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About CSM

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College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

Student Profile

The College of Southern Maryland attracts students of various ages, interests, academic backgrounds, and personal goals. Our students may be different in many ways, but the majority of them have one thing in common - they are exploring future possibilities.

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Credit-seeking Students

Total credit-seeking students in 2012: 12,722

Full-Time 37%
Part-Time 63%
Female  62%
Male 38%
Average Age 26
FTE by Residency
Calvert County 23%
Charles County 44%
St. Mary’s County 27%
Other 6%
Caucasian 60%
African American 25%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Two or more races 4%
Unknown 1%
Most Popular Programs of Study
General Studies 2,812
Arts and Sciences 1,343
Nursing 672
Business Administration 838
Education 360

Based on Fall 2012 Student Characteristics

Continuing Education Students

Total Continuing Education Students in FY12: 15,333
Total full-time-equivalent (FTE) enrollment FY12: 882
Enrollments in contract training FY12: 6,974
Total enrollments in workforce training courses 2012: 15,116
        Job Preparation: 2,275
        Licensure 8,434
        Job Skill Enhancement 4,407
Total enrollments in lifelong learning courses 2012: 10,862