Maine Maritime Academy is getting top honors from Money Magazine as the best public college in the country.
The magazine ranked the school on educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings.
The school was praised for giving students lots of practical experience on training ships.
Each year, students board the “State of Maine” for a two-month voyage across the Atlantic and into international ports.
The magazine says that training provides a solid career path for students.
MMA ranked 12th overall in Money Magazine’s review of 665 private and public colleges.