California Maritime Academy

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California Maritime Academy
City: Vallejo, California
Type: Public
Sports: basketball, crew golf, rugby, sailing, soccer, water polo[1]
Colors: yellow, blue
Mascot: Keelhaulers
Degrees: Bachelor's[2]

The California Maritime Academy (also known as CMA, Cal Maritime and CSU, Maritime) is one of 23 campuses in the California State University system and is one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States. It is located in Vallejo, California.


Initially called the California Nautical School, the school was established in 1929. The School changed its name to The California Maritime Academy in 1939. In 1995, Cal Maritime became the twenty second campus of the California State University system.[3]


California Maritime offers 6 undergraduate degree programs, most with nautical themes.

  • Business Administration
  • Facilities Engineering Technology
  • Global Studies and Maritime Affairs
  • Marine Transportation
  • Marine Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

Cal Maritime is the only campus in the CSU system that does not offer any graduate degree programs. In 2005, the U.S. News & World Report ranked Cal Maritime's engineering program as one of the top 80 such undergraduate programs in the country.[4]


The California Maritime Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)[5]
The Marine Engineering Technology and Facilities Engineering Technology programs are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET/TAC)[5]
The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET/EAC)[5]
The Business Administration program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)[5]

Training Ship

The training ship of the California Maritime Academy is known as the Training Ship Golden Bear (T.S. Golden Bear, or TSGB). The current TSGB is the third ship to have this name (but the fourth training ship of the school overall). Her previous name was USNS Maury (T-AGS 39) and was built in 1989 by Bethlehem Steel Corporation at Sparrows Point, Maryland.[6] She was transferred and converted to a training ship in September 1994.[6]

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