• 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 926 students (50% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black and American), which is less than the state average of 32%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 926 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,310
  • Out-state tuition: $6,492
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 14%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Mesabi Range College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 79 teachers has grown by 79% over five years.
Mesabi Range College
(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
79 staff
153 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Mesabi Range College has declined by 32% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
The Mesabi Range College diversity score of 0.26 is less than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
926 students
1,912 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
16:1
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# Full-Time Students
466 students
1,076 students
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# Part-Time Students
460 students
1,424 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
755 students
309 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
466 students
991 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
52 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
460 students
1,331 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
24 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
112 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
1%
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% Asian
n/a
6%
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% Hispanic
1%
7%
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% Black
3%
9%
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% White
86%
68%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
1%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.26
0.52
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.88%
2.61%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.97%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,800
$36,900
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,310 is less than the state average of $5,427. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,492 is more than the state average of $6,082. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$5,310
$5,427
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,492
$6,082
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
98%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,283
$12,264
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,290
$6,747
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
91%
SAT Reading
n/a
625
SAT Math
n/a
600
SAT Writing
n/a
565
ACT Composite
n/a
24
ACT English
n/a
24
ACT Math
n/a
23
ACT Writing
n/a
8

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Softball, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Gaming Club, Human Services Club, Nursing Club, Student Senate/Student Life, Welding Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Theatre
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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, women's basketball, softball, football, men's basketball, baseball
  • * 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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Mesabi Range College cost?

Mesabi Range College's tuition is approximately $5,310 for In-State students and $6,492 for Out-State students.

What sports does Mesabi Range College offer?

Mesabi Range College offers 5 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Softball and Volleyball.

What is Mesabi Range College's ranking?

Mesabi Range College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Minnesota for: Percent of students receiving financial aid and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 926 students
  • In-state tuition: $5,310
  • Out-state tuition: $6,492
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 14%
  • Source: Verified school update

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St. Louis County, MN community colleges have a diversity score of 0.43, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in St. Louis County, MN is Vermilion Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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