College of Southern Maryland

College of Southern Maryland

La Plata, MD, USA
2.79 Average Rating

As a public, regional 2-year community college, CSM provides a high-quality education that’s affordable and accessible to everyone. With 100+ degree programs and 60+ guaranteed-transfer agreements with institutions nationwide, you can pick the path that takes you where you want to go. Take classes where and how you want, with flexible schedules, three campuses, and fully-online program options. CSM makes it easy to find the academic program that’s right for you with Guided Pathways—groups of programs that share a foundation of preliminary courses. Experience the different options in your field so you can find the one that fits you and your plans. Customize your college experience according to your priorities and responsibilities. Take your classes in compact 7-week sessions or in the traditional 15-week semester, in a variety of educational and distance learning formats. Study full or part-time, with convenient schedule options that fit your life.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

Admissions Requirements

Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
99%

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Associate's
Total Number of Students
6,882
Total Number of Undergrads
6,882
Academic Calendar

Semester

See your fit
Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$7,621
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,870
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$8,820
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1214

Aid & Grants

0
100
35%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
21%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,334
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
21%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,050
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,232

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
14%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,430
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$5,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$96

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Association
NJCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$40,600

What Students Are Saying

2.79 Average Rating
The College of Southern Maryland is an awesome place of education. The professors are helpful and understanding of their students needs, what more could a college student ask for. On a scale of one to ten, I definitely give CSM a ten.
Kayla from Waldorf, MD

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