United States Merchant Marine Academy

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2016 Average Net Price

$4,548

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.89%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

20.3%

1,872 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

927

97.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

76.5%

231 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 (107 degrees awarded), Systems Engineering (68 degrees), and Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (54 degrees).

In 2016, 232 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at United States Merchant Marine Academy. 12.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 87.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (182 degrees), 8.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at United States Merchant Marine Academy is $N/A, which is $0 approximately the same the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at United States Merchant Marine Academy is $N/A, which is $0 approximately the same the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,548.

In 2016, 12% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 12% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$N/A

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at United States Merchant Marine Academy was $N/A. The cost of tuition at United States Merchant Marine Academy is $0 approximately the same than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$4,548

2016 Value

3.25%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 United States Merchant Marine Academy had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,548. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of United States Merchant Marine Academy grew by 3.25%.

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Other Student Expenses

$N/A

Room and Board

$3,368

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at United States Merchant Marine Academy was of $N/A in N/A. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $3,368. The cost of room and board N/A between N/A and N/A. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 13.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

12%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

12%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

12% of undergraduate students at United States Merchant Marine Academy received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 12% 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.

1.89%

2015 Default Rate

1

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at United States Merchant Marine Academy was 1.89%, which represents 1 out of the 53 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 1,872 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 12.6% annual growth. Out of those 1,872 applicants, 380 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 20.3% acceptance rate.

There were 927 students enrolled at United States Merchant Marine Academy in 2016, and 70% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

United States Merchant Marine Academy has an overall enrollment yield of 73.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

20.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

380

Accepted Out of 1,872

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of United States Merchant Marine Academy was 20.3% (380 admissions from 1,872 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 21.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 12.6%, while admissions grew by 5.26%.

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SAT Scores

70%

Submission Percentage

195

Scores Submitted

70% of enrolled first-time students at United States Merchant Marine Academy in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

United States Merchant Marine Academy has a total enrollment of 927 students. The full-time enrollment at United States Merchant Marine Academy is 904 students and the part-time enrollment is 23. This means that 97.5% 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 73.9% White, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.98% Asian, 2.48% Black or African American, 1.62% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.216% 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 (61.3%), followed by White Female (12.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (8.52%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at United States Merchant Marine Academy, both undergraduate and graduate, is 927 students. The full-time enrollment at United States Merchant Marine Academy is 904 and the part-time enrollment is 23. This means that 97.5% of students enrolled at United States Merchant Marine Academy are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

93%

2016 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 93%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    685

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    95

  3. Asian

    74

The enrolled student population at United States Merchant Marine Academy is 73.9% White, 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.98% Asian, 2.48% Black or African American, 1.62% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.216% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 27 students (2.91%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 172 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 (182 degrees awarded). There were 8.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at United States Merchant Marine Academy is Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer (107 degrees awarded), followed by Systems Engineering (68 degrees) and Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (54 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 (107 degrees awarded) and Engineering (125 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 Miscellaneous managers (345,461 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (333,126 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (295,780 people), Civil engineers (229,727 people), and Mechanical engineers (150,819 people).

The most specialized majors at United States Merchant Marine Academy are Transportation (107 degrees awarded) and Engineering (125 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 Economists, Physicians & surgeons, Marketing & sales managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at United States Merchant Marine Academy are Transportation (107 degrees awarded) and Engineering (125 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 (390,100 people), Computer Systems Design (361,928 people), Construction (228,543 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (143,463 people), and Aircraft & parts manufacturing (142,581 people).

The most specialized majors at United States Merchant Marine Academy are Transportation (107 degrees awarded) and Engineering (125 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. 107 degrees awarded

  2. 68 degrees awarded

  3. 54 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at United States Merchant Marine Academy was Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer with 107 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 202

  2. 30

In 2016, 202 degrees were awarded to men at United States Merchant Marine Academy, which is 6.73 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (30).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 87 degrees were awarded to men at United States Merchant Marine Academy in Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer, which is 4.35 times more than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 20 degrees were awarded to women at United States Merchant Marine Academy in Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer, which is 0.23 times less than the 87 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

64%

100% Completion Time

72%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 64% 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, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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 (67.2%).

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, 0.866% 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

    182 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    21 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at United States Merchant Marine Academy is white (182 degrees awarded). There were 8.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (21 degrees).

1.29% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    158 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    24 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at United States Merchant Marine Academy is white male (158 degrees awarded). There were 6.58 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (24 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 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (N/A%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, United States Merchant Marine Academy had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $27.9M on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

United States Merchant Marine Academy employs 31 Associate professors, 30 Professors, and 28 No academic ranks. Most academics at United States Merchant Marine Academy are Male Associate professors (26), Male No academic ranks(25), and Male Professors (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at United States Merchant Marine Academy are: Office and Administrative Support, with 51 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 28 employees, and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

United States Merchant Marine Academy has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of United States Merchant Marine Academy stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A 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 2015, 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

Primary Expenses

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$27.9M

Salary Expenditure

$N/A

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, United States Merchant Marine Academy had a total expenditure of $N/A. Of that $N/A, they spent $27.9M on salaries and $N/A on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$27.9M

2015 Salaries

8.87%

growth from 2014

In 2015, United States Merchant Marine Academy paid a median of $27.9M in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 8.87% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.36% decline from 2013 and a 8.23% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.4M

Instructional Salaries

113

Number of Employees

In 2015, United States Merchant Marine Academy paid a total of $13.4M to 113 employees working as instructors, which represents 47.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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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

51 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at United States Merchant Marine Academy were Associate professor with 31 employees; Professor with 30 employees; and Professor with 28 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at United States Merchant Marine Academy were Office and Administrative Support with 51 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees; and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance with 21 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at United States Merchant Marine Academy was Male Associate professor with 26 employees, Male No academic rank with 25 employees, and Male Professor with 25 employees.

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