The University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland (USMSM), formerly the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (SMHEC), was created by the Maryland General Assembly to serve as the regional upper-level undergraduate and graduate education and research institution for southern Maryland.
Currently, nine colleges and universities are participating and offering programs in education, management, and engineering and applied sciences.
Facilities include two buildings with classrooms, a large multipurpose room, computer labs, a learning conference room, a bookstore, a student lounge, a vending area, and interactive videoconferencing capability. Building III is expected to open in fall 2020, adding sixteen classrooms and additional research facilities.
Address and Contact Information
University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland (google map)
44219 Airport Road
Wildewood Technology Park
California, MD 20619-2010
Phone: 1-800-JHU-ENGR (1-800-548-3647)
The current course offerings at the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland can be found using this schedule search.
From Lexington Park
Take Maryland Route 235 north approximately six miles to Airport Road. Turn left on airport Road, and go about one-fourth mile to the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland on the left.
From Calvert County
Take Maryland Route 4 south. At Solomons, cross the Thomas Johnson Bridge, and continue four miles to the stoplight at Maryland Route 235. Turn right on Route 235, and go north past the Wildewood Shopping Center to Airport Road. Turn left on Airport Road, and go about one fourth mile to the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland on the left.
From Charles County
Take Maryland Route 5 south to St. Mary's County. About 20 miles south of Waldorf, Route 5 branches to the right toward Leonardtown and the main four-lane road continues straight and becomes Maryland Route 235 approximately 12 miles to Airport Road. Turn right on Airport Road, and go about one-fourth mile to the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland on the left.