B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Experience
    C
  6. Location
    C+
College of Southern Maryland is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Address
8730 Mitchell Rd
La Plata, MD 20646
Website

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$8,029/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,527/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,220/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,676/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,762/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,291/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,087Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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After College of Southern Maryland

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
17%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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College of Southern Maryland Reviews

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For the most part I really enjoyed CSM. I think that the diversity of the school made me feel very comfortable and learn a lot more about other people's cultures and ideas. CSM made it easy for me to go to school and work full time. The online classes were a little difficult, but also very easy to navigate. The only issue I had with this college is that they gave me the run around when it came to petitioning for the radiography program at another college. I would recommend this college for someone that's just getting back or starting college. I would recommend that you call the college you're transferring to if you have questions because they'll likely be more helpful.
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I loved College of Southern Maryland!! Everyone is so helpful and makes their students feel welcomed. No matter the circumstances their is always a helping hand, not only the staff but the students also help each other out. The events and extra curricular activities bring everyone together. A really great experience for any student whether it being the first year in college or last year... The only thing I would like to see change is them having more campuses.
The College of Southern Maryland is a fantastic way to start a college career locally. Make no mistakes, this is a community college but at every turn its working to become more, and according to staff, looks to become a fully fledged university at some point. With good connections to instate universities, and competent staff, the College of Southern Maryland is a fantastic intermediary step between high school and university.