College of Southern Maryland

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Admission Office

College of Southern Maryland-AOD

8730 Mitchell Road, POB 910

La Plata, MD 20646-0910

(301) 934-7765

(800) 933-9177

Fax: (301) 934-7698

Contact: Bertha Clay

Director of Admissions
Main Address

8730 Mitchell Road, PO Box 910

La Plata, MD 20646-0910

(301) 934-2251

Total undergrads: 8,240

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,549

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,687


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Specific requirements for clinical nursing courses include high school diploma or GED, special testing (ACT), minimum 2.0 GPA in high school.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A,C

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Information Technology A,C

Construction Trades

Lineworker A


Education – General A
Elementary Education A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

CAD/CADD Drafting/Design C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Environmental Engineering Technology A,C
Manufacturing Technologies C
Surveying Technology C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Massage Therapy A
Medical Assistance C
Medical Records Technology C
Mental Health Services Technology C
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A,C
Physical Therapy Assistance A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness A,C

Security & Protective Services

Fire Science/Firefighting A
Law Enforcement Administration A,C

Transportation & Materials Moving

Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicle Operation C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

College of Southern Maryland Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (301) 934-2251
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 8730 Mitchell Rd, La Plata, MD 20646-0910
Setting: Rural: Fringe
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 6,351
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 3,483 (55% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $6,870
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,820
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 47%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,196

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

College of Southern Maryland Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at College of Southern Maryland.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 64
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 44
Construction Trades 3
Education 3
Engineering 3
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 63
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 108
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 13
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Visual and Performing Arts 31
Grand total 3442

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at College of Southern Maryland and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $6,870
Out-of-state $8,820
Books and supplies $1,214

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 480 47%
Grant or scholarship aid 394 39% $4,196
Student loan aid 103 10% $4,692

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,109 31% $4,455
Federal student loans 534 8% $4,789

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for College of Southern Maryland. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled College of Southern Maryland students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

College of Southern Maryland Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 6,351
Undergraduate enrollment 6,351
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

College of Southern Maryland Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Maryland Board of Nursing
    • Registered Nursing Programs
    • Practical Nursing Programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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