College of San Mateo

1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402-3784
Tel: (650)574-6161
8,935 students
Public institution
College of San Mateo, the first community college in San Mateo County, is an open-access, student-focused, teaching and learning institution which serves the diverse educational, economic, social and cultural needs of its students and the community. By offering comprehensive, quality programs and services and by measuring student learning, College of San Mateo educates students to participate successfully in a changing world.
School Highlights
College of San Mateo serves 8,935 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 68%.
College of San Mateo is one of 3 community colleges within San Mateo County, CA.
The nearest community college is Canada College (7.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 207 teachers has declined by 32% over five years.
College College of San Mateo (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 207 staff 70 staff

Student Body

The student population of 8,935 has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has increased from 37:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 8,935 students 2,397 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 43:1 44:1
# Full-Time Students 2,227 students 1,260 students
# Part-Time Students 6,708 students 5,258 students
% Asian
25%
13%
% Hispanic
26%
37%
% Black
3%
7%
% White
30%
32%
% Hawaiian
3%
-
% Two or more races
6%
3%
% Unknown races
5%
8%
% Non Resident races
2%
-
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.77 0.73

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,418 is more than the state average of $1,324. The in-state tuition has grown by 37% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,010 is less than the state average of $6,758. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,418 $1,324
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,010 $6,758
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 50% 81%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • College of San Mateo, the first community college in San Mateo County, is an open-access, student-focused, teaching and learning institution which serves the diverse educational, economic, social and cultural needs of its students and the community. By offering comprehensive, quality programs and services and by measuring student learning, College of San Mateo educates students to participate successfully in a changing world. College of San Mateo is part of the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD), along with Canda College in Redwood City and Skyline College in San Bruno. College of San Mateo is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,586 per year for in-state students and $6,395 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,671 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in California is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.