Mesabi Range College in Virginia

Virginia, MN

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Mesabi Range College offers 99-degree programs and 3 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 21:1. 1 high safety campus. 52% are women, and 48% are men. Mesabi Range College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Mesabi Range College is 7986$, that is at the level of national average. 34% of full-time Mesabi Range College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $27,000, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Mesabi Range College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Mesabi Range College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$6,185
$30,001 - $48,000$6,494
$48,001 - $75,000$9,090
$75,001 - $110,000$11,418



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


638 of Mesabi Range College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 50 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Mesabi Range College number 65 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Minnesota.

Students at Mesabi Range College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Mesabi Range College.

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Mesabi Range College graduation rate is below the national average.

34% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Mesabi Range College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Mesabi Range College is 21:1, that means that for every 21 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Mesabi Range College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Mesabi Range College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Minnesota.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Mesabi Range College

The campus located by 1001 Chestnut St West address in Virginia, Minnesota.


Mesabi Range College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Mesabi Range College with 0.32% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Mesabi Range College are robbery, burglary, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Mesabi Range College offers 99 programs in total: 45 are for Associate's degree, 24 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 18 - for 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs, and 12 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 141 universities in Minnesota state. Mesabi Range College is one of the few institutions in Minnesota that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 3 distance learning programs that are provided in the Mesabi Range College: 3 are for Associate's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Minnesota state average data to help you compare.


Mesabi Range College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 897 students with 26912 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Mesabi Range College

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Great School they will help you with anything from financial aid to getting you into the right program you want.

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Best place to work ever!

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The community here is wonderful. There is always an event coming up to get the college students engaged, whether it involves free food or pet therapy it is sure to be a fun time. The staff here is also exceptional. From the teachers to the maintenance workers, everyone is friendly. When it comes to classes, the sizes are wonderful. the biggest class I've had was maybe 40 people and the smallest around 12. The teachers here can teach. They are more concerned about making you a more well rounded person than they are with getting your test scores perfect. Many are opinionated, but it makes for a much more engaging classroom experience. And, most of the teachers want to get to know you. The great thing about having small class sizes is the fact that you have so much more interaction with your teachers, and that is such a gift. In big Universities with up to 300 people in a lecture hall, It's hard to have a relationship with them inside of class.Overall, this is an amazing college, I did my 2 years of PSEO here and loved every bit of it. I was able to get a head start on my college education, earning my associates degree even before earning my high school diploma. I am so glad I made the decision to do PSEO and I'm glad I was able to do it here.

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Overall Rating:

Mediocre school at best. Can get degrees that'll get you entry level jobs, but nobody outside of the range cares about your degree. The athletic program exploits black people and the whole community is aware of it. Why nothing is done about it, I don't know. The dorms are nasty and gross for the most part. They'll charge you a whole years worth of tuition if you don't drop your classes in time which sets you up for failure. There are a million better schools you could go to so why choose the bottom of the barrel

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Location & Website

Address: 1001 Chestnut Street West


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2187413095

Institution is active in current year: 1

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