College of San Mateo

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School Information

Phone Number: (650) 574-6161
Type of School: 2-year, Public
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Address: 1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94402-3784
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 8,163
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 24 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 5,844 (72% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $1,434
Out-of-state Tuition: $9,094
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 56%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,113

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

College of San Mateo Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at College of San Mateo.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 78
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 23
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 56
Construction Trades 52
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 23
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 55
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 22
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 21
Personal and Culinary Services 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 14
Psychology 11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 15
Visual and Performing Arts 39
Grand total 4565

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at College of San Mateo and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $1,434
Out-of-state $9,094
Books and supplies $1,971

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 491 56%
Grant or scholarship aid 490 56% $4,113
Student loan aid 5 1% $4,048

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,248 36% $2,245
Federal student loans 55 1% $6,379

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for College of San Mateo. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled College of San Mateo students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

College of San Mateo Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 8,163
Undergraduate enrollment 8,163
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

College of San Mateo Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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