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  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 2,490 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.
8730 Mitchell Rd
La Plata, MD 20646
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Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$7,376/ 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
$4,334/ 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
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
16
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
8
Online Associates Programs
8
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    31%
  • On Campus
    55%
  • Online
    14%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,490Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,392
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 3 responses
Report
  • Self-discovering
    67%
  • Lazy
    33%

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 is a college. I chose this college because it was affordable for me and my family. Since I am doing online classes due to Covid-19, the classroom environment is great. This is my first year as a college student, and I had a lot of questions. Questions that had to do with, how to apply, what program should I consider, and help with a few assignments. Everyone who helped me were so nice to me and were very helpful to me. I enjoy being at the College of Southern Maryland!
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What I really appreciate about the College of Southern Maryland is the friendliness of the staff. Every staff member I have come into contact over the last year has been extremely friendly and willing to help. I have been to 3 out of the 4 campuses and each class I had taken there has been very understanding about travel time and worked with my schedule and how long it takes me to get to a campus. each teacher understands that the break between classes (55 min) is just shy of how long it takes me to get to campus, so when taking an online class at home (due to COVID 19 restrictions) and then having to travel to campus for a Lab class, they understand that i cant always make it there on time due to how far away i live. This is just one part of my wonderful experience with the staff at CSM! when i was duel enrolled in high school with them, each professor understood that my course load was extremely heavy because of my enrollment in both establishments, and they were willing to help.
Throughout the duration of my associates degree I took many online classes in various subjects including Algebra/ Trigonometry, Geography, Astronomy, Greek and Roman History, and Art history. At the College of Southern Maryland we use a platform called mylearning where in an online class one can easily contact the professor, talk to other students and get any help needed. Even though you aren't physically in a classroom the same experiences are still achieved, there are still group projects, papers to write, and discussions to have with other students. The cool thing about online classes is that they are actually cheaper especially when calculating how much one spends in gas in commuting to College. The only problem with taking online classes is the struggle to stay on task due to the lack of physical routine. However, this is easily solved with a printed schedule and some time management skills.