Academic Overview

College of San Mateo is a 2-4 years, public school located in San Mateo, California. For the academic year 2021-2022, the tuition & fees are $1,440 for California residents and $10,114 for other students on average. It offers 98 degree programs through 12 Certificate, 67 Associate's programs. Of that, the distance learning opportunity is given to 45 programs (2 Certificate, 35 Associate's programs). The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $47,900.
Directory Information and Key Academic Statistics
Type2-4 years, public
Address1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022) »In-State$1,440
Student Population »6,894 Total Enrollment
Graduation Rate »41%
Transfer-out Rate12%
Retention Rate78% (Full-time)
50% (Part-time)
Average Financial Aid »$2,978
Students to Faculty18:1 (5.56%)
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$47,900

2022 Tuition & Fees

The 2022 tuition & fees are $1,440 for California residents and $10,114 for out-of-state students at College of San Mateo. Its tuition & fees are cheaper than the average tuition ($8,846) over public community colleges in California. The following table shows the 2021-2022 tuition & fees, books & supplies, and living costs at College of San Mateo. Then, we compare its costs to California community colleges and all U.S. community colleges. In addition, the chart shows the changes in tuition over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs at the school. You can check more comprehensive tuition information on the cost of attendance page.
Cost of AttendanceComparisonTuition Trends
2022 Cost Of Attendance
California ResidentsOut-of-State
Tuition & Fees$1,440$10,114
Books & Supplies$1,980
Off-Campus Living Costs$25,781
Average Financial Aid$2,978
Cost of Attendance$29,201$37,875
After Financial Aid$26,223$34,897
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$47,900
2022 Tuition & Fees and Comparison
California ResidentsOut-of-State Students
College of San Mateo$1,440$10,114
Public Community Colleges in California$1,689$8,846
Public Community Colleges in U.S.$4,727$8,377
Tuition Trends

Offered Degrees/Programs By Area of Study

College of San Mateo offers Certificate and Associate's programs. Of that, 45 programs can be conferred by distance learning - 2 Certificate, 35 Associate's. The following table summarizes the number of offered programs by degree types.
Total Number of Programs
Online Programs235NOT OFFERED
Total Programs1267NOT OFFERED
The next tables list each major program with offered degrees and online availability. The number on each column denotes the conferred degree of the program. The numbers include completers through on-campus classes and partially online classes as well as only online classes. Only in Classroom means that the program is offered only on-site classes and not offered denotes that the school does not offer the program.

You may want to see all schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Communications Technologies
Computer and Information Sciences
Personal and Culinary Services
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
Legal Studies
English Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Construction Trades
Mechanics and Repairers
Visual and Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Student Population

There are 6,894 students at College of San Mateo including both full-time and part-time students. By gender, 3,585 male students and 3,909 female students are attending the school. The following table shows the total number of students by gender and attending status at the school. You can check more enrollment information of the school.
Student Population
Male Students3,5857222,863
Female Students3,9096203,289

Distance Learning (Online Degree/Program) Student Population

At College of San Mateo, there are 6,894 students including in both full-time and part-time status. Of that, 5,224 students were attending classes through distance learning (3,306 students are enrolled exclusively and 1,918 are enrolled in some online courses) .
Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment6,894
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3,306
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses1,918
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,670

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