College of San Mateo

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in San Mateo, CA

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How much is the CSM tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, CSM's tuition & fees is $1,376 for California residents and $9,552 for out-of-state students based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $29,479 for California residents and $37,655 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

CSM Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,376
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,552
Books & Supplies Costs$1,971
Off-campus Room & Board$20,858
Off-campus Expenses$5,274
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,315
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,021

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, CSM' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,740. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,488.
College of San Mateo$1,376$9,552
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
California 2-4 Years Colleges$20,202
Public Schools$3,888$12,488
Private Schools$22,481

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between CSM and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
College of San MateoSan Mateo, CA$1,376$9,552
Allan Hancock CollegeSanta Maria, CA$1,146$8,994
College of the CanyonsSanta Clarita, CA$1,162$9,322
Contra Costa CollegeSan Pablo, CA$1,312$8,328
Cuesta CollegeSan Luis Obispo, CA$1,340$9,348
Cuyamaca CollegeEl Cajon, CA$1,340$9,852
East Los Angeles CollegeMonterey Park, CA$1,238$9,870
Evergreen Valley CollegeSan Jose, CA$1,366$8,286
Golden West CollegeHuntington Beach, CA$1,190$9,854
Irvine Valley CollegeIrvine, CA$1,150$9,814
Lassen Community CollegeSusanville, CA$1,129$9,097

Financial Aid and COA

At College of San Mateo, 2,854 students (41%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $4,131.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at CSM is $33,524 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 340 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $7,086 and the average amount of student loans is $3,738.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$29,479$37,655
Tuition & Fees$1,376$9,552
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$28,103$28,103
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$25,348$33,524
Average Financial Aid$4,131$4,131
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,85441%$4,131
Pell Grants77311%$4,467
Federal Student Loan401%$3,058
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid34080%-
Grants or Scholarships27064%$7,086
Federal Grants17842%$6,177
Pell Grants10124%$5,491
Other Federal Grants17742%$3,079
State/Local Grants17441%$2,030
Institutional Grants21350%$2,162
Student Loan Aid4210%$3,738
Federal Student Loans358%$3,429
Other Student Loans72%$5,286
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level9999$9,598
110,001 or more11$4,556

Student Population

College of San Mateo has a total of 7,512 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 3,379 male students and 3,515 female students attending CSM. The school offers online degree programs and 1,781 students enrolled online exclusively (23.71% of all students).
Undergraduate6,894 3,3793,515

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered99 Programs
Online Program Offered39 Online Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population7,512
Graduation Rate47%
Transfer-out Rate10%
Retention Rate81% (Full-time), 53% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate21 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties152 (Full-time), 183 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs294 (Full-time), 199 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$103,098
Average Staff Salary$98,920