Maine Maritime Academy Ranked #1 Best Public College and #8 Overall on MONEY Best College’s List 2015-2016

Posted on: July 14, 2015

Castine, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy ranked #8 overall on MONEY magazine’s list of Best Colleges in America for Your Money released yesterday. The rankings are, according to MONEY, “…a value ranking that evaluates colleges on measures of educational quality, affordability, and career earnings to help families find great schools that are truly worth the investment.”

In MONEY’s related Best Colleges lists, Maine Maritime Academy also earned top ratings: #1 in the 50 Best Public Colleges (highest-ranked public colleges and universities on the MONEY Best Colleges list) and #7 in the 50 Colleges That Add the Most Value (schools that best help students exceed expectations).

“We are pleased that the Academy ranks so high in educational quality, affordability, and positive outcomes for our graduates,” said Dr. William J. Brennan, President of Maine Maritime Academy. “We strive to deliver in all three of those areas, all of which have lasting positive benefits throughout our graduates’ lives and careers.”

The Best Colleges List is the result of in-depth review, research, and analysis of 736 institutions on 21 factors in the three categories.

Maine Maritime Academy is a co-educational, public college on the coast of Maine offering 18 degree programs in engineering, management, science, and transportation. The college serves approximately 975 undergraduate and graduate students in career-oriented programs of study. Maine Maritime Academy was ranked the #1 Best Public College on MONEY magazine’s Best Colleges list released in August of 2014. The college’s job placement rate is in excess of 90 percent within 90 days of graduation. For more information, visit