The College of Southern Maryland is a regionally-accredited community college, delivering quality higher education programs in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties in Southern Maryland. CSM also provides programs and services with a special focus on local workforce development to maintain and grow a healthy economy and community.

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    Discover CSM

    The college of Southern Maryland is a Public, Regional Community College with a Far-Reaching Mission – To Help our Students and Community Meet the Challenges of Individual, Social, and Global Changes.

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    Our Locations

    CSM operates four campuses in the tri-county area: The La Plata campus in Charles county, The Prince Frederick campus in Calvert County, and the Leonardtown campus in St. Mary’s county. CSM’s new Regional Campus will be located in Hughesville.

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    Regional Hughesville Campus

    CSM’s new Regional Campus will be located on 74 acres in Hughesville. The campus will
    provide offerings to serve the entire region in a cost-effective and convenient way. The master plan is designed to create a sense of community and includes five phases of growth.

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    Investing in the College of Southern Maryland through the Foundation is an investment in the community. Your support will transform the life of a CSM student by providing lifelong learning opportunities to meet the educational, employment, and enrichment needs of our community.

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