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Colleges / College of Southern Maryland

College of Southern Maryland

La Plata, MD 2-Year Public
Acceptance RateN.A.
Acceptance RateN.A.

About College of Southern Maryland

College of Southern Maryland Overview

College of Southern Maryland is a public, state school in a rural setting in La Plata, Maryland. College of Southern Maryland was founded in 1958 and enrolls 8,411 undergrads and no graduate students.

Student Activities at College of Southern Maryland

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of College of Southern Maryland's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? College of Southern Maryland students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

College of Southern Maryland does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? College of Southern Maryland has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at College of Southern Maryland on the Student Life page.

2022 College of Southern Maryland Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $7,200
Out-of-State $9,240
Percent of Need Met 35%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $5,283

Is College of Southern Maryland a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what College of Southern Maryland offers and if the school could be a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at College of Southern Maryland

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for College of Southern Maryland Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with College of Southern Maryland directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at College of Southern Maryland

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

College of Southern Maryland meets 35% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend College of Southern Maryland full-time are awarded $5,283 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at College of Southern Maryland.

Based on this information, does College of Southern Maryland seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is College of Southern Maryland a good school for you?

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Where is College of Southern Maryland Located?

College of Southern Maryland is located in the rural setting of La Plata, Maryland, less than an hour from Washington and DC.

If you want to see College of Southern Maryland for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 301 to La Plata, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Reagan National.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what College of Southern Maryland and La Plata are like without leaving home.

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College Info

8730 Mitchell Road PO Box 910 La Plata, MD 20646

Campus Setting: Rural

College of Southern Maryland Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to College of Southern Maryland is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to College of Southern Maryland is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

College of Southern Maryland ACT Scores

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College of Southern Maryland SAT Scores

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College of Southern Maryland Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$20,671

In State

$22,711

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,200
$9,240
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$11,459
$11,459
Books
$2,012
$2,012

Student Life

Wondering what life at College of Southern Maryland is like? There are approximately 8,411 students enrolled at College of Southern Maryland. 37% percent of students attend school full-time.

37%

Full Time

63%

Part Time

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

8,411

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,200

Out-of-State

$9,240

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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