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.
College of San Mateo places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:
- Category Attribute
- Diversity Diversity in US community colleges
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- Debt For Students Least debt for graduating students
- The teacher population of 207 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|College of San Mateo||(CA) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||207 staff||97 staff|
|Total Enrollment||8,935 students||7,516 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||43:1||44:1|
|# Full-Time Students||2,227 students||1,613 students|
|# Part-Time Students||6,708 students||5,903 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$44,000||$34,600|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 6,498 students | 7.30 Mi4200 Farm Hill Blvd.
Redwood City,  CA  94061
- 9,393 students | 9.80 Mi3300 College Dr
San Bruno,  CA  94066
- 13,047 students | 14.60 Mi25555 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward,  CA  94545
- 23,610 students | 14.80 Mi50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco,  CA  94112
- 509 students | 16.20 Mi15555 E. 14th Street, Suite 500
San Leandro,  CA  94578
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