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CSM Demographics & Diversity

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at CSM are mainly White with a sizeable Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 44% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of College of Southern Maryland students
Race Percent of Students
White 56%
Black 27%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 0%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 52% more female students than male students enrolled at College of Southern Maryland with a gender ratio of 60% women to 40% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, CSM has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for College of Southern Maryland students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 40%
Women 60%
Enrollment by gender for College of Southern Maryland students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,736
Women 4,146

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

CSM serves a very low number of students outside of Maryland, with 99 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for College of Southern Maryland students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 99%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$82,457 per year

24% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 29.7%
Part time Undergrads 61.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=162122 IPEDS survey data for College of Southern Maryland.