Maine Maritime Academy is regularly recognized for the quality and caliber of our unique educational experience. Recent accolades include recognition from Money Magazine, Washington Monthly, and U.S. News & World Report.
2020-2021 Colleges of Distinction
Maine Maritime Academy has earned a number of distinctions for 2020-2021. Colleges of Distinction schools are measured based on their inclusion of High-Impact Practices and how they align with Four Distinctions important to the overall student experience: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Communities, and Successful Outcomes. Learn more here.
2020 Military Friendly listing
Maine Maritime Academy was rated by Military Friendly® in six categories: Academic Policies & Compliance; Admissions & Orientation; Culture & Commitment; Financial Aid Assistance; Graduation & Career; and Military Student Support & Retention. Learn more about our 2020 designation here.
2021 U.S. News & World Report Rankings
- #4 in Regional Colleges North
- #1 in Best Colleges for Veterans
- #3 Top Public Schools
- #10 Best Value Schools
- #72 among 219 Undergraduate Engineering schools in the U.S.
2020 Washington Monthly Rankings
2020 Niche.com Rankings
Money Magazine Best Colleges
In 2020, Maine Maritime Academy received the following rankings from Money Magazine:
- Ranked in the Top 100 Best Colleges in America, Ranked by Value
- Most Transformative College: #2
- Best Colleges for Engineering Majors: #14
- Best Small Colleges: #17
In 2019, The Washington Post announced that researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce had issued a report using newly released federal data to calculate return on investment for thousands of colleges across the country. Maine Maritime Academy ranked among the top 10 schools, outscoring Harvard.