Sunday, August 22, 2010

Vallejo's Cal-Maritime strongly ranked

Cal-Maritime strongly ranked

The California Maritime Academy has again earned a high ranking in U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of the nation's undergraduate colleges and universities. Cal-Maritime in Vallejo, the only maritime academy on the West Coast, placed fourth among 28 ranked baccalaureate schools in the Western states. First place was earned by the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Last year Cal-Maritime earned fifth place in a similar survey, which takes into account the quality of programs and student feedback on their experiences…. Cal-Maritime also earned a second-place spot as a top public regional college, second only to the U.S. Air Force Academy. The school's President William Eisenhardt said while such rankings are popular, they also serve as a measure of how the institution is perceived among students and others over time. The California State University school is one of seven maritime universities in the nation, serving students from California and the western states, and the Pacific Rim. The Vallejo school is unique in its focus on maritime trade and transportation, engineering, maritime policy, maritime security and the environment…. Students get hands-on training while on cruises aboard the 500-foot Golden Bear ship….