California State University Maritime Academy's mission is to
Provide each student with a college education combining intellectual learning, applied technology, leadership development, and global awareness.
Provide the highest quality licensed officers and other personnel for the merchant marine and national maritime industries.
Provide continuing education opportunities for those in the transportation and related industries.
Be an information and technology resource center for the transportation and related industries.
California State University Maritime Academy will be a leading educational institution recognized for excellence in the business, engineering, operations, and policy of the transportation and related industries of the Pacific Rim and beyond. Learn more about Cal Maritime's Vision for 2029 >>
Beliefs & Values
California State University Maritime Academy is defined, in part, by the system of beliefs that make us unique as an institution of higher education. They are:
ethics development, both personal and professional
small residential campus environment
student centered learning
having a niche to focus on in higher education
campus civility and collegiality
diverse living/learning community
Our values influence how we make and carry out decisions, and how we interact with our internal and external constituencies. At Cal Maritime they are dedication, honor, integrity, respect, responsibility, and trust.