California Maritime Academy


The California Maritime Academy is a campus of the California State University, offering specialized academic programs that prepare students for careers in engineering, maritime, business, international relations, logistics, trade and transportation, and related fields. Cal Maritime offers the bachelor of science degree in five fields: business administration, facilities engineering technology, marine transportation, marine engineering technology, and mechanical engineering. It offers a bachelor of arts degree in global studies and maritime affairs. The degree programs include practical applications, with every student participating in labs, simulators, two-month training cruises, and industry-cooperative experiences. The academic program combines intellectual learning, applied technology, and leadership development to prepare students for positions involving significant responsibility and technical skills. Almost all students are offered attractive career opportunities immediately upon graduation. Cal Maritime's complete, 64-acre campus is located on San Pablo Bay, near San Francisco. The institution operates several training vessels, including the modern, 500-foot training ship Golden Bear.

How much would I save with WUE?
Resident tuition:$5472
Nonresident tuition:$16632
WUE rate (Resident x 150%):$8208
WUE Savings:$8424

Important: The rates shown are taken from WICHE's Annual Tuition and Fees Report for AY2013 - 14 and do not include fees. Actual tuition rates may vary. These rates assume 30 credit hours per year. We strongly encourage you to verify these rates with the admissions office where you want to enroll.

This institution offers the WUE rate to transfer students.

The WUE tuition rate applies to the majors listed below. If the major is not listed here, it is not eligible for the WUE rate:

Program Name   Degree Type(s)    
Facilities Engineering Technology   BS    
Global Studies and Maritime Affairs   BA    
International Business and Logistics   BS    
Marine Engineering Technology   BS    
Marine Transportation   BS    
Mechanical Engineering   BS    

Enrollment Information

Conditions for enrollment under WUE:
To be eligible for consideration, an individual must (a) be accepted as a full-time student at Cal Maritime; (b) be a resident of a WICHE member state; and (c) have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00. The principal criterion for selection is academic achievement. Extracurricular involvement is also considered. Cal Maritime only accepts students for the fall semester; to be considered for WUE, apply by February 30th prior to the academic year you anticipate enrollment. Once admitted under WUE, continuation in the program is contingent upon maintaining satisfactory academic progress while completing at least 12 graded credit hours per semester. The maximum participation in WUE is eight semesters. Approximately 25 WUE awards are awarded each year.

Contact Information

Office of Admission and Outreach
California Maritime Academy
Marc McGee 
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590-0644
(800) 561-1945/(707) 654-1330
Fax:  (707) 654-1336