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Military Service Academies

In the United States, there are five federal academies that provide undergraduate education and training to commissioned officers within the armed forces.

Inclusive in these five academies are: the United States Military Academy (USMA), the United States Naval Academy (USNA), the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), and the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA).

The following data provides a general overview of each academy’s expected protocol, ranging from course availability to military service requirements.

1.) The United States Military Academy (USMA)

Established in 1802 West Point, New York, the United States Military Academy sports the motto, “Duty, Honor, Country.”

Military enrollment accounts for 73% of the student body, and the expected service requirements are 5 years of active duty, along with 3 years of inactive duty.

There is a 10.6% acceptance rate, and an estimated 4,624 students are currently enrolled.

In terms of gender, 84% of students are male and 16% of students are female. The student faculty ratio is 8:1, and latest figures show an 80% graduation rate (for a four-year enrollment). Overall, USMA has a student satisfaction rate of 92.8%.

The academy’s five most popular majors are: Engineering at 21%; Social Sciences at 18%; Foreign Languages / Literatures / Linguistics at 9%; Business Administration / Management at 6% and Engineering Technologies at 6%.

USMA is ranked #18 in “2013 Best Colleges of National Liberal Arts,” and the academy has an extensive curriculum that offers 45 academic majors.

2.) The United States Naval Academy (USNA)

Established in 1845 in Annapolis, Maryland, the United States Naval Academy sports the motto, “From Knowledge, Sea Power.”

Military enrollment accounts for 98% of the student body, and the expected service requirements are 5 years of active duty, along with 3 years of inactive duty.

There is a 7.5% acceptance rate, and an estimated 4,576 students are currently enrolled.

In terms of gender, 80% of students are male and 20% of students are female. The student faculty ratio is 9:1, and latest figures show an 89% graduation rate (for a four-year enrollment). Overall, USNA has a student satisfaction rate of 96.8%.

The academy’s five most popular majors are: Political Science and Government at 16%; Economics at 10%; Aerospace/Aeronautical Space Engineering at 9%; History at 9% and Oceanography at 9%.

USNA is ranked #1 in “Public Liberal Arts College in America,” and the academy has an extensive curriculum that offers 22 academic majors in 3 divisions.

3.) The United States Coast Guard Academy

Established in 1931, New London, Connecticut, the United States Coast Guard Academy sports the motto, “The sea yields to knowledge.”

Military enrollment accounts for 93% of the student body and the expected service requirements are 5 years of active duty.

There is a 17.3% acceptance rate, and an estimated 1,045 students are currently enrolled.

In terms of gender, 70% of students are male, and 30% are female. The student faculty ratio is 8:1, and latest figures show an 82% graduation rate (for a four-year enrollment). Overall, USCGA has a student satisfaction rate of 88.5%.

The academy’s five most popular majors are: Engineering at 33%, Political Science / Government at 23%; Marine Biology / Biological Oceanography at 17%; Business Administration / Management at 15% and Mathematics / Statistics at 12%.

USCGA is ranked #2 in the “Best Regional Colleges of the North, 2013;” #1 in the “Baccalaureate Colleges of the North;” #178 in “America’s Top Colleges,” and among the “Top 20 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.” The academy has a curriculum that offers 8 academic majors.

4.) The United States Merchant Marine Academy

Established in 1943, Kings Point, New York, the United States Merchant Marine Academy sports the motto, “Deeds, Not Words.”

Military enrollment accounts for 99% of the student body, and the expected service requirements are 5 years of active duty, along with 3 years of inactive duty.

There is a 19.9% acceptance rate, and an estimated 1,011 students are currently enrolled.

In terms of gender, 87% of students are male, and 13% of students are female. The student faculty ratio is 12:1, and latest figures show a 67% graduation rate (for a four-year enrollment). Overall, USMMA has a student satisfaction rate of 84.8%.

The academy’s five most popular majors are: Marine Science at 26%; Merchant Marine Officer at 26%; Systems Engineering at 25%; Naval Architecture at 11.5% and Marine Engineering at 11.5%.

USMMA is ranked #3 in “Best Regional Colleges of the North, 2013,” and #233 in “America’s Top Colleges.” The academy has a curriculum that offers 6 academic majors, along with maritime accreditation/licensing.

5.) The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)

Established in 1954 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the United States Air Force Academy sports the motto, “Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.”

Military enrollment accounts for 100% of the student body, and the expected service requirements are 5 years of active duty, along with 3 years of inactive duty.

There is a 10.8% acceptance rate, and an estimated 4,413 students are currently enrolled.

In terms of gender, 78% of students are male, and 22% are female. The student faculty ratio is 8:1, and latest figures show a 76% graduation rate (for a four-year enrollment). Overall, USAFA has a student satisfaction rate of 88.8%.

The academy’s five most popular majors are: Engineering at 35%; Social Sciences at 19%; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies at 14%; Business, Management, Marketing at 11% and Biological/Biomedical Sciences at 6%.

USAFA is ranked #5 in “Best Engineering Programs in America,” and #35 in “America’s Top Colleges.” The academy has a curriculum that offers 6 core academic majors.

The aforementioned data are extractions from the MilitarySchoolUSA.com infographic, and aims to highlight the important statistics that make up each federal academy. If you or someone you know is interested in a military education, we encourage you to visit http://militaryschoolusa.com, and explore Military School USA’s extensive directory of military-academia options!

Sources:

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/united-states-military…
http://military-colleges.findthebest.com/compare/781-1866/United-States-Coast-Guard…
http://capps.house.gov/serving-you/military-academy-nominations-faq
http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-military-schools.php
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/united-states-coast…