About Maine Maritime Academy
Maine Maritime Academy is a public, co-educational college located in the coastal town of Castine, Maine. Our student population numbers approximately 950 students in courses of study in engineering, management, science, and transportation. Our rigorous courses and experiential programs equip students with the practical skills, knowledge, and training to launch successful careers upon completing an associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree.
MMA students benefit from hands-on education, international sea-time aboard the Training Ship State of Maine or the Schooner Bowdoin, cadet shipping aboard commercial vessels, and cooperative education assignments. Our students become world-class mariners and engineers, supply chain managers, logistics professionals, and scientists here in Maine and beyond.
Maine Maritime Academy was ranked the #1 Best Public College on Money magazine’s Best Colleges list in 2014 and 2015. The college’s persistence, retention, and graduation rates are well above national averages. The job-placement rate for MMA graduates is in excess of 90 percent within 90 days of graduation.
Alumni of Maine Maritime Academy work all over the world. The success of our alumni has resulted in a worldwide reputation for excellence and reliability in maritime, business, and scientific fields. The alumni network connects MMA graduates with career opportunities in all of the industries and organizations we serve.
The college’s history dates back to 1941 when the Academy was founded by an act of the 90th Maine Legislature on March 21 of that year.