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General Information
1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo , California 94402-3784

Disability Resource Office

Disability Resource Center
College Center Building 10, Room 120
1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, 94402-3784
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About College of San Mateo

Introduction to College of San Mateo

The College of San Mateo, located in the bustling city of San Mateo, California, is a prestigious public community college that has been serving students for over 90 years. Established in 1922, the college has continuously strived to provide quality education, innovative programs, and excellent resources to its diverse student body.

Situated in the heart of San Mateo, the college enjoys a vibrant location that offers plenty of opportunities for both academic and personal growth. San Mateo, known for its scenic beauty, mild climate, and thriving business community, provides an ideal backdrop for students pursing their educational goals. With a strong focus on accessibility and a commitment to student success, the College of San Mateo has become a cornerstone of the community.

One standout feature of the College of San Mateo is its dedication to meeting the needs of all students. As a two-year institution, the college offers an array of academic programs and courses designed to provide a solid foundation for students transferring to four-year universities or pursuing careers in a variety of fields. Whether students are aiming for an associate degree, vocational training, or simply looking to expand their knowledge, the college has options to suit every individual’s goals.

Accessibility is a key aspect of the College of San Mateo, evidenced by its accessibility score of 1. The institution prides itself on being inclusive and welcoming to students from all walks of life. With affordable tuition rates and ample financial aid opportunities, the college strives to remove barriers to education and ensure that everyone can benefit from its programs and resources.

At the College of San Mateo, students can choose from an impressive range of academic disciplines. The college offers over 80 associate degree programs, including liberal arts, sciences, business, health sciences, and technology. Additionally, the college provides various certificate programs, allowing students to gain valuable skills in a specific field and enter the workforce sooner.

The college also offers a number of unique programs and resources to enhance the learning experience. The Honors Program, for academically talented students, provides an intellectually stimulating environment and opportunities for specialized coursework. The STEM Center fosters innovation and creativity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields through hands-on learning and partnerships with industry leaders.

In order to create a supportive and engaging campus culture, the College of San Mateo provides an array of student services and activities. From counseling and academic advising to clubs and organizations, students have ample opportunities to connect with their peers, develop leadership skills, and participate in campus life. The state-of-the-art library, equipped with cutting-edge technology and extensive resources, ensures that students have a conducive environment for study and research.

Overall, the College of San Mateo stands as a beacon of educational opportunity in the heart of San Mateo, California. With its commitment to accessibility, excellence, and student success, the college continues to shape the lives of countless individuals, empowering them to achieve their academic and career goals.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations