Mesabi Range College

  • 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 7 community colleges within Saint Louis County, MN.
  • The nearest community college to Mesabi Range College is Mesabi Range College - Eveleth Campus (3.3 miles away).

Top Placements

Mesabi Range College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Minnesota for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 45% 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 staff56 staff
Mesabi Range College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Mesabi Range College has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Mesabi Range College diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 144% 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
Mesabi Range College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Mesabi Range College Asian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
Mesabi Range College Hispanic (2011-2016)
% Black
Mesabi Range College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Mesabi Range College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Mesabi Range College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Mesabi Range College Non Resident (2008-2011)
% Unknown races
Mesabi Range College Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.370.45
Mesabi Range College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Mesabi Range College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,800$35,400
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 $6,980. 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 $7,515. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,310$6,980
Mesabi Range College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,492$7,515
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)


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


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: 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
  • 1,302 students | 18.80 Mi1515 E 25th St
    Hibbing MN  55746
  • 712 students | 42.20 Mi1900 East Camp Street
    Ely MN  55731
  • 1,222 students | 48.30 Mi1851 Hwy 169 East
    Grand Rapids MN  55744
  • 5,101 students | 54.50 Mi2101 Trinity Rd
    Duluth MN  55811
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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 score of 0.24, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Saint Louis County, MN is Herzing University-Minneapolis. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.