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SUNY Maritime College

Throggs Neck, NY
Students who live in the New York area and dream of a career in the maritime industry will have a tough time finding a better deal than the State University of New York's Maritime College in the Bronx. One of just seven degree-granting maritime institutions in the U.S., SUNY Maritime is ultra-cheap for New York residents. The school also offers a discount to its out-of-state rate for students who live "in region," which includes most states on the Atlantic seaboard. SUNY Maritime is a bit more relaxed in tone than some other maritime colleges, perhaps because its 1,500 or so students have the option to pursue a "civilian" track that doesn't require them to wear a uniform or adhere to military-style rules. (In practice, however, most undergrads opt to join the Regiment of Cadets and earn a Coast Guard license.) The school also features a close-knit community, with most students living on-campus. Virtually all SUNY Maritime grads are able to find work within a few months of graduation, and their typical salaries, at roughly $84,000, are well above average, according to Money's data. The school is located – surprise! – on the waterfront, about a half-hour trip from Manhattan.


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Notes: Students who get merit grants are full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants. Graduation rate measures degree completion within six years for both transfer students and first-time students. Early career earnings are the median earnings for both graduates and non-completers, 10 years after they first enrolled.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson’s, Money/Witlytic calculations.

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