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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The College of Southern Maryland is a great school to start at! The largest class you will have will have about 30 people. The professors are very friendly and encourage you to get help outside the classroom if needed. Professors are quick to respond to emails and will answer your questions in a timely manner. The only thing that is lacking on campus is extra-curricular activities and clubs.
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College of Southern Maryland was the easiest route in terms of gaining credits at an affordable cost but as far as preparing you for the next step, that is something they were missing. Some of the professors really loved their jobs and went out of their way to help their students. Others were there to make the money and it was very obvious. Community college is a great investment when someone is unsure of their future. The campus is very safe and easy to navigate. It is a baby step up from high school so the environment is comfortable. There are all different types of people, younger, older, all ethnicities and religions.
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.