College of Southern Maryland: Review & Facts

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College of Southern Maryland is a large two-year, public school with 9,210 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1958 and is the only college located in La Plata, Maryland.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
48
College of Southern Maryland will give you the opportunity to obtain a 1-year certificate or associate's degree.

College of Southern Maryland deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and allows you to choose from 48 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Accounting and Finance, Business, Nursing, and Computer Science. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools and colleges.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
58%
The rate of student retention at College of Southern Maryland is low at 58% (way below Maryland average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at College of Southern Maryland is very low - 17%. Nearly 10% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at College of Southern Maryland is reasonably decent -- 21:1. Find out more details about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$7,400
Average tuition pricing is low - around $6,000 a year. The additional fees at College of Southern Maryland beyond tuition are nearly $1,400; which totals $7,400 per academic year.

Read the details about College of Southern Maryland additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The school might accept your dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to College of Southern Maryland and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (301) 934-2251 or check College of Southern Maryland Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
A
College of Southern Maryland offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at College of Southern Maryland, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
Presently there is no on-campus housing at College of Southern Maryland.

Based on the college crime data, College of Southern Maryland seems to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

College of Southern Maryland Location and Maps



Post Address: College of Southern Maryland, 8730 Mitchell Rd, La Plata, Maryland 20646-0910, USA
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