Report: Mass. Maritime Graduates Lead State In Earnings

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Graduates of Massachusetts Maritime Academy (, a public university with undergraduate degree programs focusing on science, engineering, technology, math and business that blend academics and experiential learning, lead the state in earnings among public institutions of higher learning, according to recent data released by the United States Census Bureau.

Statistics resulting from Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO) from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate MMA graduates earn an average of $67,000 annually just one year after graduation and $89,000 five years post-graduation.

Massachusetts is one of 23 states partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau on the PSEO data product; the Census PSEO data set is the most comprehensive collection of post-secondary labor market outcomes of Massachusetts public higher education system graduates.

In May of this year, Massachusetts Maritime Academy placed fourth of the 25 Best Colleges in the U.S. by the personal finance website Money, selected from a field of 623 colleges throughout the country.

“It’s extremely gratifying to see concrete data that confirms the quality of education and opportunities for employment and high earnings our graduates receive,” said Rear Admiral Francis X. McDonald, USMS, president of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.