College of Southern Maryland in La Plata
La Plata, MD
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Average Annual Cost
Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).
The College of Southern Maryland is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.
By Family Income
Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, College of Southern Maryland students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.
|Family Income||Average cost|
|$0 - $30,000||$6,527|
|$30,001 - $48,000||$7,220|
|$48,001 - $75,000||$9,676|
|$75,001 - $110,000||$11,762|
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Percent of students with financial aid
Types of financial aids
2879 of College of Southern Maryland undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 34 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes College of Southern Maryland number 28 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Maryland.
Students at College of Southern Maryland awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.
|Family Income||Number awarded grant and scholarship aid||Average amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded|
|$0 - $30,000||100%||$6,182|
|$30,001 - $48,000||97.1%||$5,052|
|$48,001 - $75,000||76.54%||$2,663|
|$75,001 - $110,000||28.85%||$584|
Salary After Attending
According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Living & meal
Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus
Institution provide on-campus housing
Institution provides board or meal plan
Veteran Services Available
Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities
Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Alternative tuition plans
Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution
Tuition payment plan
Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.
Special learning opportunities
Here are the learning opportunities available in College of Southern Maryland.
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization
Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.
Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.
- Member of National Athletic Association
- Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
College of Southern Maryland graduation rate is below the national average.
13% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to College of Southern Maryland completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.
The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.
Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.
The student-to-faculty ratio at College of Southern Maryland is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.
Students enrollment in distance education
In College of Southern Maryland the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.
Distance education location breakdown
Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at College of Southern Maryland and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Maryland.
Number of degree programs offered
This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 98 universities in Maryland state. College of Southern Maryland is one of the few institutions in Maryland that offers an Associate's degree program.
Number of degree programs offered via distance education
There are 48 distance education programs that are offered in the College of Southern Maryland: 24 are for Associate's degree, 12 - for less than 1-year certificate programs and 12 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.
Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.
Total credit/contact hours
Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Maryland state average data to help you compare.
College of Southern Maryland provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.
In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5203 students with 156104 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.
TOP 5 Popular Majors
The most popular majors counted as percentage breakdown of degrees awarded in every single discipline in College of Southern Maryland
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Student Reviews and Ratings for College of Southern Maryland
Dishonest admissions and Bursar's office lead to CSM stealing money from me and refusing to give it back. I attempted to drop a class on time and their online system was broken and after multiple calls they would not accommodate me. Now they are refusing to give me a refund. This is one despicable academic institution. Be warned.Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
CSM is a corrupt academic organization that has an incompetent Bursar's office. We tried to drop a class within the deadline and were unable to due to multiple system errors. After multiple phone calls we were told to call back the next day and that all would be well. We did and were told all was taken care of. One month later we receive a letter saying we are denied our refund with no explanation. Multiple calls and emails to the Bursar's office go nowhere. Very unfortunate for such a small academic institution to build their Bursar's office on dishonesty, lack of integrity and lousy customer service. Be warned that they are unorganized and incompetent and it will require numerous phone calls to achieve absolutely nothing. A totally disgraceful office.Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
No football team or home coming. They have Festivals every semester though. Teachers can be great or horrible. The 2017 Student Government is kind of snarky but they mean well I guess. Basically, college is here is like college everywhere... it is what you make itSource of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
If you're broke like me, you gotta fade CSM. You can transfer to all schools in Maryland. You'll saved endless money. And their basketball games are free. Turn upSource of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
I went here before transferring to a four year university where I graduated with a BA in psychology. That was my plan from the beginning and the advisers were able to fast track my course so that I was able to transfer out quickly!When I was young I also participated in community theater at the college under the direction of C. Emmitt Woody from the ages of 9 until 17. I participated in musicals like "The Music Man", "Canterbury Tales", "Amahl and the Night Visitors" and non-musicals too. These experiences shaped a large portion of my childhood, provided a foundation and guidance for self-awareness and acceptance. I cannot express in words the gratitude I have!Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™
Location & Website
Address: 8730 Mitchell Rd
Religious affiliation: Not applicable
Calendar system: Semester
General Phone Number: +3019342251
Institution is active in current year: 1
Institution's internet website address: csmd.edu
Financial aid office: Go to the page
Admissions office: Go to the page
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Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page
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