MESA by the Numbers
|Community College Program|
- 58% complete the four years of math and science recommended for college.
- 85% of MESA students are from minority groups underrepresented in STEM careers.
MESA Centers and institutional partnerships extend MESA programming throughout Washington State.
- Southwest Washington MESA
Based at Washington State University Vancouver. Serves students in the Vancouver, Evergreen, and Hockinson school districts by utilizing the before/after-school MESA model. Five middle schools and three high schools are MESA schools.
- Olympic College
- Tacoma / South Puget Sound MESA
Based at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington with extensive involvement in many area schools. Offers in-school, after school, and summer classes and programs. Currently serves over 800 students.
- Seattle MESA
Based at the University of Washington. Offers programs at 21 elementary, middle, and high schools in Seattle. Elementary: MESA resources supplement district curriculum. Middle: MESA curriculum used in class. High school: a selection of in-school, after school, Saturday, and summer programs.
- Highline Community College
- Edmonds Community College
- Seattle Central Community College
- Yakima Valley Community College
- First Nations MESA
Based at Heritage University. Run by a former HU Native student, the program reaches out to Native students in five local high schools, providing students with special science, math, and engineering opportunities.
- Yakima Valley / Tri-Cities MESA
Middle school MESA classes provide enhanced curriculum and hands-on experiences. At the high school level, YVTC MESA serves Pasco High School and Chiawana High School (Pasco) and Sunnyside, Granger, and Wapato High Schools. Acceso a la Ciencia targets Latino families who reside in the Yakima Valley, Tri-Cities, and Columbia Basin.
- Columbia Basin College
- Spokane MESA
Based at Washington State University Spokane. Serves students in grades 7–10 within the Spokane Public Schools district. Participating schools include five high schools (Ferris, Lewis and Clark, North Central, Rogers, and Shadle Park) and all six middle schools (Chase, Garry, Glover, Sacajawea, Salk, and Shaw). Approximately 400 students participate in Spokane MESA each year.