Academic Overview

College of San Mateo is a Public, 2-4 years school located in San Mateo, California. For the academic year 2020-2021, the tuition & fees are $1,434 for California residents and $9,094 for other students on average. It offers 110 degree programs through 45 Certificate, 65 Associate's programs. The average earning in 10 years after graduation from the school is $47,900.
Directory Information and Key Academic Statistics
TypePublic, 2-4 years
Address1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021) »In-State$1,434
Student Population »8,924 Total Enrollment
Graduation Rate »42%
Transfer-out Rate9%
Retention Rate71% (Full-time)
42% (Part-time)
Average Financial Aid »$2,309
Students to Faculty26:1 (3.85%)
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$47,900

2021 Tuition & Fees

The 2021 tuition & fees are $1,434 for California residents and $9,094 for out-of-state students at College of San Mateo. Its tuition & fees are cheaper than the average tuition ($8,411) over public community colleges in California. The following table shows the 2020-2021 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
2021 Cost Of Attendance
California ResidentsOut-of-State
Tuition & Fees$1,434$9,094
Books & Supplies$1,971
Off-Campus Living Costs$24,883
Average Financial Aid$2,309
Cost of Attendance$28,288$35,948
After Financial Aid$25,979$33,639
Average Earning After 10 years of graduation$47,900
2021 Tuition & Fees and Comparison
California ResidentsOut-of-State Students
College of San Mateo$1,434$9,094
Public Community Colleges in California$1,517$8,411
Public Community Colleges in U.S.$4,031$7,722
Tuition Trends

Offered Degrees/Programs By Area of Study

College of San Mateo offers Certificate and Associate's programs - 45 Certificate, 65 Associate's. The following table summarizes the number of offered programs by degree types.
Total Number of Programs
Total Programs4565NOT 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
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
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 8,924 students at College of San Mateo including both full-time and part-time students. By gender, 4,549 male students and 4,375 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 Students4,5491,3863,163
Female Students4,3759773,398

Distance Learning (Online Degree/Program) Student Population

At College of San Mateo, there are 8,924 students including in both full-time and part-time status. Of that, 2,318 students were attending classes through distance learning (1,045 students are enrolled exclusively and 1,273 are enrolled in some online courses) .
Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment8,924
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,045
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses1,273
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses6,606

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