College of San Mateo

1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel: (650)574-6161
9,400 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 9,400 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 44:1 is lower than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.
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 212 teachers has declined by 36% over five years.
College College of San Mateo Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 212 staff
61 staff
College of San Mateo Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 9,400 has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has increased from 36:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.75 is more than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 134% over five years.
Total Enrollment 9,400 students 1,315 students
College of San Mateo Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 44:1
22:1
College of San Mateo Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,500 students
815 students
College of San Mateo Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 6,900 students
1,061 students
College of San Mateo Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
College of San Mateo Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
24%
5%
College of San Mateo Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
30%
20%
College of San Mateo Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
3%
15%
College of San Mateo Black (2006-2013)
% White
31%
49%
College of San Mateo White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
2%
-
College of San Mateo Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Two or more races
5%
3%
College of San Mateo More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
6%
College of San Mateo Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
2%
1%
College of San Mateo Non Resident (2006-2013)
College of San Mateo Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.75 0.70
College of San Mateo Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,418 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 75% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,150 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,418 $5,590
College of San Mateo In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,150 $10,086
College of San Mateo Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 51%
89%
College of San Mateo % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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 $3,038 per year for in-state students and $7,390 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,252 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 0.52. 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.