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College of San Mateo Overview

College of San Mateo is a public institution situated in San Mateo, California. San Mateo is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is College of San Mateo Known For?

1,855 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at CSM is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 45% of the faculty were full-time.

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College of San Mateo Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

CSM has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#156 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#325 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at CSM.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Most Popular Economics Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Ethnic Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Most Popular Social Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Most Popular Mathematics & Statistics Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Most Popular Communication & Journalism Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#88 Most Popular Accounting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#122 Most Popular Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#137 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#140 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is College of San Mateo?

Location of College of San Mateo

Contact details for CSM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94402-3784
Phone: 650-574-6161
Website: www.collegeofsanmateo.edu

How Do I Get Into CSM?

You can apply to CSM online at: collegeofsanmateo.edu/admissions/apply.asp

College of San Mateo has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford College of San Mateo?

7.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CSM, approximately 0% of students took out student loans averaging $6,103 a year. That adds up to $24,412 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CSM is 7.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

College of San Mateo Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,193 Full-Time Undergraduates
41% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 8,163 undergraduate students at CSM, with 2,193 being full-time and 5,970 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  CSM

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,193 full-time undergraduates at CSM, 59% are male and 41% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  CSM

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of College of San Mateo students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of CSM Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 395
Black or African American 70
Hispanic or Latino 644
White 417
International Students 372
Other Races/Ethnicities 295

Over 61 countries are represented at CSM. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Nepal, and Myanmar/Burma.

Online Learning at College of San Mateo

1,045 Took All Classes Online
2,318 Took At Least One Class Online
362.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,318 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CSM has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of CSM

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at College of San Mateo was 362.4%. This is the #176 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CSM regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

College of San Mateo Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 3 434 437
Business Administration & Management 23 129 0 152
General Social Sciences 0 131 0 131
General Psychology 36 68 0 104
Computer Programming 87 6 4 97
Criminal Justice & Corrections 45 48 0 93
Accounting 57 29 0 86
Communication & Media Studies 32 51 0 83
Economics 0 80 0 80
Health & Physical Education 46 10 0 56
Nursing 0 47 0 47
Mathematics 0 43 0 43
Cosmetology 0 2 34 36
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 32 0 0 32
General Business/Commerce 0 30 0 30
Fire Protection 0 22 4 26
Sociology 0 26 0 26
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 15 9 0 24
Graphic Communications 7 17 0 24
General Biology 0 22 0 22
Real Estate 20 0 0 20
Computer Science 0 18 0 18
Physics 0 18 0 18
Music 5 12 0 17
Ethnic Studies 4 12 0 16
Dental Support Services 0 5 11 16
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 15 0 15
General English Literature 0 14 0 14
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 12 1 0 13
Business Support & Assistant Services 9 2 0 11
General Sales & Marketing 5 4 0 9
Mental & Social Health Services 2 0 7 9
History 0 7 0 7
Fine & Studio Arts 0 7 0 7
Political Science & Government 0 5 0 5
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 5 0 5
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 3 0 3
Building Management & Inspection 2 1 0 3
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 1 2 0 3
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 3 0 3
General Engineering 0 2 0 2
Biological & Physical Science 0 2 0 2
Philosophy 0 2 0 2
Chemistry 0 2 0 2
General Visual & Performing Arts 1 1 0 2
General Engineering Technology 0 1 0 1
Romance Languages 1 0 0 1
Astronomy & Astrophysics 1 0 0 1
Dance 0 1 0 1
Journalism 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 0 0 0
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 0 0
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0
Anthropology 0 0 0 0
Other Social Sciences 0 0 0 0
Human Services 0 0 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 443 918 494 1,855

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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