BandB - thanks for the detailed response
He's been researching the programs for a quite a while and found similar info from your post.
SUNY is on our list as they are one of the few schools that offer a an electrical engineering degree with the licensure, while all the others offer a marine engineering technology degree. If he goes the MET route will most likely stay closer to home (and in-state tuition!) at Galveston.
Webb is a more unique degree program (engineering and naval architecture) that if he could get into would be fantastic and he could get license after grad if he wanted.