MESA - Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement

MESA - math, engineering, science achievement

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Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) is developing a new generation of leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) within the Bakersfield community. Our program fuels diversity by propelling historically underrepresented groups toward STEM degrees and professional careers.

MESA Students Statewide

25,011 Students
A continually growing number of students served by MESA in the state of California.

97% Transfers
Percentage of MESA community college transfer students who go into STEM majors.

92% College-bound
Percentage of MESA high school graduates who go to college.

67 MESA Centers
Currently serving the state of California with a count of 67 local MESA centers.

About MESA Community College Program

The MESA Community College Program (MCCP) is one of the country's oldest programs providing academic support to educationally disadvantaged students so that they can excel in math and sciences and graduate with degrees in engineering, science and technology. 

MCCP is a rigorous academic support program that strives to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged community college students who transfer to four-year institutions and earn a degree in math, science, engineering or computer science fields.


To provide educationally and financially disadvantaged students and their families with the essential skills and resources to achieve success in school career life and Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related disciplines while partnering with educational institutions and relevant professionals.


To become the leading program in Kern County for developing and preparing educationally and financially underserved students to transition to a four-year university as a STEM-related major and increase the number of students becoming quality technical professionals.

Apply for MESA

To apply for MESA, email, with the subject header "New MESA application".

Eligibility & Application