Mesabi Range College

1001 Chestnut St W
Virginia, MN 55792-0000
Tel: (800)657-3860
  • Mesabi Range College provides high quality education resulting in rewarding employment, lifelong learning, and the enriched lives of our students and community. Mesabi Range is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU). Mesabi Range College will lead Northeastern Minnesota in accessible, innovative, and high quality learning and educational opportunities. Mesabi Range College values leadership in learning through innovation, excellence, integrity, and accountability.
School Highlights
  • Mesabi Range College serves 1,373 students (61% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • Mesabi Range College is one of 6 community colleges within Saint Louis County, MN.
  • The nearest community college is Mesabi Range College - Eveleth Campus (3.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 35% over five years.
Mesabi Range College(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty44 staff51 staff
Mesabi Range College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,373 has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 54% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,373 students1,302 students
Mesabi Range College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio31:130:1
Mesabi Range College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students843 students768 students
Mesabi Range College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students530 students534 students
Mesabi Range College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Mesabi Range College Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
Mesabi Range College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
-
5%
Mesabi Range College Asian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
2%
5%
Mesabi Range College Hispanic (2011-2016)
% Black
6%
8%
Mesabi Range College Black (2007-2016)
% White
79%
73%
Mesabi Range College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
4%
3%
Mesabi Range College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
--
Mesabi Range College Non Resident (2008-2011)
% Unknown races
6%
5%
Mesabi Range College Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.370.45
Mesabi Range College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
31%
30%
Mesabi Range College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,800$35,800
Mesabi Range College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,310 is less than the state average of $6,979. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,492 is less than the state average of $7,514. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,310$6,979
Mesabi Range College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,492$7,514
Mesabi Range College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%89%
Mesabi Range College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2013)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$15,511
Mesabi Range College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$8,000$7,600
Mesabi Range College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Football, Golf,
Softball, Volleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Club, Gaming Club, Human Services Club, Nursing Club, Student Senate/Student Life, Theatre, Welding Club Art Club, Gaming Club, Nursing Club, Theatre, Welding Club, Human Services Club,
Student Senate/Student Life,
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Located in the heart of beautiful northern Minnesota, Mesabi range has small class sizes and a strong tradition of successful academics, intercollegiate athletics, student government and student life.  Exceppent placement rates and high paying jobs in most of our career programs.
  • *  The college foundation awards $105,000 in scholarhsips annualy
  • *  Women's volleyball, basketball, softball and golf;  men's football, basketball, baseball and golf
  • *  International study, student government, theatre, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, career program clubs and a strong student life program
  • *  Semi-furnished apartments on the Virginia Campus

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,373 students | 3.30 Mi1100 Industrial Park Drive
    Eveleth MN  55734
    3.301,373
  • 1,302 students | 18.80 Mi1515 E 25th St
    Hibbing MN  55746
    (218)262-7200
    18.801,302
  • 712 students | 42.20 Mi1900 East Camp Street
    Ely MN  55731
    (218)235-2100
    42.20712
  • 1,222 students | 48.30 Mi1851 Hwy 169 East
    Grand Rapids MN  55744
    (218)322-2300
    48.301,222
  • 5,101 students | 54.50 Mi2101 Trinity Rd
    Duluth MN  55811
    (800)432-2884
    54.505,101
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Did You Know?
For Saint Louis County, MN public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,272 per year for in-state students and $7,101 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Saint Louis County, MN community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.24, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Saint Louis County, MN is Mesabi Range College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.