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MESA at Mission

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MESA Program

Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement

Welcome to the MESA Program at Mission College! We are transitioning all our services online. The Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Program accepts applications for the first three weeks of each semester. 

The Mission College MESA Program started in 2000, and we are the only MESA community college program in the heart of Silicon Valley.

What is MESA?

Born out of the civil rights movement, the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program is a state-funded learning community built to support educationally and economically disadvantaged students in the STEM Transfer Pipeline.  

The MESA Community College Program produces a diverse population of transfer-ready students to advance their STEM educational journeys in 4-year university programs and beyond.

Benefits of MESA

MESA students are offered opportunities to improve their skills in STEM while receiving professional development to be successful members of the Bay Area’s STEM community.  

Some of MESA’s services include but are not limited to: a dedicated counselor, tutoring, Academic Excellence Workshops (organized study groups), college and industry tours, mentorship programs, leadership conferences, a lending technology and textbook program, as well as retention and transfer support.

MESA Study Center

Please note, due to state grant regulations, many of our services are for admitted MESA and Friends of MESA Students. If you're interested, apply today!

  • Priority Registration
  • Tutoring and Academic Excellence Workshops
  • MESA Study Center
  • Mentorship
  • Counseling and Transfer Assistance
  • Leadership and Professional development
  • STEM Competitions and Conferences
  • Peer-to-peer and alumni network

STEM Internships

Peruse current internships through the Career Center in science and math. 

MESA Partnerships

MESA CCP is a partnership with the California Community College Chancellor's Office, is a part of the MESA Undergraduate Program. It provides support to community college students who are majoring in math, engineering and science so they excel academically and transfer to four-year institutions.

Service Area Outcomes
  • SAO 1: MESA students will meet program requirements by attending a minimum of one (1) MESA event each semester.
  • SAO 2: MESA students will meet program requirements by volunteering a minimum of two (2) hours each semester.