academy in 2019, and 93% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

United States Merchant Marine Academy has an overall enrollment yield of 66.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

24.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
421
Accepted Out of 1,693

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of United States Merchant Marine Academy was 24.9% (421 admissions from 1,693 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 21.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −9.13%, while admissions grew by 3.19%.

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SAT Scores

93%
Submission Percentage
261
Scores Submitted

93% of enrolled first-time students at United States Merchant Marine Academy in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

United States Merchant Marine Academy has a total enrollment of 1,025 students. The full-time enrollment at United States Merchant Marine Academy is 1,007 students and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 98.2% 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 78.1% White, 6.44% Asian, 5.66% Hispanic or Latino, 4% Two or More Races, 1.46% Black or African American, 0.878% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.78% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at United States Merchant Marine Academy in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (62.9%), followed by White Female (16%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.47%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at United States Merchant Marine Academy, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,025 students. The full-time enrollment at United States Merchant Marine Academy is 1,007 and the part-time enrollment is 18. This means that 98.2% of students enrolled at United States Merchant Marine Academy are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
2019 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
    801
  2. Asian
    66
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    58

The enrolled student population at United States Merchant Marine Academy is 78.1% White, 6.44% Asian, 5.66% Hispanic or Latino, 4% Two or More Races, 1.46% Black or African American, 0.878% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.78% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% 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, 19 students (1.85%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 134 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 (146 degrees awarded). There were 9.13 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at United States Merchant Marine Academy is Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer (111 degrees awarded), followed by Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (56 degrees) and Systems Engineering (33 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 (111 degrees awarded) and Engineering (91 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 (399,840 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (326,928 people), Other managers (272,363 people), Civil engineers (265,411 people), and Mechanical engineers (199,326 people).

The most specialized majors at United States Merchant Marine Academy are Transportation (111 degrees awarded) and Engineering (91 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 Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at United States Merchant Marine Academy are Transportation (111 degrees awarded) and Engineering (91 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

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 Architectural, engineering & related services (397,971 people), Computer Systems Design (396,431 people), Construction (256,608 people), Aircraft & parts manufacturing (152,751 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (152,573 people).

The most specialized majors at United States Merchant Marine Academy are Transportation (111 degrees awarded) and Engineering (91 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. 111 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 56 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 33 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at United States Merchant Marine Academy was Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer with 111 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

168
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
34
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 168 degrees were awarded to men at United States Merchant Marine Academy, which is 4.94 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (34).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 92 degrees were awarded to men at United States Merchant Marine Academy in Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer, which is 4.84 times more than the 19 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 19 degrees were awarded to women at United States Merchant Marine Academy in Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer, which is 0.207 times less than the 92 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

71%
100% Completion Time
80%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 71% 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, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 80% 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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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 (69.1%).

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, 1.04% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    146 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at United States Merchant Marine Academy is white (146 degrees awarded). There were 9.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (16 degrees).

7.92% of degree recipients (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    119 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    27 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at United States Merchant Marine Academy is white male (119 degrees awarded). There were 4.41 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (27 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 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, United States Merchant Marine Academy had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. United States Merchant Marine Academy employs 30 Instructors, 26 Professors, and 26 Associate professors. Most academics at United States Merchant Marine Academy are Male Instructors (27), Male Associate professors(23), and Male Professors (21).

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 39 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 26 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 24 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

United States Merchant Marine Academy has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 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 2019, 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

$34.8M
2019 Salaries
3.47%
growth from 2018

In 2019, United States Merchant Marine Academy paid a median of $34.8M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 3.47% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.84% growth from 2017 and a 29.6% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13M
Instructional Salaries
107
Number of Employees

In 2019, United States Merchant Marine Academy paid a total of $13M to 107 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at United States Merchant Marine Academy were Instructor with 30 employees; Professor with 26 employees; and Professor with 26 employees.

In 2019, 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 39 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 26 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 24 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at United States Merchant Marine Academy was Male Instructor with 27 employees, Male Associate professor with 23 employees, and Male Professor with 21 employees.

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

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