California State University Maritime Academy earned multiple accolades in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges survey, maintaining its top spot in the ranking of public colleges in the western region, according to the annual publication released today.

In addition to being ranked #1 among western public colleges again this year, Cal Maritime earned the #3 spot for regional colleges in the west, and the #39 spot for best undergraduate engineering degree among non-doctorate-earning institutions. The engineering degree ranking reflects an improved standing over last year’s survey, when Cal Maritime’s program earned a #46 ranking.

Here’s a summary of the Cal Maritime’s 2022 US News’ standing:

Top Public Schools - Regional Colleges (West)  1

Regional Colleges (West)  3

Best Undergraduate Engineering - No Doctorate  39

“The steadiness with which Cal Maritime is rated near the top in U.S. News’ annual survey is quite gratifying, especially to the dedicated faculty who deliver our remarkable programs,” said Provost and VP of Academic Affairs Lori Schroeder. “Even as we strive each year to build on past success, this news is welcome validation that our commitment to developing our cadets for lives of relevance and purpose is well placed.”  

Now in its 37th year, the U.S. News rankings evaluate colleges and universities on 17 measures of academic quality, including retention and graduation rates, class size, the strength of the faculty, per-student spending, peer universities’ assessments, and the average federal loan debt of graduates.

Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located in Vallejo, California, the campus offers undergraduate degrees that prepare students for careers in engineering, transportation, international relations, business, and global logistics. Cal Maritime also offers a master’s degree in Transportation and Engineering Management, as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.