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Get Started at CSM

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New Credit Students

At the College of Southern Maryland, students can choose from more than 100 quality academic programs including associate degrees, certificates, and letters of recognition.

Registration is open for Summer Sessions and Fall Semester!

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Steps to Enroll

New Non-Credit Students

Continuing education students can choose from an expanding array of quality programs designed to help them meet their professional and personal learning goals. Whatever you’re hoping to pursue — be it  building a new career, expanding your skills, or exploring a new hobby — there is sure to be a non-credit course that interests you.

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Are you a current student? Register for classes through your my.CSMD account.


New Credit Students

At the College of Southern Maryland, students can choose from more than 100 quality academic programs including associate degrees, certificates, and letters of recognition.

Registration is open for Summer Sessions and Fall Semester!

Apply Now
Steps to Enroll

New Non-Credit Students

Continuing education students can choose from an expanding array of quality programs designed to help them meet their professional and personal learning goals. Whatever you’re hoping to pursue — be it  building a new career, expanding your skills, or exploring a new hobby — there is sure to be a non-credit course that interests you.

Register Now

Are you a current student? Register for classes through your my.CSMD account.


Why Choose CSM?

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Students on campus

Save Money on Tuition

Tuition cost is less than half of a public four-year university in Maryland.

Save $29,000 by starting at CSM

Annual Tuition Comparison
CSM (Tuition and Fees) $3,631
Public In-State University* $20,616
Private In-State University* $49,006

Based on 12 credit hours per semester, with fees, Fall and Spring. *Includes room and board

Graduates

Earn Transferable Credits

CSM has more than 50 guaranteed transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities, and get thisCSM graduates who transfer maintain a higher grade point average (GPA) than those that start at a university.

Associate of Science in Engineering (ASE) and Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) transfer degrees are accepted at any Maryland public college or university as a junior with no loss of credits.

In fact, more than 1,762 students transferred to 226 different colleges in 45 states in 2016. 

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Get Hired After You Graduate

Employers like CSM grads. The quality of instruction and curriculum at CSM ensures that you will have the skills you need to start a successful career.

100% of employers say CSM graduates are prepared for the job market.
97% of CSM graduates are satisfied with their education goal achievements.

Students see a 15.2 percent average rate of re­turn on their CSM educational investment, recovering all costs (including tuition, fees, and forgone wages) in 9.3 years.

The average income at the career midpoint of someone with an associate’s degree in the CSM Service Area is $48,000, 35 percent more than a student with a high school diploma.

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Study When It's Convenient

CSM offers schedule-friendly class options, including night classes, online classes, and Saturday classes.

57% of students took classes during the day. 18% took classes at night. 25% took classes online.

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Learn with Quality Faculty

95% of CSM's faculty members hold a master's or doctoral degree

95% of CSM’s faculty members hold a master’s or doctorate from top colleges and universities across the country such as: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Maryland, and University of Wisconsin.

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Learn with Cutting-Edge Programs and Technology

The Talons Robotics Team made it to the semi-finals in the VEX-U World Championships in 2017, competing against teams from 40 countries, and received its division's Innovate Award.

CSM's Cybersecurity Team, The Cyberhawks, won first place at the Maryland Community College Cyber Competition, competing against 20 teams from 10 different community colleges in 2017.

CSM is also a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurancerecognized by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Get Personalized Attention

18/1 student/faculty ratio

There is one faculty member for every 18 students at CSM. Small class-sizes mean you get more personalized attention. At CSM, you aren't just a number... Your teachers know you by name.

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Study Close to Where You Live and Work

72% of recent Southern Maryland public high school graduates attend CSM.

CSM has four campuses in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties, several centers, and other offsite locations.

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CSM offers bachelor's degree opportunities in Southern Maryland with a growing number of partnering universities.