Planning, Institutional Effectiveness, and Research


Our Mission


The Planning, Institutional Effectiveness, and Research Department (PIR) supports the college in integrating department and institutional planning, improving institutional effectiveness processes, and providing accurate, timely, and relevant data to internal and external constituencies (including county, state, and federal agencies as well as program and institutional accreditors).

PIR seeks to foster a collaborative culture in all projects as bringing different campus entities together is one of its greatest opportunities and strengths. PIR work is conducted with a student-centered and proactive focus ensuring data integrity while providing data literacy.



Institutional Data

Fact Book

2020-2021 | 2019-2020 | 2018-2019 | 2017-2018 

Student Characteristics

Fall 2021 | Spring 2021 | Summer 2021
Fall 2020 | Spring 2020 | Summer 2020
Fall 2019 Spring 2019 | Summer 2019
Fall 2018 | Spring 2018 | Summer 2018

Annual Transfer Report


Community College Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (CCFSSE)

2021 CSM Faculty Responses

Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE)

2021 CSM Executive Summary of Results


Retention Information

Fall-to-Fall Retention Fall-to-Spring Retention
Fall 2017 - Fall 2021 Spring 2017 - Spring 2021
Fall 2016 - Fall 2020 Spring 2016 - Spring 2020
Fall 2015 - Fall 2019 Spring 2015 - Spring 2019
Fall 2014 - Fall 2018 Spring 2014 - Spring 2018

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Information

For IPEDS information about CSM, click here.

Disclosure of Graduation/Completion and Transfer-Out Rates

The College of Southern Maryland is pleased to provide this information regarding our institution's graduation/completion and transfer-out rates. The information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The rates reflect the graduation, completion and transfer-out status of students who enrolled during the 2014 - 2015 school year and for whom 150 percent of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed.

The Economic Value of the College of Southern Maryland



If you would like the entire Economic Value report, please contact

PIR Quick Links

AIR Statement of Ethical Principles

Institutional Review Board

PIR Data Request Form

PIR Survey Request Form

Contact PIR

La Plata Campus, Community Education (CE) Building, Suite 230

Our Staff

Associate Vice President
Dr. Erin Ebersole

Associate Director
Chip Keech

Acting Assistant Director
Joseph Barton

Research Analyst I
Donna Staff

Student Assistant
Jaryn Griggs

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