College of Southern Maryland

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,288
2.24% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$7,031
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.79%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
4,868
36.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
32.3%
295 Graduates

About

College of Southern Maryland is a higher education institution located in Charles County, MD. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at College of Southern Maryland were Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (413 degrees awarded), Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping (31 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (22 degrees).

In 2022, 1,573 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of Southern Maryland. 63.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (879 degrees), 2.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (325 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Southern Maryland is $3,288, which is $−4,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at College of Southern Maryland is $3,288, which is $−4,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,031.

In 2022, 100% of undergraduate students attending College of Southern Maryland received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,288
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at College of Southern Maryland was $3,288. The cost of tuition at College of Southern Maryland is $−4,824 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$7,031
2022 Value
6.86%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 College of Southern Maryland had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,031. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of College of Southern Maryland grew by 6.86%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,869
Room and Board
$1,277
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of Southern Maryland was of $10,869 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.33% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,277. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.91% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

100%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

100% of undergraduate students at College of Southern Maryland received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 133% with respect to 2021, when 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.79%
2019 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at College of Southern Maryland was 2.79%, which represents 14 out of the 501 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

College of Southern Maryland had a total enrollment of 4,868 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at College of Southern Maryland is 1,797 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,071. This means that 36.9% of students enrolled at College of Southern Maryland are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of Southern Maryland, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.1% White, 28.2% Black or African American, 9.16% Hispanic or Latino, 7.6% Two or More Races, 4.09% Asian, 0.431% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.205% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at College of Southern Maryland in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.4%), followed by White Male (21.1%) and Black or African American Female (16.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of Southern Maryland in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,868 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Southern Maryland is 1,797 and the part-time enrollment is 3,071. This means that 36.9% of students enrolled at College of Southern Maryland are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at College of Southern Maryland was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), College of Southern Maryland had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,245 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,375 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    446 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at College of Southern Maryland is 46.1% White, 28.2% Black or African American, 9.16% Hispanic or Latino, 7.6% Two or More Races, 4.09% Asian, 0.431% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.205% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 175 students (3.59%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 423 more women than men received degrees from College of Southern Maryland. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at College of Southern Maryland is white (879 degrees awarded). There were 2.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (325 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at College of Southern Maryland is Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (413 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping (31 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (22 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at College of Southern Maryland, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (828 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (143 degrees), and Business (255 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of Southern Maryland are Software developers (1,074,937 people), Accountants & auditors (1,070,226 people), Other managers (1,058,366 people), Financial managers (532,259 people), and Chief executives & legislators (511,460 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Southern Maryland in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (828 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (143 degrees), Business (255 degrees), Human Sciences (16 degrees), and Engineering (48 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of Southern Maryland are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at College of Southern Maryland are Liberal Arts & Humanities (828 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (143 degrees), Business (255 degrees), Human Sciences (16 degrees), and Engineering (48 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of Southern Maryland are Computer Systems Design (1,453,862 people), Elementary & secondary schools (748,439 people), Construction (678,603 people), Banking & related activities (593,305 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (589,231 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Southern Maryland are Liberal Arts & Humanities (828 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (143 degrees), Business (255 degrees), Human Sciences (16 degrees), and Engineering (48 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by College of Southern Maryland.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 321 degrees awarded
  2. 102 degrees awarded
  3. 94 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at College of Southern Maryland was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 321 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

575
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
998
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 575 degrees were awarded to men at College of Southern Maryland, which is 0.576 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (998).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 169 degrees were awarded to men at College of Southern Maryland in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.5 times less than the 338 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 338 degrees were awarded to men at College of Southern Maryland in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 2 times more than the 169 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 16% of students graduating from College of Southern Maryland completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 31% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (44%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at College of Southern Maryland is Female and Asian (44% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.37% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    879 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    325 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    137 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of Southern Maryland is white (879 degrees awarded). There were 2.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (325 degrees).

2.35% of degree recipients (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    544 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    335 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    206 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at College of Southern Maryland is white female (544 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (335 degrees).

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Operations

College of Southern Maryland has an endowment valued at nearly $9.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 83.8k (0.891%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, College of Southern Maryland had a total salary expenditure of 79.3M. College of Southern Maryland employs 58 Professors, 29 Assistant professors and 16 Associate professors. Most academics at College of Southern Maryland are Female Professor (40), Female Assistant professor (19), and Male Professor (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Southern Maryland are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 71 employees, Management, with 56 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 54 employees.

Endowment

$9.4M
2022 Endowment
12.6%
decline from 2021

College of Southern Maryland has an endowment valued at about $9.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of College of Southern Maryland declined 12.6% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $4.19M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$33.3M
2022 Salaries
1.23%
decline from 2021

In 2022, College of Southern Maryland paid a median of $33.3M in salaries, which represents 42% of their overall expenditure ($79.3M) and a 1.23% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.82M
Instructional Salaries
114
Number of Employees

In 2022, College of Southern Maryland paid a total of $9.82M to 114 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
58 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
71 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of Southern Maryland were Professor with 58 employees, Assistant professor with 29 employees, and Associate professor with 16 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Southern Maryland were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 71 employees, Management with 56 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 54 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of Southern Maryland was Female Professor with 40 employees, Female Assistant professor with 19 employees, and Male Professor with 18 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at College of Southern Maryland.

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