FINANCIAL AID RATE47%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO26:1
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$2,309
Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students
Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid
Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition
College of San Mateo (CSM)
1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA
College of San Mateo, located in San Mateo, California, was founded in 1922 and is part of the San Mateo Community College District. The school is in the Bay Area of California, between San Jose and San Francisco and is part of the California Community College System, which is comprised of 122 colleges throughout the state. CSM serves over 10,000 students annually through a large number of programs and services available on campus. The school has grown considerably in terms of enrollment and size over the years to better accommodate the community, and assist in its academic and professional development.
College of San Mateo offers a variety of programs that allow for academic growth or professional career development. Academic transfer programs give students the opportunity to take on a curriculum that completes the first two years of a four year program locally and at low cost, followed by the application to bachelor degree granting institutions in order to continue one's education. Transfer to public California institutions is facilitated by agreements in place that guarantee admission if certain requirements are met. Individuals interested in transfer to private or out of state schools should meet with a counselor to discuss transfer and curriculum options.
Career training programs provide students with an education in a given field or industry with the intention of assisting them in entering the workforce as a qualified professional for the purpose of long term employment. Students will participate in a traditional and practical courses as needed by the program, with practical courses providing training and development in a controlled environment under the supervision of professionals. These programs take between one and two years to complete, and result in an associate degree or certificate which demonstrates competency.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
The College of San Mateo admits any interested individuals as long as they are a high school graduate or at least eighteen years of age. Students wishing to enroll must complete the application for admissions, pay all fees, supply transcripts and test scores if available, and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Students are also encouraged to participate in new student orientation and to meet with a counselor to discuss program enrollment and curriculum prior to the selection of courses.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and is awarded based on need. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information provided by which will be used by the school's financial aid department to determine the extent of a given student's need and their aid program eligibility when constructing his or her financial aid packet. Aid must be applied for prior to each academic year and it is recommended that the application be completed in a timely fashion.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants College of San Mateo accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,200. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $1,400-$1,600
- Out-of-State: $9,000-$10,810
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $46-$55 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $270-$320 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||47%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||47%||$4,397|
|Student Loans (Federal)||1%||$6,533|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, College of San Mateo may offer services including:
- Online classes
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Day care for children
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- * Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1961)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by College of San Mateo by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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