Located on a compact but scenic waterfront campus in Vallejo, California, California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) is a unique and specialized campus of the 23-campus California State University system. Serving nearly 1,000 students, we are one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States — and the only one on the West Coast.
A key part of the campus experience is the annual training cruise aboard our 500-foot Training Ship Golden Bear. She serves as a floating classroom/laboratory where classroom concepts in marine transportation, engineering and technology are practiced and applied. School-sponsored, study-abroad trips provide those studying international business, logistics, maritime security and maritime policy with a first-hand exposure to those practices in locations around the world.
The unique Cal Maritime program combines classroom learning with applied technology, leadership development and global awareness. No one else does what we do!
Our graduates have excellent career opportunities on land, in ports, and at sea.
Cal Maritime has the highest employment rate in the CSU system - 94% within three months of graduation - with starting salaries near the top of national averages. Government data show Cal Maritime alumni have the highest average salaries of any college or university (public or private) in the western U.S.