College Of Southern Maryland

College Of Southern Maryland

Founded in 1958, the College of Southern Maryland or CSM is a public, regional community college, located in La Plata, Maryland. It has campuses and training centers in Charles County, St. Mary's County and Calvert County. The four campuses in Southern Maryland are:

  • La Plata Campus
  • Leonardtown Campus
  • Prince Frederick Campus
  • Waldorf Center

CSM confers over 120 programs in different fields of study, including Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degree programs. CSM also offers a wide range of continuing education certificates and career training programs.

The official mascot of CSM is "Hawks". The College has 5 intercollegiate men's teams and 5 intercollegiate women's teams that compete in the NCJAA, Division III. The College also has a cheerleading team.

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College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
La Plata , MD 20646-0910
General Phone: (301) 934-2251

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College of Southern Maryland Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts332liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities
Business and Management301business, business management, accounting technology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine87EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Computer Science and Engineering77computer and info science, information technology, computer programming
Security and Law Enforcement42criminal justice and administration, fire-fighting
Education and Teaching37education, elementary school teaching, early childhood education
Therapy and Counseling33physical therapist assistant, mental and social health services, massage therapy
Engineering Technician26electronics tech, environmental engineering tech, manufacturing tech, drafting, CAD and design, engineering technician
Family and Social Work13child care management
Law11legal assistant
Medical Support and Technology8pharmacy tech, health diagnostic professions, medical lab tech, mental health services tech
Medical Administration5medical records tech, medical secretary
Photography and Commercial Art5commercial art
Office and Administration5administrative assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2health and fitness
Transportation0truck and bus driver
Media0communications tech courses
Construction Trades0electrician, lineworker, building inspection and management

Number of programs and degrees for College of Southern Maryland in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years25826
Associate's degree73829

College of Southern Maryland Student Body

In 2007-2008, College of Southern Maryland had a total enrollment of 7,741 students (4,383 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 21%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 33%
20-21 18%
22-24 12%
25-29 9%
30-34 6%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

College of Southern Maryland Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 37 %

College of Southern Maryland Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of La Plata, Maryland for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maryland Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

College of Southern Maryland Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,048
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,524
Books and supplies $ 1,330

Financial Aid:
College of Southern Maryland participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 206400)

College of Southern Maryland Faculty

College of Southern Maryland has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track920

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year11$101,2976$101,965
Associate professorcalendar year3$73,8181*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year14$95,4098$94,658

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year36$83,31132$78,554
Associate professoracademic year3$64,0519$63,118
Assistant professoracademic year2*11$59,542
Instructoracademic year1*3$46,160
All faculty totalacademic year42$80,24555$70,459

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

College of Southern Maryland Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports142943

College of Southern Maryland Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Communications Technologies/Technicians & Support Services, Other

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Physical Therapist Assistant

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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What Sets College of Southern Maryland Apart:

% of degrees in business and management
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% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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Top 10%College of Southern Maryland Number of students
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 11%College of Southern Maryland Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in engineering
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 15%College of Southern Maryland % of degrees in engineering
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Top 15%College of Southern Maryland Number of degree programs
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 17%College of Southern Maryland Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Female % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%College of Southern Maryland Female % of student body
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 20%College of Southern Maryland % of full-time faculty on tenure track

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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