Established in 1970, the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program is one of the country's oldest and most successful programs to assist educationally disadvantaged students to attain degrees in math, engineering, and science from four-year institutions.

MESA, part of the University of California, operates four programs that provide services to students at pre-college, community college, and university levels. MESA is the model for programs established in seven other states.

What is the MESA CCCP?

The MESA California Community College Program (MESA CCCP) is an academic program that supports educationally disadvantaged community college student to excel in math, engineering and science so they can transfer to four-year institutions as majors in these fields. MESA CCCP Centers are located on community college campuses throughout the state. The program is a collaboration between MESA and the California Community College Chancellors Office.

MESA CCCP is based on a rigorous academic program that uses various components to support students majoring in math, engineering and science. The program components help build an academically-based peer community to provide mutual student and motivation. This community of learners is what sets MESA CCCP apart from other programs. Of MESA CCCP students who transfer to four-year institutions, 100% choose to major in math-based fields. One year later, a full 90% of these students are still math-based majors.