B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    B+
  6. Location
    B-
College of Southern Maryland is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
8730 Mitchell Rd
La Plata, MD 20646
Website

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$8,570/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,375/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,505/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,894/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,973/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,388/ 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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,060Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
27%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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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!
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This school is a community college at its finest! Not much socializing outside of the classroom with peers, unless involved in athletics. The main campus is nice, the Prince Frederick campus got skimped. I know elementary schools with bigger gyms and more classrooms.
College of Southern Maryland is an affordable college. I enjoy the campus life, such as the lounge areas where you're able to relax and study, the many activities and events that are held, and everyone generally seems to get along well. The staff at CSM are very friendly and all of the professors I have do a great job of teaching and helping yo to understand. Many professors, i have realized, will go out of their way to make extra study sessions and even give out personal numbers to ensure that you can get all the help you need. There is plenty of parking areas, which is convenient, and the grounds are well kept. If i had to change anything though, i would like to have better food on campus and i would like to have an area with "upcoming events" posted somewhere on campus. They do have many events happening, but i usually don't know about it until i walk right into the event. I'm someone who likes to plan ahead and see whats coming up.