College of San Mateo (CSM) is in the northern corridor of Silicon Valley on a 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 serves approximately 11,000 day, evening and weekend students. CSM students reflect the diversity of the Bay Area and have a range of educational goals. To best serve the students, the curriculum offers programs that include traditional, semester-length and short courses in addition to distance learning options.
CSM is proud of its championship intercollegiate athletic teams that compete at the highest community college level. Many student-athletes receive scholarships and continue at four-year institutions, and numerous CSM athletes have gone on to professional careers.
To ensure student success, CSM offers a comprehensive selection of academic support services. Resources include financial aid and scholarships, counseling, transfer services, tutoring, employment assistance, health services and child care, among others.