The College of Southern Maryland is a regionally-accredited community college, delivering quality higher education programs in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties in Southern Maryland. CSM also provides programs and services with a special focus on local workforce development to maintain and grow a healthy economy and community.

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    Earn a Degree or College Credits

    Degrees, Certificates, Dual Enrollment, Transfer

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    Start or Enhance Your Career

    Career Training, Certifications, Test Preparation, CEUs, PDUs

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    Grow Your Business

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    Discover CSM

    The College of Southern Maryland is a Public, Regional Community College with a Far-Reaching Mission – To Help our Students and Community Meet the Challenges of Individual, Social, and Global Changes.

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    Our Locations

    CSM operates four campuses in the tri-county area: The La Plata campus and Regional Hughesville Campus in Charles county, The Prince Frederick campus in Calvert County, and the Leonardtown campus in St. Mary’s county.

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    Regional Hughesville Campus

    CSM’s new Regional Campus is located on 74 acres in Hughesville. The campus will
    provide offerings to serve the entire region in a cost-effective and convenient way. The first building, the Center for Trades and Energy Training is open now.

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    Make an Impact

    Investing in the College of Southern Maryland through the Foundation is an investment in the community. Your support will transform the life of a CSM student by providing lifelong learning opportunities to meet the educational, employment, and enrichment needs of our community.

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CSM Today


CSM Headlines

The official news source for the latest information from the College of Southern Maryland, with campuses in Calvert, Charles & St. Mary's counties.


CSM Hawks

Official College of Southern Maryland Twitter for the CSM Hawks. For info on athletics, events, student life, engaged learning, feedback, and more!


CSM Arts and Cultural Events

All about the arts and cultural events at the College of Southern Maryland! Opportunities for students, employees, and community!

Nonprofit Institute

Nonprofit Institute at CSM

Helping Southern Maryland's nonprofit organizations build a brighter future.



ISTEM is a one-of-a-kind resource for Southern Maryland to engage, challenge and educate students, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.