Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Program

The Statewide California Community College MESA Program

Established in 1970, the statewide California Community College MESA Program’s mission is to serve educationally and economically disadvantaged students majoring in calculus-based majors, so they can excel in math and science and attain STEM degrees from four-year institutions.

With academic advising, professional mentoring, academic assistance, drop-in tutoring, small group study sessions and transfer counseling, MESA provides an environment that allows students to succeed and transfer to earn a STEM bachelor's degree.

Statewide MESA programs serve more than 25,000 pre-college, community college and four-year college students in California.  MESA has programs in more than 30 community colleges in California and ninety-eight percent of community college MESA students go on to four-year colleges with STEM math-based majors. The MESA Community College Program at Santa Rosa Junior Colleges serves an average of 150 STEM transfer students each year.