SUNY Maritime College

Throggs Neck, NY

SUNY Maritime College

Throggs Neck, NY

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Welcome aboard 

Founded in 1874, SUNY Maritime College is one of six state maritime academies in the United States focusing on Engineering, Marine Environmental Science, Marine Transportation, Maritime Studies, and Business. 

Many of our classes teach the vital skills and knowledge you will need to enter these fields through a focus on the transportation industry, especially commercial shipping and logistics.

On a narrow peninsula bordered by the Long Island Sound and the East River, our 55-acre campus in New York City is the perfect place to learnthrough our specialized academic courses and offerings. From here you will have access to top internshipsand real-world experience, industry experts, leading faculty, and a dedicated alumni network.

Adventure awaits
Approximately 70% of our students are working toward a joint bachelor’s degree and US Coast Guard license. A license qualifies you to sail aboard a commercial ship, similar to the way a driver’s license allows you to drive a car, and does not require military service. Part of earning a Coast Guard license means you will belong to the regiment of cadets, a disciplined lifestyle program. The regiment is also open to students who are not interested in earning a license.

License students spend their summers sailing around the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea on the College’s 565-foot Training Ship, the Empire State VI. Our other students follow a more traditional path, earning a bachelor’s degree and having opportunities to study abroad, participate in internships, and enjoy all the other campus-life activities Maritime has to offer.

Beyond our shores
Whichever path you choose, SUNY Maritime will help you set yourself up for success. From here you can sail on a commercial vessel, operate a power plant, design and build ships, restore ecosystems, or even fly into outer space like our alumnus Captain Scott Kelly ’87. 



One of the best in the Northeast | The Princeton Review


Top College in U.S. by Salary Potential | Payscale


Best Value College | Forbes


Among the Best Regional Universities in the North | U.S. News & World Report


Among the Best Colleges in the Nation for Veterans, Guide to Military Friendly Colleges

Fast Facts

#1 in the nation for mid-career salary potential

1,671 students

32 states and territories represented

24 nations represented

13 academic programs

ABET-accredited Engineering programs

1 of 6 schools in the country to offer Naval Architecture

40+ student clubs and organizations

13 NCAA D-III athletic teams

15 miles to Midtown Manhattan

Academic Programs

• Electrical Engineering, BE
• Facilities Engineering, BE
• International Transportation and Trade (Business), BS
• Marine Engineering, BE
• Marine Environmental Science, BS
• Marine Operations, BS
• Marine Technology Small Vessel Operation, AAS
• Marine Transportation, BS
• Maritime Studies, BS
• Mechanical Engineering, BE
• Naval Architecture, BE

• International Transportation Management, MS
• Maritime and Naval Studies, MS

Costs (2019–2020)
Per-credit tuition at SUNY Maritime starts at approximately $450 for in-state students. 

Reduced Tuition Rates
Reduced tuition is offered to several in-region states. The region includes Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, DC.

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