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


Welcome to CSM's Planning, Institutional Effectiveness, and Research Department (PIER)

Dr. Kelly McMurray, Associate Vice President,
Chip Keech, Senior Associate Director,
Kathy Marshall, Lead Institutional Research Analyst,
Daniel Turner, Lead Research Analyst,
Bianca West, Research Assistant.

Phone: 301-934-7621
Location: La Plata Campus, Community Education (CE) Building, Suite 230 



The Planning, Institutional Effectiveness, and Research Department (PIER) assists the college community in improving student learning and achieving organizational effectiveness. Its mission is accomplished through the development and implementation of strategic plans, assessment plans, and process improvement at all levels of the college. The office works collaboratively with current and prospective students, faculty staff, regulatory agencies and other external customers in providing the highest quality customer service while continuously improving processes and maximizing college resources.

Institutional Data

Fact Book
2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2012 | 2011

Student Characteristics
Fall 2014 |
Fall 2013 | Spring 2014 | Summer 2014
Fall 2012 | Spring 2013 | Summer 2013

Graduate Information
Characteristics of Graduates ~ FY2007 - FY2013 
Graduate Follow-up Survey ~ 2008

Transfer Information
Annual Transfer Report:  2014 | 2013
Annual Graduate Transfer Report:  2014 | 2013

Retention Information
Fall-to-Fall Retention:  Fall 2009 - Fall 2013 | Fall 2008 - Fall 2012
Fall-to-Spring Retention:  Spring 2010 - Spring 2014 | Spring 2009 - Spring 2013

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Information
IPEDS Data Feedback Report:  2013 | 2012 
IPEDS Feedback Reports Summary:  20132012