College of Southern Maryland

La Plata, MD 20646
Reviews (0)

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is located in La Plata, Maryland. CSM is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. This school was established in 1958 and is known for its motto “beyond expectations.” It is a college that seeks to help students achieve academic success that goes beyond their initial expectations. This large community college currently serves over 24,000 students and offers more than 120 programs of study. Students are able to pursue many associate degree programs, and there are also some certificate programs to consider. CSM also has several transfer partnerships with larger four-year universities, making it very simple to continue on to earn a bachelor degree at another school.

The CSM nursing program has proven to be an important part of school throughout the years. This school has been offering the Practical Nursing program for over four decades and the Associate Degree Nursing program for nearly as long. Students will also be able to enjoy an LPN to ADN program that helps existing LPNs to pursue becoming RNs. All nursing programs are approved by the Maryland State Board of Nursing. This school is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). It offers students the ability to learn through cutting edge technology and many practical experiences. This course will have many clinical experiences for students to participate in, and this will prepare them for their future as professional nurses. 

Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2-year
TypePublic
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate64%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 10 96
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 6
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.5%
  • NCLEX-PN: 93.8%

Compare Schools

Frequently compared schools

Capital Community College
offers 1 nursing programs
Delaware Technical Community College-Terry
offers 4 nursing programs
Gateway Community College
offers 1 nursing programs
Naugatuck Valley Community College
offers 1 nursing programs
Norwalk Community College
offers 1 nursing programs
Three Rivers Community College
offers 2 nursing programs
Allegany College of Maryland
offers 3 nursing programs
Baltimore City Community College
offers 3 nursing programs
Berkshire Community College
offers 2 nursing programs
Bristol Community College
offers 2 nursing programs

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius of Bristol Community College

Northern Virginia Community College
22.6 miles away
Prince George's Community College
24.84 miles away
Everest College - McLean
28.49 miles away
Montgomery College
38.13 miles away
Anne Arundel Community College
43.17 miles away
Germanna Community College
43.55 miles away
Howard Community College
45.75 miles away
Baltimore City Community College
55.74 miles away
Chesapeake College
56.75 miles away
Community College of Baltimore County
61.68 miles away

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
01/01/1987 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
ACEN
12/01/1979 - Current

Admission

100%

Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$125/credit
In State Students$217/credit
Out of State Students$280/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $5,625 $9,765 $12,600
ADN 70 $8,750 $15,190 $19,600
BSN 125 $15,625 $27,125 $35,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 49% of College of Southern Maryland's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 28% $4,734
Other Federal Grant 1% $2,049
State Grant & Scholarships 14% $843
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 12% $1,282
Federal Student Loans 11% $4,225
Private Loans 1% $5,565

$8,007

Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,355
$30,001 to $48,000$7,043
$48,001 to $75,000$10,188
$75,001 to $110,000$11,436
Over $110,000$12,339

Calculate your net price

Student Population

7,201

Undergrads

0

Graduates

4,317

Women

2,884

Men

37%

Full-time

63%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
56%
Black/African American
25%
Hispanic
7%
Two or more races
6%
Asian
3%
Race/ethnicity unknown
1%
Non-resident alien
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

Relevant scholarships

FNSNA Promise of Nursing Scholarships

These scholarships are available to full-time student in selected regions of the U.S. Eligibility is determined by applicant's school/college of nursing's zip code.  Applicants for ...

McKesson Scholarships

This scholarship open to all students attending accredited nursing program in selected regions such as Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and ...

Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship

The Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship (Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship) is provided by the Nurse Support Program (NSP II) aiming to expand the pool of nurses in the ...

State Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a Maryland resident, have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, and enroll for at least six credits in a nursing program at a Maryland school.

State Nursing Living Expenses Grant

Applicant must be a Maryland resident, be a recipient of a State Nursing Scholarship, attend a Maryland school, and demonstrate financial need. Applicant must file FAFSA by March 1st.


More scholarships

Reviews


If you are a current or former student of this school, please help out prospective students by sharing your experience with the school. We also welcome faculty members and staff members to leave a review and answer students questions.

Academics
Professors/Faculty
Clinical
Value for Money
You can leave a review using your real name or an alias.
If you want us to contact you when your review receives a comment, leave an email address here. Your email will not be published.
Enter the name of the degree program you are attended at this school.
Minimum 100 characters. Tell others about your experience. What did you like about this school?

Your review will be reviewed and published if approved. Review guideline.


Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Maryland state board of nursing.

College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
La Plata, MD 20646
Website

Find nursing programs near you