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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.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities1,581 Graduates
Computer and Information Systems Security95 Graduates
Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping80 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration45 Graduates
Information Technology36 Graduates
Mental and Social Health Services21 Graduates
Electrical Engineering20 Graduates
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College of Southern Maryland Reviews
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!
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.