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 learn in our specialized academic courses and offerings. From here you will have access to top internships and real-world experience, industry experts, leading faculty, and a dedicated alumni network.
The College is one of the best in the Northeast, according to The Princeton Review, and a top university in the North, according to U.S. News & World Report. The College is also among the top 30 schools in the Northeast for “Best Bang for the Buck,” according to Washington Monthly.
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 open to students who are not interested in earning a license.
License students spend their summers sailing around the Atlantic 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 the opportunity to study abroad, participate in internships, and all of 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.
#1 in the nation for mid-career salary potential
32 states and territories represented
13 academic programs
5 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
• Electrical Engineering, BE
• Facilities Engineering, BE
• International Transportation and Trade, BS (Business)
• 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
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.
Find out more at sunymaritime.edu/start.