College of San Mateo

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2021 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,364
0.147% growth from 2020
2021 Average Net Price
$5,427
After Financial Aid
2019 Student Loan
3.92%
Default Rate
2021 Enrolled Students
13,788
17.9% Full-Time
2021 Graduation Rate
41.1%
714 Graduates

About

College of San Mateo is a higher education institution located in San Mateo County, CA. In 2021, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at College of San Mateo were General Social Sciences (147 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (131 degrees), and General Economics (76 degrees).

In 2021, 1,124 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of San Mateo. 54% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (331 degrees), 1.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (261 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of San Mateo is $1,364, which is $−6,604 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,968).

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In 2021, the median undergraduate tuition at College of San Mateo is $1,364, which is $−6,604 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,968).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,427.

In 2021, 39% of undergraduate students attending College of San Mateo received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$1,364
2021 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2021, the cost of tuition at College of San Mateo was $1,364. The cost of tuition at College of San Mateo is $−6,604 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,968).

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Average Net Price

$5,427
2021 Value
30.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2021 College of San Mateo had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,427. Between 2020 and 2021, the average net price of College of San Mateo grew by 30.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$19,609
Room and Board
$1,971
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of San Mateo was of $19,609 in 2021. The cost of room and board did not change between 2020 and 2021.

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

39%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

39% of undergraduate students at College of San Mateo received financial aid through grants or loans in 2021. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2020, when 39% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.92%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at College of San Mateo was 3.92%, which represents 2 out of the 51 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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College of San Mateo had a total enrollment of 13,788 students in 2021. The full-time enrollment at College of San Mateo is 2,474 students and the part-time enrollment is 11,314. This means that 17.9% 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 32.3% Hispanic or Latino, 25.3% White, 23.3% Asian, 6.89% Two or More Races, 2.81% Black or African American, 2.41% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.102% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at College of San Mateo in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (17.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (15.8%) and White Male (13.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

17.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of San Mateo in 2021, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,788 students. The full-time enrollment at College of San Mateo is 2,474 and the part-time enrollment is 11,314. This means that 17.9% of students enrolled at College of San Mateo are enrolled full-time compared with 32.5% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2021 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 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), 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 (2021)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    4,458 enrolled students
  2. White
    3,484 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    3,214 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at College of San Mateo is 32.3% Hispanic or Latino, 25.3% White, 23.3% Asian, 6.89% Two or More Races, 2.81% Black or African American, 2.41% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.102% 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 44.1% White, 26.8% 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, 334 students (2.42%) did not report their race.

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In 2021, 90 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 (331 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (261 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at College of San Mateo is General Social Sciences (147 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (131 degrees) and General Economics (76 degrees).

In 2021,  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 Communication Technologies (22 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (256 degrees), and Math & Statistics (60 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of San Mateo are Other managers (385,676 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (360,022 people), Postsecondary teachers (235,667 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (219,025 people), and Chief executives & legislators (169,432 people).

The most specialized majors at College of San Mateo in 2021 are Communication Technologies (22 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (256 degrees), Math & Statistics (60 degrees), Physical Sciences (35 degrees), and Communications (74 degrees) (as of 2021).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of San Mateo are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at College of San Mateo are Communication Technologies (22 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (256 degrees), Math & Statistics (60 degrees), Physical Sciences (35 degrees), and Communications (74 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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 (523,569 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (507,143 people), Computer Systems Design (336,876 people), Legal services (295,258 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (238,069 people).

The most specialized majors at College of San Mateo are Communication Technologies (22 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (256 degrees), Math & Statistics (60 degrees), Physical Sciences (35 degrees), and Communications (74 degrees) (as of 2021).

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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 (2021)
  1. 147 degree-majors awarded
  2. 131 degree-majors awarded
  3. 76 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common associates degree concentration at College of San Mateo was General Social Sciences with 147 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

517
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2021
607
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2021

In 2021, 517 degrees were awarded to men at College of San Mateo, which is 0.852 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (607).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2021, 66 degrees were awarded to men at College of San Mateo in General Social Sciences, which is 0.815 times less than the 81 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2021, 81 degrees were awarded to men at College of San Mateo in General Social Sciences, which is 1.23 times more than the 66 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2021, 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, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2021 at College of San Mateo is Female and Black or African American (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.9%).

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.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.56% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2021)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    331 degrees awarded
  2. White
    261 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    246 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of San Mateo is hispanic or latino (331 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (261 degrees).

2.31% of degree recipients (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2021)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    200 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    135 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    131 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at College of San Mateo is hispanic or latino female (200 degrees awarded). There were 1.48 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (135 degrees).

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College of San Mateo employs 294 Instructors. Most academics at College of San Mateo are Female Instructor (160), and Male Instructor (134).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of San Mateo are: Office and Administrative Support, with 186 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 28 employees, and Management with 26 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$55.9M
2021 Salaries
16.8%
growth from 2020

In 2021, College of San Mateo paid a median of $55.9M in salaries, a 16.8% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.4M (41.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$34.1M
Instructional Salaries
294
Number of Employees

In 2021, College of San Mateo paid a total of $34.1M to 294 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $10.2M (62.3%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
294 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
186 Employees

In 2021, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of San Mateo was Instructor with 294 employees.

In 2021, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of San Mateo were Office and Administrative Support with 186 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees, and Management with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2021)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2021, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of San Mateo was Female Instructor with 160 employees, and Male Instructor with 134 employees.

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

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