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Training & Education

Capt. Michael Fredie is the CGA’s Director of Admissions. Fredie said that 11 years ago the Academy’s “under-represented minority population” was 11%. “Now we’re at 36%,” he said.

CAPT. MICHAEL FREDIE nation period,” Fredie said. students, a bit lower than the average, around 1,000. The “Every single student that’s been appointed has been school offers a range of undergraduate degrees, from busi- seen as being capable of making it academically, militar- ness administration to engineering to oceanography; it of- ily and physically,” Fredie emphasized. “It hurts when that fers a master’s degree in transportation and engineering.

doesn’t happen, but our goal is to provide as much support In 2020-2021, for summer, fall and spring, Cal Mari- as possible to get every single student to graduate. We need time awarded 138 undergraduate degrees. (See summary them in the ? eet!” table below.) Women made up 17% of undergraduates.

Fredie noted that discussions about recruitment and Most students come from California.

race must be kept in larger context. “Diversity is a critical 2020-2021 Cal Maritime graduates, all majors, total = 138: element in ensuring we are properly prepared to effectively

White 54 carry out the Coast Guard’s missions.” Nevertheless, a stu-

Black 2 dent must demonstrate academic readiness and leadership

American Indian 1 potential. If not, “then we’re not able to make an appoint- ment,” Fredie said.

Asian 15

Paci? c Islands 3

California State University Maritime Academy

Two-or-more races 22

Cal Maritime is in Vallejo, on the northern end of San

Hispanic 32

Francisco Bay, the only one of the U.S. maritime acad-

Unknown 9 emies on the West Coast. This year Cal Maritime has 907 MN | 35

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