Cal Maritime Recognized for Alumni Earnings and Social Mobility


California State University Maritime Academy has gained attention repeatedly for its highly-successful graduates. Most recently, CNBC named Cal Maritime the number one public university in California, number one state maritime academy, and number ten university in the nation for alumni earnings.


Also, a new study of millions of tax records by researchers at Brown, UC Berkeley, Stanford, and the U.S. Treasury determined that Cal Maritime was the California college with the most success in helping to transform students whose parents were in the bottom 20 percent of the income bracket into adults who are in the top 20 percent within a decade. The study is part of The Equality of Opportunity Project, which aims to measure upward income mobility.


CNBC used the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard to compare bachelor’s degree-granting institutions, excluding some small schools that serve niche markets. The College Scorecard is a tool that compiles data on thousands of colleges, including median earnings of federally-aided students 10 years after enrollment.


Cal Maritime is one of six state maritime academies and the only one located west of Texas. It is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast.




Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy is located in Vallejo, California. The campus serves approximately 1200 students and offers undergraduate degrees preparing 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.