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About CSM

Realize your Potential

Contact Us

College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
301-934-7634
askme@csmd.edu

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission Statement

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is an open-admissions, comprehensive regional community college that fosters academic excellence and enhances lives in Southern Maryland. CSM meets the diverse needs of students and the community by providing accessible, accredited, affordable, and quality learning opportunities for intellectual development, career enhancement, and personal growth. The college embraces lifelong learning and service, providing a variety of personal enrichment and cultural programs in a safe and welcoming environment.

Vision

Transforming lives through lifelong learning and service.

Values / Guiding Principles

  • Diversity
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Knowledge
  • Respect
  • Teamwork