College of San Mateo

Tuition & Fees $9,094
Student Population 8,924
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $2,309
Graduation Rate 42 %
Students:Faculty 26

Academic Overview

College of San Mateo is a public, 2-4 years institute located in San Mateo, California. It is an Associate's - Public Rural-serving Medium by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Associate's degree. The 2021 tuition & fees are $1,434 for California residents and $9,094 for out-of-state students. The school offers only undergraduate programs and a total of 8,924 students are enrolled.
The salary after graduation from College of San Mateo varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $47,900. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of College of San Mateo are $1,434 for California residents and $9,094 for non-residents.
College of San Mateo 2021 Tuition & Fees
California ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at CSM. The average received amount of financial aid is $2,309 and 36% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 8,924 students is attending , and the student to faculty ratio is 26 to 1.
Graduation Rate for College of San Mateo is 42 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for College of San Mateo is 9 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for College of San Mateo is 71 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for College of San Mateo is 8,924
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for College of San Mateo is 26 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
26 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $2,309 at College of San Mateo.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

CSM offers 110 major programs on-site (in-person class) only. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate330
One but less than two years certificate120
Associate's Degree650

Special Learning Opportunities

College of San Mateo offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for undergraduate programs. The school provides study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
Board/Meal Plan

Veterans Benefits

College of San Mateo has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges