Statement of Accreditation Status

College of Southern Maryland

  • CEO: Dr. Maureen Murphy, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Bill Comey
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional » Two-year, medium
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): Charles County Community College
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1969
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2014
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2028

Contact Information

8730 Mitchell Road P. O. Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

(301) 934-2251

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • March 4, 2021
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted. To request that the next self-study, in preparation for a visit in 2023-2024, provide further evidence of improved financial viability and sustainability (Standard VI).
  • June 17, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close the additional location at 3261 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20602-3223. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 26, 2014
    To reaffirm accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process and report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) Included within the scope:
  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    Leonardtown Campus
    22950 Hollywood Road
    Leonardtown, MD 20650-4700
  • Additional Location
    Prince Frederick Campus
    115 J.W. Williams Road
    Prince Frederick, MD 20678-3709
  • Other Instructional Site
    Anne Arundel Community College
    101 College Parkway
    Arnold, MD 21012-1895
  • Other Instructional Site
    Center for Trades and Energy Training
    6170 Hughesville Station Place
    Hughesville, MD 20637
  • Other Instructional Site
    DBFA Media Studio
    9683 Charles Street
    La Plata, MD 20646
  • Other Instructional Site
    Velocity Center at Indian Head
    4465 Indian Head Highway
    Indian Head, MD 20640

The following are links to sites that are not maintained by the MSCHE. These are provided as additional external resources about each institution that the MSCHE accredits.