College of San Mateo: Ranking & Review

San Mateo
United States
Top 29%

College of San Mateo Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)9,2634,6434,620

2,304 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,135 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

College of San Mateo has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

College of San Mateo Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

College of San Mateo does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$1,344$6,244
Fees for full-time undergraduates$56$56
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$46$215

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities528528
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services293293
Social Sciences195195
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs155155
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service124124
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services118118
Health Professions and Related Programs8686
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies7575
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians5555
Mathematics and Statistics4040
Personal and Culinary Services3939
Visual and Performing Arts3131
Physical Sciences3030
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2121
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services1919
Construction Trades1717
English Language and Literature & Letters1111
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1010
Architecture and Related Services77
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies77
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies33
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Grand Total1,9321,932

A total of 1,932 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at College of San Mateo.

Graduation rate39%38%40%
  • Full-time retention rate - 70%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

General info

Alternative namesCSM
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff332
Instructional FTE194
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional

Location and Contacts

Address1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, California, 94402-3784
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population97,000