List of leading maritime colleges in the United States:

California Maritime Academy
- Cal Maritime is a specialized campus of The California State University, offering bachelor’s degrees in international business and logistics, global studies and maritime affairs, marine transportation, marine engineering technology, facilities engineering technology, and mechanical engineering.
- It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Other accreditations include the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET; the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET; and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
- Ranked 5th among the best Baccalaureate Colleges on the West Coast (U.S. News 2010).

Great Lakes Maritime Academy
- Students can simultaneously earn their maritime credentials and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.
- Academy graduates enjoy 100% employment upon graduation.
- The Maritime Program is approved by the United States Maritime Administration, the United States Coast Guard, the Michigan Department of Education and is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Texas A&M University at Galveston
- Offering undergraduate degree programs in Marine Biology, Marine Sciences, Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Transportation, Marine Fisheries, Maritime Systems Engineering, etc.
- Graduate degree programs include a masters in marine resources management and a masters/Ph.D. in marine biology.

United States Maritime Service
- Founded in 1938 under the provisions of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936.

United States Merchant Marine Academy
- Placed among the top 3 Baccalaureate Colleges (North) in the US News & World Report 2010 rankings.

Maine Maritime Academy (MMA)
- Founded by an act of the Maine Legislature in 1941.
- MMA was the first maritime college to graduate women.
- The Academy is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
- Ranked in Top 10 among the best baccalaureate colleges for the northern region (US News 2010).

Massachusetts Maritime Academy
- It is the nation's oldest and finest co-ed maritime college.
- Offering Bachelor of Science degrees, Master of Science, and Professional & Continuing Education.

State University of New York Maritime College
- It was the first college of its kind to be founded in the United States.
- It has articulation agreements with several area community colleges.
- It offers students a 100% Career Placement rate within three months of Graduation.

United States Coast Guard Academy
- It is the smallest of the five U.S. federal military academies.
- It offers a four-year Bachelor of Science degree program.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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