Mesabi Range Community and Technical College

1001 Chestnut Street West, Virginia, MN

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Mesabi Range Community and Technical College, located in Virginia Minnesota, is one 34 schools that comprise the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. The school is a public two year institution dedicated to providing a quality education for residents within its service area. The school operates a second campus in Eveleth, and high school students from the various districts are able to take college credit courses through the school.

Mesabi Range Community and Technical College offers a variety of programs aimed at providing opportunities for its students. These include career training and technical programs that provide training and education in high demand field, assisting in the development of skills necessary to become a professional in the chosen field. These programs take one to two years to complete, resulting in a certificate or degree that demonstrates competency. Academic transfer is also supported, allowing students to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree followed by applying to a college or university for transfer to pursue higher education and earn their degree.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Admissions to MRCTC is made easy through the school's open enrollment policy that allows any individual to enter if they complete an application and pay the associated fees. Students must also supply transcripts and test scores, and should prepare for a placement exam prior to registration. Student s should also meet with a counselor to discuss goals and program enrollment. Financial aid is available in the form loans, grants and scholarships, and is applied for by completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information provided by the FAFSA will be used by the school to construct a financial aid packet for the student.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $4,700-$5,700
    • Out-of-State: $5,900-$7,093
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $160-$190 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $200-$240 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid88%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships70%$5,423
Receiving Student Loans59%$5,614

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Mesabi Range Community and Technical College may provide services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how Mesabi Range Community and Technical College compares against other community colleges in St. Louis County and community colleges in Minnesota as a whole.

 Mesabi Range Community and Technical CollegeSt. Louis CountyMinnesota
Graduation Rate37.7%32.7%27.3%
Transfer-out Rate20.9%23.8%21.3%

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Construction Trades


Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Precision Production

Public Administration and Social Services

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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