MESA Mission & Vision


MESA enables educationally disadvantaged students to prepare for and graduate from, four-year colleges or universities with STEM-based degrees.

Through MESA, students develop academic and leadership skills, increase educational performance, and gain confidence in their ability to compete professionally. MESA focuses on students from groups that have historically had the lowest levels of attainment to four-year and graduate programs.

By closing the achievement gap, MESA students and graduates will be better able to make significant contributions to the socioeconomic well-being of their families and their communities.


To support the national science and mathematics educational agenda by ensuring that all MESA students are mathematically and scientifically literate so that they can play a leadership role in an increasingly technological world.