Introduction to the College of Southern Maryland
There’s a special sense of community when you come to the College of Southern Maryland (CSM). At CSM, we want you to feel like you belong. The professors, advisors, and staff take the time to get to know you. And, you will have the opportunity to get to know others and build strong friendships and relationships here.
Since 1958, CSM has been serving the needs of the Southern Maryland area. Today, the college is serving more students than ever before with a renewed commitment to its mission.
As an open-admissions, comprehensive regional community college, CSM is committed to fostering academic excellence and enhancing the lives of the residents of Southern Maryland. CSM strives to meet the diverse needs of its students and the community by providing accessible, accredited, affordable, and quality learning opportunities for intellectual development, career enhancement, and personal growth.
The college embraces lifelong learning and service, providing a variety of personal enrichment and cultural programs in a safe and welcoming environment.