College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.
College of Southern Maryland was awarded 65 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts general studies.
College Factual ranked CSM as #1,078 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list.
CSM also holds the #22 spot on the Best Colleges in Maryland ranking.
Since College of Southern Maryland has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.
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The student to faculty ratio at College of Southern Maryland is about average at 17 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.
Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.
The full-time faculty percentage at College of Southern Maryland is 27%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at College of Southern Maryland is 65%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.
Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at College of Southern Maryland.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,164 undergraduates at CSM with 2,001 being full-time and 4,163 being part-time.
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The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CSM, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CSM, approximately 11% of students took out student loans averaging $5,331 a year. That adds up to $21,324 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at CSM is 5.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
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Contact details for CSM are given below.
|Address:||8730 Mitchell Rd, La Plata, MD 20646-0910|
Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.
In 2019-2020, 6,097 students took at least one online class at College of Southern Maryland. This is an increase from the 2,868 students who took online classes the previous year.
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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