Located in Throggs Neck, New York, this maritime college makes Navy ROTC learning opportunities available for its students. The college is served by a Navy Reserve station located just east of the college. The East River is also close by, giving students an opportunity to get on the water when they want. In addition, the school is located close to New York City, allowing students to leave the college for some recreational activities.
Overview of SUNY Maritime College
SUNY Maritime College is a public institution founded in 1874. Student enrollment is 1,734. Undergraduate students make up 91% of the student body (1,586 students); graduate students number 148 or about 9% of the student body. Male students comprise 88% of the students while female students make up the remaining 12%. The total faculty count is 92; no graduate assistants are on the faculty to help with instruction or papers. This may make it difficult to get time with your professors, as there is a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.
Students who have applicable life experiences or passing scores on their AP exams are able to submit these for credit. The Carnegie classification for this college is “small programs” within master’s colleges and universities.
|Campus Setting||City: Large|
|Student Faculty Ratio||15:1|
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|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Rank||-|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Recommended|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Application Deadline||January 31|
|Common Application Accepted||Yes|
Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
The cost of attending the SUNY Maritime College isn’t particularly expensive, especially relative to other East Coast colleges. In-state tuition is $8,508 and out-of-state tuition is $18,418. Books and supplies cost around $1,500, while room and board is around $13,256. Other fees total $3,600, giving students and their families a total price of $26,864.
Even so, this may be pricey for some students and their families. If they qualify for federal financial aid, this can help bring down the total cost for families. Once financial aid has paid for a portion of the cost, some amount will usually remain; this is known as the average net price, which for this college is $17,558. The school provides a breakdown of how much families will usually end up paying based on their income as follows.
- Families earning up to $30,000 pay around $10,567
- Families earning between $30,001 and $48,000 pay around $14,704
- Families earning between $48,001 and $75,000 pay around $18,290
- Families earning between $75,001 and $110,000 pay around $21,971
- Families earning $110,001 or higher pay around $23,971
Freshmen students who have receive financial aid number about 256, or 49%. Students receiving grants or scholarships total 166, or 49%; on average, they receive $7,263. Students receiving institutional grants and scholarships number 148, or 43%, and they receive an average of $2,965.
|Average net price||2017-2018|
|Average Total Aid||$7,263|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||75%|
|Room & Board||$13,256|
- Tuition In-State - $8,508
- Tuition Out-of-State - $18,418
- Books and Supplies - $1,500
- Room & Board - $13,256
- Other - $3,600
The retention rate for SUNY Maritime College is 86%, which means that 86 out of every 100 freshman students decide to return for a second academic year.
The 4-year graduation rate for students is 45%. Depending on the intensity of chosen degree programs, students may need to stay in school for another year or two to complete their degrees. This, along with the national trend of college students taking longer to finish their degrees, makes their 6-year graduation rate 66%.
SUNY Maritime College does not offer evening courses for working students. However, they can attend via distance learning (online classes), so they can make progress toward graduation, even if their schedule conflicts with their class times.
Almost 400 students graduate from the college each year. The most popular degree programs are engineering and marine science. Some students do choose to major in business, management, marketing, and related support services degree programs. A few degrees are awarded for students graduating with engineering technology and engineering-related fields, multi/interdisciplinary studies, and physical sciences.
Student Population Total
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|Transportation and Materials Moving||160 Total Graduates / 42%|
|Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer||160 Graduates|
|All Engineering Majors||158 Total Graduates / 41%|
|Mechanical Engineering||82 Graduates|
|Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering||37 Graduates|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering||23 Graduates|
|Industrial Engineering||16 Graduates|
|All Business Majors||40 Total Graduates / 10%|
|Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other||40 Graduates|
|All Physical Science Majors||15 Total Graduates / 4%|
|Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General||15 Graduates|
|Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||10 Total Graduates / 3%|
|Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other||10 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||0%|
Outcome & Salary
These totals make the 4-year cost of education (net price) at SUNY Maritime College $70,232. Looking at their average salaries at different points in their careers, it’s easy to see that alumni from this school will usually earn a solid return on their investment (ROI).
The average salary of a graduate here is $87,000; their early-career salary is $74,700 and their mid-career salary is around $156,300. Their 10-year salary earnings potential is $570,000 and their 20-year salary earnings potential is as high as $2,433,000. This makes their 10-year projected ROI $799,768 and their 20-year projected ROI closer to $2,362,768.
On the other hand, high school graduates who don’t go to college earn a national average salary of $37,960. Their 10-year projected income is $379,600 and their 20-year projected income is $759,200. It’s obvious that the ROI from this degree is significant.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$74,700|
|College Grads Average Salary||$87,000|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$156,300|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$870,000|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$2,433,000|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$70,232|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$799,768|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$2,362,768|
|No Colleage Education Salary Comparison|
|National Average Salary||$37,960|
|10 Year Projected Income||$379,600|
|20 Year Projected Income||$759,200|
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