College of Southern Maryland
La Plata, MD
Public University|Community College
About Our College
In September 1958, the predecessor to today's CSM, Charles County Junior College, began evening classes at La Plata High School. In 1960, the college added an apprenticeship program. In 1968, Charles County Community College began construction of the Career Education and Administration Building on what is now the main CSM campus in La Plata, Maryland. On July 1, 2000, the college officially became the College of Southern Maryland. CSM celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2008 with events marking its history.