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California State University Maritime Academy

According to the American Association of Port Authorities, the amount of cargo shipped by water is expected to triple by the year 2020. The California State University Maritime Academy is critical to helping build a strong workforce. Cal Maritime is one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the country. Its students enjoy a nearly 100 percent job placement rate. With an average time to graduation rate of four years, Cal Maritime students enter the workforce and begin contributing to the economy earlier than their counterparts.


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Cal Maritime's Annual Spending chart






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Fact Sheet 1.0 MB

Maritime Academy Powerpoint 542 KB

Statewide Powerpoint 798 KB


The California State University Maritime Academy’s annual impact on the Bay Area region is significant. Annual spending related to Cal Maritime in the Bay Area region ($35 million) generates a total impact of nearly $62 million on the regional economy. This impact sustains more than 850 jobs in the region, and generates more than $3 million per year in tax revenue. Even greater—more than $7.5 million of the earnings by alumni from Cal Maritime are attributable to their CSU degrees.


Cal Maritime improves California’s economy with research, education, and an entrepreneurial spirit. The Pacific Ocean plays a crucial role in the state’s identity, quality-of-life and economy. The Institute for Maritime Technology Research and Analysis (IMTRA) at Cal Maritime provides applied research, analysis and planning for the implementation of emerging and future maritime technologies. IMTRA monitors and develops emerging, state-of-the-art maritime systems, and assists the maritime industry with the selection of maritime technology systems.



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Last Updated: October 19, 2016