Star Trek Expanded Universe
This is for the Federation facility. For its Lyran counterpart, see Lyran Starfleet Academy.

Starfleet Academy Logo (2368)

Starfleet Academy Logo (2372)

Founded in 2161, Starfleet Academy was the training and educational facility for Federation Starfleet personnel. Its headquarters were located in the Earth city of San Francisco.

The Academy, its branch schools and other Starfleet educational facilities operated under the aegis of Starfleet Training Command. (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

Academy preparatory schools[]

At least in North America, there was one Academy Institute in each state or province. (VOY novel: Mosaic)

The Academy Institutes may have been similar to elementary and secondary schools that were military academies in the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Starfleet Academy Preparatory Program (DS9: "Facets") may have been waived for Academy cadet-aspirants who attended an Academy Institute.


Every cadet also had to undergo a physical recruit training which involved obstacle course training. (Dragon Ball Z vs. Star Trek: The Way of Infinity)

Cadets on the command-track were given the infamous Kobayashi Maru scenario to test how they would handle a no-win situation.

Communications majors had to undertake an internship in their field. (Star Trek: The Stoneship Files: "Cruchitude Dump")

Training groups[]



James T. Kirk (DC Star Trek comic: "The Flight of the Buccaneer") and Hikaru Sulu (TOS novel: Enterprise: The First Adventure) were on the Academy fencing team at different times.

Both Clark Terrell (TOS novel: Mere Anarchy: The Darkness Drops Again) and Benjamin Sisko (DS9: "Apocalypse Rising") were captains of the Academy wrestling team, albeit a century apart.

Hugh Sesay was captain of the Academy association football (aka soccer) team in the 2290s. (Star Trek: Avenger: "Nearly a Valediction")

The Starfleet Academy Marathon was an annual sporting event held by the Academy. Some cadets also competed in the Federation Olympics, and the Academy's Parrises squares team was legendary. (Star Trek: Pendragon)

Catherine Mouranger was the head coach of the American football team in 2426. (Star Trek: False Vacuum: "Scrap Yard Vegas")

Training cruise[]

A training cruise (also known as a cadet cruise) was a cruise on a training vessel where cadets would receive training on how to handle an actual vessel.

Known training vessels:

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Graduate schools/post-graduate training[]

In some pro novels and fan continuities, these Academy divisions are treated as part of the undergraduate curriculum.

Extension courses[]

See: Bridge Officer's Test.

Starfleet Academy training bases and annexes[]

Starfleet Academy had numerous training bases and campuses across the Federation. It included several bases within the Sol system, including its primary campus at San Francisco.

In the early 2260s, a secondary North American campus was located in Tempe, Arizona. Maria Theresa Pérez-Salazar, a native of Mexico, was a student there. (TOS novel: The Kobayashi Maru)

The rationale for the existence of a secondary, non-specialized Academy campus on the same continent, in an era of inexpensive and swift transportation, was not revealed.

A European campus of the Academy was located in Marseilles, France. (VOY: "Non Sequitur")

A campus for the Academy's Engineering school was in Belfast, Ireland. (Arc of the Wolf: On the Nature of Wind) A campus for the Advanced Engineering School was in New London, Connecticut. (Star Trek: Pendragon: "Children of the Burning Heart", "The Good Fight")

A campus for Starfleet Security Academy was in Annapolis, Maryland. (TOS novel: Traitor Winds)

James T. Kirk trained at Starfleet Academy's Lunar Base for at least one semester. (TOS novel: The Galactic Whirlpool)

The Starfleet Academy Flight Range was located in an area of space near Saturn. The Range was monitored from Mimas, one of Saturn's satellites. (TNG: "The First Duty")

Directors of Education, Starfleet Command[]

  • Rear Admiral Sharanan (Starfleet Guides, vol. 1: Starfleet Academy Student Handbook)

Academy commandants[]

Academy directors[]

Academy superintendents[]

Academy board members[]

Academy instructors[]

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24th century[]

25th century[]

Earth Starfleet Academy[]

Before the Federation's founding, an academy was established for the Earth Starfleet in the 2130s after the organization was established. Also located in San Francisco, the organization folded in favor of the new Federation Starfleet Academy in 2161. (Star Trek: Poseidon - The Birth of the Federation)

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