Mesabi Range Community and Technical College
1001 Chestnut St W, Virginia, MN
- FAFSA School Code: 004009
- Phone: (218) 741-3095
- School Homepage
- Phone: (218) 749-0314
- Admissions Page
Financial Aid Office
- Phone: (218) 749-7753
- Financial Aid Page
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.
If you are considering going to Mesabi Range Community and Technical College, you should first check out our page detailing all the Minnesota community colleges and see how well this school compares to other community colleges in Minnesota.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $20 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $4,500-$5,500
- Out-of-State: $5,700-$6,821
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $150-$180 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $190-$230 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||88%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||75%||$4,751|
|Receiving Student Loans||68%||$6,617|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 16%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Mesabi Range Community and Technical College may provide services including:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
- Day care
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 Minnesota as whole.
|Mesabi Range Community and Technical College||St. Louis County||Minnesota|
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Mesabi Range Community and Technical College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
- Biology (A)
Business and Marketing Studies
- Data Entry Technology (A, C)
- Commerce (A, C)
- Graphic Communications (A, C)
- Masonry (C)
- Carpentry (C)
- Electrical and Power Transmission Installers (A)
- Teacher Assistant (A, C)
- Industrial Technology (A, C)
Family and Consumer Sciences
- Child Care Provider (C)
Health and Clinical Professions
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (C)
- Emergency Medical Technology (A)
- Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (A)
Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Liberal Arts (A)
Mechanic and Repair Technology
- Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance (A, C)
- Auto Mechanic (C)
- Welding (C)
Public Administration and Social Services
- Human Services (A)
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Mesabi Range Community and Technical College.
- Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, MN (58 miles away)
- Rainy River Community College in International Falls, MN (82 miles away)
- Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College in Baraga, MI (197 miles away)