Save Money on Tuition
Tuition cost is less than half of a public four-year university in Maryland.
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
Learn with Quality Faculty
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, University of Wisconsin, and others.
Get Personalized Attention
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.
Learn with Cutting-Edge Technology
CSM is one of the top 10 Digitally-Savvy Community Colleges as awarded by the American Association of Community Colleges and the Center for Digital Education.
The Talons Robotics Team tied for 10th in the 2013 World Championship, 16th out of 52 colleges and universities from 9 countries. The Talons Robotics Team finished 28th in tournament play, 5th in Programming Skills, and 4th in Robot Driver Skills, ahead of top U.S. engineering schools’ teams from Purdue University, University of Florida and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
CSM is also a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance--recognized by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Earn Transferable Credits
CSM has more than 50 guaranteed transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities.
CSM graduates who transfer maintain a higher grade point average (GPA) than those that start at a university with a 2.8 GPA.
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.
More than 1,980 students transferred to 226 different colleges in 46 states in 2015. Transfer destinations included Harvard, Howard, Virginia Tech, Clemson, George Washington University, Florida Institute of Technology, University of Maryland College Park, George Mason, Salisbury, Virginia Commonwealth University, and more. Learn more about Transfer Services at CSM.
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.
Study Close to Where You Live and Work
72% of recent Southern Maryland public high school graduates attend CSM.
CSM has three campuses in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties (soon to be four with the addition of the Regional Hughesville Campus), several centers, and other offsite locations.
CSM offers bachelor's degree opportunities in Southern Maryland with a growing number of partnering universities.
Study When It's Convenient
CSM offers schedule-friendly class options, including night classes, online classes, and Saturday classes.