College of San Mateo

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,288
5.57% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$6,344
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
7,512
24.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
47.1%
370 Graduates

About

College of San Mateo is a higher education institution located in San Mateo County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at College of San Mateo were General Social Sciences (133 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (125 degrees), and General Psychology (63 degrees).

In 2022, 982 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of San Mateo. 51.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (345 degrees), 1.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (231 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of San Mateo is $1,288, which is $−6,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at College of San Mateo is $1,288, which is $−6,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,344.

In 2022, 41% of undergraduate students attending College of San Mateo received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 1% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,288
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at College of San Mateo was $1,288. The cost of tuition at College of San Mateo is $−6,824 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$6,344
2022 Value
16.9%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 College of San Mateo had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,344. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of College of San Mateo grew by 16.9%.

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Other Student Expenses

$20,858
Room and Board
$1,971
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of San Mateo was of $20,858 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 6.37% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,971. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
1%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

41% of undergraduate students at College of San Mateo received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 5.13% with respect to 2021, when 39% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

College of San Mateo had a total enrollment of 7,512 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at College of San Mateo is 1,816 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,696. This means that 24.2% of students enrolled at College of San Mateo are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of San Mateo, both undergraduate and graduate, is 34.3% Hispanic or Latino, 26.5% White, 21.4% Asian, 6.76% Two or More Races, 2.45% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 2.2% Black or African American, and 0.106% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at College of San Mateo in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (19.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (16.6%) and White Male (15.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

24.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of San Mateo in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,512 students. The full-time enrollment at College of San Mateo is 1,816 and the part-time enrollment is 5,696. This means that 24.2% of students enrolled at College of San Mateo are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at College of San Mateo was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), College of San Mateo had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,575 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,989 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    1,610 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at College of San Mateo is 34.3% Hispanic or Latino, 26.5% White, 21.4% Asian, 6.76% Two or More Races, 2.45% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 2.2% Black or African American, and 0.106% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 201 students (2.68%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 36 more women than men received degrees from College of San Mateo. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at College of San Mateo is hispanic or latino (345 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (231 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at College of San Mateo is General Social Sciences (133 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (125 degrees) and General Psychology (63 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at College of San Mateo, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Social Sciences (218 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (17 degrees), and Math & Statistics (35 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of San Mateo are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (435,352 people), Other managers (320,143 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (205,793 people), Police officers (172,748 people), and Postsecondary teachers (171,985 people).

The most specialized majors at College of San Mateo in 2022 are Social Sciences (218 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (17 degrees), Math & Statistics (35 degrees), Protective Services (63 degrees), and History (14 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of San Mateo are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at College of San Mateo are Social Sciences (218 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (17 degrees), Math & Statistics (35 degrees), Protective Services (63 degrees), and History (14 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of San Mateo are Elementary & secondary schools (524,800 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (489,972 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (367,897 people), Legal services (354,066 people), and Computer Systems Design (274,355 people).

The most specialized majors at College of San Mateo are Social Sciences (218 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (17 degrees), Math & Statistics (35 degrees), Protective Services (63 degrees), and History (14 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by College of San Mateo.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 133 degrees awarded
  2. 125 degrees awarded
  3. 63 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at College of San Mateo was General Social Sciences with 133 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

473
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
509
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 473 degrees were awarded to men at College of San Mateo, which is 0.929 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (509).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 65 degrees were awarded to men at College of San Mateo in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.02 times more than the 64 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 70 degrees were awarded to men at College of San Mateo in General Social Sciences, which is 1.11 times more than the 63 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
41%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 23% of students graduating from College of San Mateo completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 41% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 46% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (58.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at College of San Mateo is Male and Asian (58.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    345 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    231 degrees awarded
  3. White
    209 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of San Mateo is hispanic or latino (345 degrees awarded). There were 1.49 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (231 degrees).

2.44% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    203 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    142 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    121 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at College of San Mateo is hispanic or latino female (203 degrees awarded). There were 1.43 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (142 degrees).

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Operations

College of San Mateo employs 146 Instructors. Most academics at College of San Mateo are Female Instructor (81), and Male Instructor (65).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of San Mateo are: Office and Administrative Support, with 95 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 17 employees, and Management with 15 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$42.5M
2022 Salaries
23.9%
decline from 2021

In 2022, College of San Mateo paid a median of $42.5M in salaries, a 23.9% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.9M
Instructional Salaries
146
Number of Employees

In 2022, College of San Mateo paid a total of $16.9M to 146 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
146 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
95 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of San Mateo was Instructor with 146 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of San Mateo were Office and Administrative Support with 95 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 17 employees, and Management with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of San Mateo was Female Instructor with 81 employees, and Male Instructor with 65 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at College of San Mateo.

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