Navy Region Southwest Community
Home to over 15 tenant commands, NSA Monterey provides primary support to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Navy Research Lab (NRL), and the Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC). NPS is the largest producer of advanced graduate degrees for the Department of Defense and proudly graduates thousands every year from all services and from over 50 countries. NRL provides all scientific and weather modeling as well as atmospheric and aerosol studies. FNMOC provides the highest quality, most relevant and timely worldwide Meteorology and Oceanography support to U.S. and coalition forces from FNMOC’s 24-hour Operations Center in Monterey. NSA Monterey supports over 160 buildings which are located on more than 626 acres.
Statistics – NPS at A Glance
The Naval Postgraduate School is an academic institution whose emphasis is on study and research programs relevant to the Navy’s interests, as well as to the interests of other arms of the Department of Defense. The programs are designed to accommodate the unique requirements of the military.
Located in Monterey, California, on the Pacific Ocean 120 miles south of San Francisco, the Naval Postgraduate School campus covers 627 acres of land. The site, which has been home to NPS since 1947, houses state-of-the-art laboratories, numerous academic buildings, a great library, government housing and impressive recreational facilities.
Nearly 1,500 students attend the Naval Postgraduate School. The student body consists of officers from the five U.S. uniformed services, officers from 46 other countries and a small number of civilian employees. Selection of officers for fully-funded graduate education is based upon outstanding professional performance as an officer, promotion potential and a strong academic background.
The faculty, the majority of whom are civilians, are drawn from a broad diversity of educational institutions and represent a prestigious collection of scholars. Faculty/student interaction is high. Every class is taught directly by a faculty member–over 99% of whom have a Ph.D.
The Naval Postgraduate School offers classes leading to advanced degrees in a variety of fields.