Supporting Transfers in Reaching Educational Aspirations in Math and Science (S.T.R.E.A.M.S.) helps community college students earn bachelor's degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines at Fresno Pacific University. S.T.R.E.A.M.S. is open to all students in the State Center Community College District who have earned or are completing an associate degree. One special feature is a two-year graduation guarantee for qualified students. Those who enter FPU with the needed credits from community college and make satisfactory academic progress at the university will be able to get all the classes they need to graduate in two academic years.
Students in this program enjoy STEM faculty mentoring, career counseling, research and conference travel support and there are scholarships up to $10,000 available based on financial need. Interested students must apply to transfer to FPU and apply to join the S.T.R.E.A.M.S.
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By 2020, two thirds of all jobs will require post-secondary education. Only 42% of young Americans have a college education versus 60% of those in Canada & Japan. Fresno is ranked 95th out of the 100 largest U.S. metro areas in the percentage of adults with a Bachelor's degree.
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