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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Life
    C+
  6. Location
    B-
Southern Maryland is a public college located in Maryland. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,642 undergraduate students. The Southern Maryland acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 36% of students, Southern Maryland alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,800.
About College of Southern Maryland...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
8730 Mitchell Rd
La Plata, MD 20646
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Cost

Net Price
$8,007/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,090/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
49%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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.70 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,642Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,559
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    86%
  • Lazy
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%

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College of Southern Maryland Reviews

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College of Southern Maryland is an excellent School to further your education or to receive training in one of your favorite hobbies. This school covers education in every facet of life. My daughter started college at 16 years old, there and the students and professors made her feel welcome. They also offer an awesome transfer program, to Universities of your choosing, which cuts your costs tremendously. My overall experience at College of Southern Maryland was great!
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College of Southern Maryland is a 2 year community college that is allowing me to develop my portfolio and begin my graphic design major. All classrooms are small classroom settings with teacher to student interaction and guidance. This College is really helping me get a head start before I transfer. It makes it easy to transfer all my credits and there is lots of help available! College of Southern Maryland also collaborates with the county High Schools, which allowed me to begin my college classes and credits early when I was a senior in High School through dual enrollment with College of Southern Maryland. There are also lots of CSM campuses available depending on where you live, which also displays a variety of options if some classes aren’t offered at one specific campus. Not to mention it is much cheaper and helping me get my first two years of education at a lower cost!
My following experience with College of southern Maryland was very helpful and great. At (CSM) the professor's help students with their majors along directing them on their path. The students are able to schedule their time while being able to study for their classes and find their ideal location. Although this college was my first experience, i must say it seems a bit difficult for those that are new. But the hard and determined effort you put in would make your experience here great.