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College of Southern Maryland is a public institution situated in La Plata, Maryland. CSM is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

59 Undergraduate Degrees

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards CSM has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#76 Best Nursing Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#89 Best Value Colleges for Mental & Social Health Services College Factual
#153 Best Health Professions Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#181 Best Value Colleges for Registered Nursing College Factual
#184 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#323 Best Value Colleges for Health Professions College Factual

Where Is College of Southern Maryland?


Contact details for CSM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8730 Mitchell Rd, La Plata, MD 20646-0910
Phone: 301-934-2251

How Do I Get Into CSM?

You can apply to CSM online at:

Since College of Southern Maryland has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford College of Southern Maryland?

11% Take Out Loans
10.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CSM, approximately 11% of students took out student loans averaging $5,331 a year. That adds up to $21,324 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CSM is 10.5%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

College of Southern Maryland Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,001 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,164 undergraduate students at CSM, with 2,001 being full-time and 4,163 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 2,001 full-time undergraduates at CSM, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of College of Southern Maryland students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 99
Black or African American 498
Hispanic or Latino 154
White 1,029
International Students 17
Other Races/Ethnicities 204

Over 21 countries are represented at CSM. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Jamaica, Vietnam, and Philippines.

Online Learning at College of Southern Maryland

5,522 Took All Classes Online
6,097 Took At Least One Class Online
120.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 6,097 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CSM has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of CSM

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at College of Southern Maryland was 120.8%. This is the #303 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at CSM regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

College of Southern Maryland Healthcare Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 6 17 23
Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 11 0 11
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 8 8
Laboratory Technician 5 0 5
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 3 2 5
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 2 2 4
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary 0 3 3
Other Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 0 0 0
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician 0 0 0
Registered Nursing 0 0 0
TOTAL 27 32 59


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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