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About CSM

Realize your Potential

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

President's Message

Welcome to the College of Southern Maryland . . .

President Dr. Bradley GottfriedI am proud to welcome you to the College of Southern Maryland (CSM). CSM is home to campuses in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties and three training centers, all dedicated to educational excellence and meeting the needs of the residents and businesses of our region.

Nestled in the region between the nation's capital to the north and the Chesapeake Bay to the south, CSM offers opportunity to all. We proudly keep our doors open wide for a diverse student population eager for skills, knowledge and advancement. Since 1958, CSM has been the choice for tens of thousands of students seeking a better life for themselves and their families.

CSM offers more than 120 academic programs of study and wide range of workforce development training and personal enrichment classes. In addition to outstanding quality education, CSM is the smart choice with tuition rates a fraction of the cost of a four-year college. Our students are successfully earning associate degrees, certificates (credit and noncredit), and continuing education credits without incurring a large debt.

Regardless of your age or your personal goal, come visit CSM and let our knowledgeable and friendly faculty and staff help you realize your potential. When you succeed, so too, do we.

I firmly believe everyone deserves an opportunity to earn a college education. Our mission here at CSM is to help you make the most of that opportunity. I hope to meet you on campus, and wish you the best of luck on your educational journey.

Dr. Bradley Gottfried