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 8,163 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 355 teachers has grown by 32% over five years.
College of San Mateo(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty355 staff308 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of College of San Mateo has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 43:1 over five years.
The College of San Mateo diversity score of 0.79 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,163 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:124:1
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# Full-Time Students2,193 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students5,970 students6,350 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
22%
12%
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% Hispanic
30%
47%
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% Black
3%
6%
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% White
25%
23%
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% Hawaiian
3%
-
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% Two or more races
6%
4%
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% Non Resident races
7%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score0.790.70
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College Completion Rate
42%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$44,000$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,418 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,206 is less than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,418$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,206$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid56%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,000$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,284$6,000
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Source: 2020 (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.

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The nearest community college to College of San Mateo is Canada College (7.0 miles away).
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The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.