College of San Mateo

1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo
CA, 94402-3784
Tel: (650)574-6161
9,900 students
Public institution

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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 9,900 students (25% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 63%.
College of San Mateo is one of 3 community colleges within San Mateo County, CA.
The nearest community college is Canada College (7.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
College of San Mateo 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

Student Body

The student population of 9,900 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has increased from 33:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,900 students
1,287 students
College of San Mateo Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
2,500 students
832 students
College of San Mateo Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 7,400 students
1,021 students
College of San Mateo Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
College of San Mateo sch enrollment College of San Mateo sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
26%
2%
College of San Mateo Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
2%
1%
% Hispanic
30%
7%
College of San Mateo Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
4%
12%
College of San Mateo Black (2006-2012)
% White
36%
66%
College of San Mateo White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
College of San Mateo More (2010-2012)
College of San Mateo sch ethnicity College of San Mateo sta ethnicity
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. 0.71 0.45
College of San Mateo Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,418 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 81% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,010 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,418 $5,845
College of San Mateo In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,010 $10,047
College of San Mateo Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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 $1,167 per year for in-state students and $5,893 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $8,767 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 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Maryland is California College-San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.