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 College of Southern Maryland

College of Southern Maryland - La Plata, MD

8730 Mitchell Rd, La Plata, Maryland 20646-0910

General information:(301)934-2251
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:No
Student population:9,153( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:21 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $2,952 $3,100 $3,159 -2%
Out-of-state $6,642 $6,996 $7,055 -1%
Books and supplies $1,400 $1,470 $1,602 -8%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,690 $8,890 $9,130 -3%
Other $3,655 $3,741 $3,802 -2%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,655 $3,741 $3,802 -2%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $4,352 $4,570 $4,761 0%
Off Campus $16,697 $17,201 $17,693 0%
Off Campus with Family $8,007 $8,311 $8,563 0%
On Campus $8,042 $8,466 $8,657 0%
Off Campus $20,387 $21,097 $21,589 0%
Off Campus with Family $11,697 $12,207 $12,459 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $4,440
In-state fees $1,021
Out-of-state tuition $5,736
Out-of-state fees $1,319
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 401 47% --
Grant or scholarship aid 318 37% $1,306,358 $4,108
Federal grants 255 30% $1,137,152 $4,459
Pell grants 255 30% $1,119,152 $4,389
Other federal grants 22 3% $18,000 $818
State/local government grant or scholarships 89 10% $83,977 $944
Institutional grants or scholarships 73 8% $85,229 $1,168
Student loan aid 145 17% $684,641 $4,722
Federal student loans 120 14% $560,631 $4,672
Other student loans 25 3% $124,010 $4,960
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,276 25% $9,604,046 $4,220
Pell grants 1,800 20% $8,190,583 $4,550
Federal student loans 744 8% $3,688,925 $4,958


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $8,183 $8,242 $8,044
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,769 $6,752 $6,171
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,431 $7,663 $7,354
$48,001 - $75,000 $9,201 $9,620 $9,590
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable $11,085 $11,520
$110,001 and more Not applicable $11,525 $11,798

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 9,153
Undergraduate enrollment 9,153
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 564
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 38 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Baseball 21-
Basketball 1011
Golf 5-
Soccer 2319
Softball -13
Volleyball -9


Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1969 Accredited


American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

05/06/1998 Accredited
Maryland Board of Nursing

Practical Nursing Programs

07/01/1975 Accredited
Maryland Board of Nursing

Registered Nursing Programs

07/01/1977 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

01/01/1987 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs

12/01/1979 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations61 5
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate13.7%
Number in default38
Number in repayment277

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00206400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping34108
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-13
Business Administration and Management, General239
Business/Commerce, General83-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General0-
Category total140130
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other-1
Category total-1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia0-
Category total0-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General91
Computer and Information Sciences, General9-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance5-
Information Technology2617
Category total4918
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other0-
Category total0-
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching5-
Education, General16-
Elementary Education and Teaching20-
Category total41-
Engineering Colleges
Computer Engineering, General0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0-
Engineering, General16-
Category total16-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician-6
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General-0
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician54
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other51
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology00
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician-0
Nuclear Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Category total1011
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care and Support Services Management82
Category total82
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other-0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician0-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)10
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician-12
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-1
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage30
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary-0
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other54
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant-1
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant6-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician-4
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse84-
Category total9922
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration1611
Fire Science/Fire-fighting6-
Homeland Security0-
Category total2211
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal9-
Category total9-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other271179
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies155-
Category total426179
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other10
Category total10
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor-0
Category total-0
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial and Advertising Art-3
Category total-3
Grand total821377