Texas Maritime Academy


Location: 1001 Texas Clipper Road, Galveston, TX 77551

Website: http://www.tamug.edu/

School Overview

The Texas Maritime Academy is a military school for the undergraduates. It has a student body of 50,000 and a teacher to student ratio of 1:14. This school makes an essential part of the Texas A&M University, Galveston. It is more focused on marine and maritime studies. The campus covers 135 acres and is located on the Pelican Island, Gulf of Mexico.

The Texas Maritime Academy is made up of two groups. The first is that of students striving to get their Merchant Marine licenses to work in merchant marine offices. No military commitment is required but there is an option of joining the United States Navy Reserve.

The second group is for students in the NROTC College program. This program offers scholarships. Upon graduation, the cadets in this group are required to serve in the United States Navy. The students in this group wear uniforms when attending class and when participating in Corps training activities.

What to Expect

Texas Maritime Academy equips students with the skills they need to maintain and control an ocean-bound vessel. Students also get the chance to navigate a TS General Rudder ship. The students are assessed for the licensure of Merchant Marine which enables them to become engineering or deck officers or work in marine transportation. This military school offers the lowest fees in the nation when compared to other maritime academies.

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