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.

MESA Program by the Numbers

  Total Enrollment # Gender
Female  Male    
2008-2009 118 39.1% 60.9%
2009-2010 140 47.1% 52.9%
2010-2011 136 25.7% 74.3%
2011-2012 118 26.2% 73.8%
2012-2013 153 32.1% 67.3%
2013-2014 170 28.3% 71.7%
2014-2015 153 26.7% 73.3%
2015-2016 122 36.1% 63.9%
2016-2017 108 34.3% 65.7%
2017-2018 140 31.7% 68.3%
2018-2019 142 34.5% 65.5%
*Numbers reflect MESA students who have self-identified on their program application.

 

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.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.