The Educational Opportunity Program has been serving students within the California State University system since 1969. In early 2015, the CSU Chancellor's Office approved funding to support an Educational Opportunity Program at California State University Maritime Academy. This action recognized the needs of Cal Maritime's increasingly diverse student body.
In Fall 2015, Cal Maritime welcomed its first EOP class of 20 incoming first-time freshmen and transfer students. The program continues to grow and become an integrated part of student life at Cal Maritime.