College of San Mateo

  • 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 to College of San Mateo is Canada College (7.3 miles away).

Top Placements

College of San Mateo places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 207 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College of San Mateo(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty207 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of College of San Mateo has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The College of San Mateo 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 Enrollment8,935 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio43:144:1
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# Full-Time Students2,227 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students6,708 students5,903 students
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% Asian
25%
13%
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% Hispanic
26%
37%
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% Black
3%
7%
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% White
30%
32%
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% Hawaiian
3%
-
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% Two or more races
6%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score0.770.73
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College Completion Rate
16%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$44,000$34,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,418 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 37% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,206 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,418$1,636
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,206$6,797
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid50%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,500$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,000$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to College of San Mateo is Canada College (7.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 6,498 students | 7.30 Mi4200 Farm Hill Blvd.
    Redwood City CA  94061
    (650)306-3100
    7.306,498
  • 9,393 students | 9.80 Mi3300 College Dr
    San Bruno CA  94066
    (650)738-4100
    9.809,393
  • 13,047 students | 14.60 Mi25555 Hesperian Blvd
    Hayward CA  94545
    (510)723-6600
    14.6013,047
  • 23,610 students | 14.80 Mi50 Phelan Ave
    San Francisco CA  94112
    (415)239-3000
    14.8023,610
  • 509 students | 16.20 Mi15555 E. 14th Street, Suite 500
    San Leandro CA  94578
    (510)276-3888
    16.20509
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