584 reviews
  1. La Plata, MD
  2. 2 Year
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
Data not available
Address
8730 Mitchell Rd
La Plata, MD 20646
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

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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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.
Going to a community college, you have the benefit of exploring different fields while obtaining credits for basic courses that are required. My first semester, I took 4 basic courses and 1 experimental class (Physical Education), I was interested in becoming a physical therapist. During my 3rd semester at CSM I had to fill a class, and chose Criminal Justice. I wasn't interested in that field, but after taking that course I was hooked! The class was taught by the 2nd in Command Sheriff so he was able to teach us about his job and give real life examples of events that have happened just down the street from us. This class easily was and has been my favorite class. CSM is able to provide students with professional professors that work just 10-15 minutes from campus and it really is rare to find in community colleges.