Transfer Assistance

MESA Students are Prepared

Today’s rapid growth in technology-based fields has created a critical shortage of qualified college graduates to meet California’s and the nation's need for qualified engineers, scientists, and computer scientists. Transfer students to the UC system account for nearly half of the UC's bachelor's degrees awarded in STEM disciplines.  SRJC MESA students are a significant contributor to this outcome.  The fundamental mission of the MESA Community College Program is to increase the number of students that prepare for and enter into professions requiring a STEM degree. 


MESA student transfer destination 2015-2016
MESA Student Transfer College Destinations Compared to SRJC Total Student Body

MESA Students 

SRJC Students

UC Admittance  80% 16%
CSU Admittance 18% 58%
Out of State 1% 21%
In-State Private 1% 5%

Note: The data used for comparison for SRJC's total student body was a measure for the 2015-2016 academic year supplied by SRJC Office of Institutional Research

Sources: UC Office of the President InfoCenter, CSU Office of Analytics, CCCCO Datamart


At Santa Rosa Junior College in the 2015-2016 academic year, 1,495 SRJC students transferred to a 4-year college or university. Over half (58%) of those students enrolled at a California State University. One-fifth (21%) transferred to an out of state college, one-sixth (16%) attended a University of California campus, and 5% attended an in-state private college or university. Of the 45 transferring MESA students, 80% were admitted to historically more competitive University of California (UC) campuses while 18% were admitted to the California State University (CSU) system.  On average, MESA students transfer in less than 3 years after completing the first-semester of calculus.

For SRJC MESA students, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo are consistently among the top 4 transfer institution destinations. 


SRJC Transfer Center

  • MESA students are encouraged to work closely with SRJC’s Transfer Center.
  • Visit our SRJC Transfer Center webpage for additional transfer resources.