College of San Mateo: Ranking & Review

San Mateo Rank United States Rank World Rank
2 1380 4796
Top 29%

College of San Mateo Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

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
Off-campus $19,841 $24,741
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 Humanities 528 528
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 293 293
Social Sciences 195 195
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 155 155
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 124 124
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 118 118
Health Professions and Related Programs 86 86
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 75 75
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians 55 55
Psychology 54 54
Mathematics and Statistics 40 40
Personal and Culinary Services 39 39
Visual and Performing Arts 31 31
Physical Sciences 30 30
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 21 21
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services 19 19
Construction Trades 17 17
English Language and Literature & Letters 11 11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 10 10
Engineering 8 8
Architecture and Related Services 7 7
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 7 7
History 5 5
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 3 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1 1
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