Cal Maritime Ranked #5 Baccalaureate College, #3 in "Bang for the Buck" and #1 for Alumni Earnings by Washington Monthly
(Vallejo, California – August 29, 2017) – Washington Monthly's College Guide once again ranks California State University Maritime Academy highly for overall contribution to the public good, bang for the buck, and alumni earnings.
In the overall rankings which rated schools on their contribution to the public good, Cal Maritime ranked fifth among all national baccalaureate colleges. The rankings are based on three categories: recruiting and graduating low-income students; producing cutting-edge scholarship; and encouraging students to give back to their country.
Among baccalaureate colleges in the west, Cal Maritime ranked third overall in the publications "bang for the buck" rankings. These rankings reflect the degree to which schools help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices. The publication also ranked the school #1 in "earnings performance" for alumni.
"We believe that – in addition to graduating high-earning alumni – we are training highly-skilled leaders for the maritime, transportation, and related industries," said President Tom Cropper. "Everyone at Cal Maritime plays a role in the success of our graduates: faculty, staff, administrators, and our hard-working graduates themselves."
The U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard ranks Cal Maritime first among public California universities for graduate earnings 10 years after enrollment. The Academy is also one of only 15 four-year colleges in the U.S. to receive a perfect score for "value added" to student outcomes in a study by the Brookings Institute. Money magazine ranked the school as one of America's Best Public Colleges and Forbes recently ranked Cal Maritime #20 nationally among public colleges with high-earning graduates.