College of Southern Maryland
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.
|Campus LocaleFringe Rural|
|Number of Students7,201|
|Student to Faculty Ratio18:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
01/01/1969 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
01/01/1987 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs|
12/01/1979 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$125/credit|
|In State Students||$217/credit|
|Out of State Students||$280/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||1%||$2,049|
|State Grant & Scholarships||14%||$843|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||12%||$1,282|
|Federal Student Loans||11%||$4,225|
$8,007Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Maryland state board of nursing.