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
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 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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As a student I think the College of Southern Maryland is a great choice for students who have just graduated from highschool and don't quite have the money for university. Though it is community college I would say it has just as much to offer as university. There are clubs, events, tutors and other characteristics. However, there are a few things as far as advising goes. Be very careful of the advisor you get because they might recommend the wrong class for you to take. Its rare but, always make sure to get in touch with another advisor just in case. Another word of advice you wont always be able to get the answers you need over the phone if you have a problem. So sometimes go to the college in person to get the situation handled. If you ever need assistance or are confused about something ask for help there are people that will point you in the right direction.
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.