Quick Facts

CSM at a Glance

  • Founded: 1958
  • President: Dr. Yolanda Wilson
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education and others
  • Degrees offered: Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts in Teaching, Associate of Science, Associate of Science in Engineering, Associate of Applied Science, Certificate, and Letter of Recognition
  • Programs of Study: More than 100 programs of study offered
  • Campuses: Four locations in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties, in addition to the Center for Transportation Training and the Velocity Center at Indian Head.  
  • Faculty and staff: Approximately 800, including full-time and part-time
  • Athletics: 4 intercollegiate women's teams and 4 intercollegiate men's teams, NCJAA Division III

The College of Southern Maryland attracts students of various ages, interests, academic backgrounds, and personal goals. Our students may be different in many ways, but the majority of them have one thing in common—they are exploring future possibilities.

Enrollment Overview

Total Enrollment

Total Credit and Con-Ed Students in FY23
Note: The "Credit Students" and "Continuing Education Students" figures do not sum to the "All Students" figures because some students are enrolled as both types during the same fiscal year.


Credit Enrollment

Average Class Size


Total Credit Students in FY23


State-Funded Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) FY23


Average Age



White 46%
Black or African-American 28%
Hispanic (Any Race) 9%
All Others 17%


Number of online programs and certificates 11
Total enrollments in online courses for FY22 26,207

Continuing Education Students

Total Continuing Education Students in FY23


Total full-time-equivalent (FTE) enrollment in FY23


Enrollments in contract training FY23


Total enrollments in workforce training courses FY23

Job Preparation 296
Licensure 5,099
Job Skills Enhancement 960

Total Enrollments in Lifelong Learning Courses FY23


Points of Distinction


Talking Points

  • CSM is the sixth largest community college in Maryland.
  • Students save an average of $29,000 on their bachelor's degree by starting at CSM and transferring with an associate degree.
  • 63% of CSM students attend part-time.
  • 97% of CSM’s full-time faculty hold a master’s or doctorate degree.
  • CSM offers 300+ transfer admission agreements with 70+ partnering four-year institutions, including University of Maryland, Towson, Salisbury, Virginia Commonwealth, George Mason, UMBC, University of Maryland School of Nursing, and more.
  •  54% of Southern Maryland public high school graduates going on to college in Maryland choose to start at CSM.

  • The college has created a Professor of Equity and Diversity position. This individual began work in August 2022.

  • In FY23, CSM awarded 869 associate degrees and 756 certificates.

  • Over 400 high school students participated in dual enrollment in Fall 2022.

  • Students who earn an associate degree from CSM can expect approximate wages of $45,000 per year, 25% more than someone with a high school diploma or equivalent working in Maryland.

  • In the past five years, the CSM Foundation has awarded $4 million in scholarships to more than 3,000 students.

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