College of Southern Maryland

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,144
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,886
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
5.4%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
6,164
32.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
29.2%
300 Graduates

About

College of Southern Maryland is a higher education institution located in Charles County, MD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at College of Southern Maryland were .

In 2020, 1,556 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of Southern Maryland. 62.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (972 degrees), 3.52 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (276 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Southern Maryland is $3,144, which is $−4,836 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Southern Maryland is $3,144, which is $−4,836 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,886.

In 2020, 42% of undergraduate students attending College of Southern Maryland received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 7% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,144
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at College of Southern Maryland was $3,144. The cost of tuition at College of Southern Maryland is $−4,836 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$6,886
2020 Value
11.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 College of Southern Maryland had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,886. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of College of Southern Maryland grew by 11.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,335
Room and Board
$1,214
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of Southern Maryland was of $10,335 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,214. The cost of room and board increased by 1.6% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.45% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

42%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
7%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

42% of undergraduate students at College of Southern Maryland received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 35.5% with respect to 2019, when 31% 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.
5.4%
2018 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at College of Southern Maryland was 5.4%, which represents 29 out of the 537 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 has a total enrollment of 6,164 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Southern Maryland is 2,001 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,163. This means that 32.5% 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 50.9% White, 27.3% Black or African American, 7.61% Hispanic or Latino, 6.78% Two or More Races, 3.83% Asian, 0.552% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.243% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at College of Southern Maryland in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.7%), followed by White Male (21.7%) and Black or African American Female (14.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of Southern Maryland, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,164 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Southern Maryland is 2,001 and the part-time enrollment is 4,163. This means that 32.5% of students enrolled at College of Southern Maryland are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
2020 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 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), 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
  1. White
    3,135
  2. Black or African American
    1,681
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    469

The enrolled student population at College of Southern Maryland is 50.9% White, 27.3% Black or African American, 7.61% Hispanic or Latino, 6.78% Two or More Races, 3.83% Asian, 0.552% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.243% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 143 students (2.32%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 400 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 (972 degrees awarded). There were 3.52 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (276 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at College of Southern Maryland is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 (931 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (90 degrees), and Human Sciences (21 degrees).

Workforce

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 (782,901 people), Other managers (428,817 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (338,287 people), Civil engineers (252,454 people), and Mechanical engineers (184,372 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Southern Maryland are Liberal Arts & Humanities (931 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (90 degrees), Human Sciences (21 degrees), Protective Services (44 degrees), and Engineering (44 degrees).

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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 Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at College of Southern Maryland are Liberal Arts & Humanities (931 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (90 degrees), Human Sciences (21 degrees), Protective Services (44 degrees), and Engineering (44 degrees).

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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 (884,997 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (435,828 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (345,702 people), Elementary & secondary schools (335,889 people), and Construction (308,785 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Southern Maryland are Liberal Arts & Humanities (931 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (90 degrees), Human Sciences (21 degrees), Protective Services (44 degrees), and Engineering (44 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at College of Southern Maryland was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

578
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
978
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 578 degrees were awarded to men at College of Southern Maryland, which is 0.591 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (978).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 218 degrees were awarded to men at College of Southern Maryland in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 0.614 times less than the 355 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 355 degrees were awarded to women at College of Southern Maryland in Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities, which is 1.63 times more than the 218 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
31%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 17% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at College of Southern Maryland is Female and Asian (60% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    972 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    276 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    104 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of Southern Maryland is white (972 degrees awarded). There were 3.52 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (276 degrees).

2.63% of degree recipients (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    605 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    367 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    184 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at College of Southern Maryland is white female (605 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (367 degrees).

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Operations

College of Southern Maryland has an endowment valued at nearly $8.38M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $680k (8.12%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, College of Southern Maryland had a total salary expenditure of $80.2M. College of Southern Maryland employs 72 Professors, 27 Assistant professors, and 15 Associate professors. Most academics at College of Southern Maryland are Female Professors (46), Male Professors(26), and Female Assistant professors (17).

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 64 employees, Management, with 56 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 41 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.38M
2020 Endowment
2.61%
growth from 2019

College of Southern Maryland has an endowment valued at about $8.38M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of College of Southern Maryland grew 2.61% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.96M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.39M - Federal
  2. $3.62M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, College of Southern Maryland received $2.39M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.62M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$38.6M
2020 Salaries
0.384%
decline from 2019

In 2020, College of Southern Maryland paid a median of $38.6M in salaries, which represents 48.1% of their overall expenditure ($80.2M) and a 0.384% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.15% growth from 2018 and a 1.03% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.1M
Instructional Salaries
121
Number of Employees

In 2020, College of Southern Maryland paid a total of $10.1M to 121 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of Southern Maryland were Professor with 72 employees; Assistant professor with 27 employees; and Assistant professor with 15 employees.

In 2020, 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 64 employees; Management with 56 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 41 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of Southern Maryland was Female Professor with 46 employees, Male Professor with 26 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 17 employees.

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

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