Top San Mateo County Community Colleges

  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 3 top community colleges in San Mateo County, California, serving 25,253 students.
  • The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84% (view national acceptance rates).
  • Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), and the student:teacher ratio is 45:1.

Top San Mateo County Community Colleges (2018-19)

  • College Location Students
  • 4200 Farm Hill Blvd.
    Redwood City CA  94061
    (650)306-3100

    6,498 students
  • 1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
    San Mateo CA  94402
    (650)574-6161

    8,935 students
  • 3300 College Dr
    San Bruno CA  94066
    (650)738-4100

    9,820 students
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