College Of San Mateo

1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 574-6161 |

College of San Mateo is located at the northern corridor of Silicon Valley and situated on a beautiful 153-acre site in the San Mateo hills that provides a panoramic view of San Francisco Bay. Since 1922, CSM has been a gateway to higher education leading to university transfer, career preparation and advancement, and professional and personal development. The College currently serves approximately 10,000 day, evening and weekend students. CSM students reflect the diversity of the Bay Area and have a range of educational goals. To best serve our students, the curriculum offers a wealth of programs that include traditional, semester-length and short courses in addition to distance education.


In-State Undergraduate: $1,324
Out-of-State Undergraduate: $7,308
Average Textbooks: $1,638

In-State Graduate: N/A
Out-of-State Graduate: N/A
Student Count

Undergraduate: 8,935
Graduate: N/A
GI Bill Students: 235

Male: 50.2%
Female: 49.8%


Religious: No Religious Affiliation
Ethnicity: No ethnic affiliation
Gender: Coed School

School information

Duration: 2 Year
College Type: Public
Setting: Suburb
Accreditation: Regional
Calendar: Semesters

Online Undergraduate Courses: Yes
Online Graduate Courses: No

Avg. accepted score

SAT Math:
SAT Critical Reading:
ACT: 0


Admissions Info

1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402

(650) 574-6161
College Website

Veteran Affairs Info

Justine Evirs
1700 W. Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, CA

(650) 574-6625
No Fax Number Listed
College Website

Military Offerings
Military/Veteran Support
B.A.H $4,149
Campus SVA Chapter yes
Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus yes
Signed VA Principles Of Excellence no
Club/Association For Veterans yes
Veteran Upward Bound Program no
8 Keys to Veterans' Success yes
Offers ROTC Program yes
Member of S.O.C no
Academic Support
Offers College Credit for Military Experiences yes
Awards Credit For CLEP Exam no
Awards Credit For DSST Exam no
Financial Support
Comply with The Veteran's Choice Act yes
Approved for TA Funding no
Yellow Ribbon Program no
Scholarships for Military no
Reduced Tuition for Military no
Majors Offered
  • A Associates
  • B Bachelors
  • BC Post B.A Certificate
  • M Masters
  • MC Post M.A Certificate
  • D Doctorate
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping A
  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General A
  • Architectural Technology/Technician A
  • Art/Art Studies, General A
  • Biological and Physical Sciences A
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General A
  • Biomedical Technology/Technician A
  • Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector A
  • Business Administration and Management, General A
  • Business/Commerce, General A
  • Chemistry, General A
  • Commercial and Advertising Art A
  • Computer Graphics A
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General A
  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications A
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance A
  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General A
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science A
  • Dental Assisting/Assistant A
  • Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General A
  • Drawing A
  • Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General A
  • Engineering Technology, General A
  • English Language and Literature, General A
  • Ethnic Studies A
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies A
  • Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician A
  • Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management A
  • Geology/Earth Science, General A
  • Graphic Design A
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other A
  • History, General A
  • Human Services, General A
  • Journalism A
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science A
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping A
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A
  • Mathematics, General A
  • Music, General A
  • Photography A
  • Physical Sciences A
  • Physician Assistant A
  • Physics, General A
  • Pre-Engineering A
  • Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design A
  • Psychology, General A
  • Radio and Television A
  • Real Estate A
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse A
  • Retail Management A
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General A
  • Social Sciences, General A
  • Sociology A
  • Spanish Language and Literature A
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric A
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling A
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General A
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design A
  • Welding Technology/Welder A