Cal Maritime boasts one of the highest job placement rates in the California State University system — and the typical earnings for recent grads are higher than most other campuses in it, too. Also of note: Though the university is among seven degree-granting maritime institutions in the U.S., it’s the only one on the West Coast.

  • Estimated price with average grant: $22,200
  • Graduation rate: 68%
  • Median earnings for recent graduates: $91,460

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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.