National and Regional Rankings

Highlights of the Academy's Rankings


Money – The Best Colleges in America 2023
Mass Maritime is a 5-Star, Top 1% college in America 

US News and World Report – 2023 Best Colleges Rankings
#1, Best Value University (Regional Universities North)
#6, Top Public Schools (Regional Universities North)
#9 Best Colleges for Veterans

Washington Monthly - 2022 Best Bang for the Buck College 
#1, Best Bang for the Buck College Northeast
#12, for Master's Universities

US News and World Report – 2022 Best Colleges Rankings
#4, Top Public Schools (Regional Colleges North)
#5, Best Regional Colleges North
#33 (tie), Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (at schools where doctorate is not offered)

PayScale – 2021 College Education Return on Investment (ROI) Rankings*
#4, Best Value Colleges (Massachusetts)
#14, Best Value Colleges (public colleges)
#25, Best Value Colleges (national)
*Rankings data reflect the 20-year net ROI for on campus students at in-state rates with no financial aid.
When 20-year net ROI is annualized, MMA places at #1 within Massachusetts and #9 nationally.

PayScale – 2021 Colleges with Highest Salary Potential
#14, four-year institutions in Massachusetts
#25, public four-year institutions
#109, all four-year institutions

College Consensus -- 2021 Rankings
#19 for Best Public Colleges & Universities (2021)
#23 for Best Small Colleges (2021)
#61 for Best Colleges & Universities (2021)
#90 for Best Value Colleges & Universities (2021)

Washington Monthly - 2021 College Guide and Rankings
#1 Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast)
#8 Bachelor's Colleges Rankings

CNBC Make It - 2020 Rankings of U.S. Colleges That Pay Off the Most
#6, Top 25 Public Universities

NICHE - 2022 Top Public Universities in Massachusetts
#4 Top Public University in MA

College Factual - 2020 Rankings
#2, Best Colleges for the Money (all undergraduates, Massachusetts)
#23, Best Colleges in Massachusetts

VIQTORY Military Friendly School List 2020-2021
Military Friendly Schools Bronze designation

Business First - 2020 Rankings of U.S. Public Colleges
#123 (national) - 2020 Best Value Colleges
#4 Best Value Colleges (Massachusetts)

Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce 2019 ROI Rankings*
#13 among 4,500 colleges and universities for ROI 40 years after enrollment
*Based on net present value of future earnings

College Raptor - 2022 Hidden Gems
Hidden Gems in the New England

Best Colleges - 2019 Rankings
#4, 50 Colleges with the Best Return on Investment (ROI)

US Department of Education College Scorecard
One of 23 four-year schools with low costs that lead to high incomes (published 9/12/2015)

The Chronicle List
Recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as among 4-year public institutions with the best 4-year graduation rates*
*for students who began their studies in the fall of 2011

27 colleges with the highest-earning graduates (published 4/14/2017)

Brookings Institution 2015 Value-Added Rankings Using College Scorecard Data
#5 (Four-year or higher colleges with the highest value-added, Table 3)
#11 (Four-year colleges with the largest increase in value-added, Table 5)

Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, Ranking Your College*
#9 (20 four-year colleges whose students go on to earn the highest salaries in the labor market 10 years after beginning their studies)
#10, tied (same listing adjusted for choice of major, students’ academic preparation, and likelihood of graduate degree attainment)
*analysis based on U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard, 2015