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Mesabi Range College

1001 Chestnut St. West
Virginia, MN 55792
(218) 741-3095 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Mr. William D. Maki, President
Name change notes: Mesabi Range Community and Technical College to Mesabi Range College (2014)
HLC Institution ID: 2836
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Accreditation Date(s): 06/25/2001

Summary of Commission Review

Accreditation notes: * Note on date of accreditation: First accredited in 1925 in 1967, the merger of Eveleth Junior College and Virginia Junior College resulted in Mesabi State Junior College in 1982, accreditation was transferred to Arrowhead Community Colleges, a configuration of five separately accredited institutions in 1997, the Arrowhead Community College Region was reconfigured into five separately accredited institutions with Laurentian Community and Technical College District becoming a combination of Mesabi Range Community College and Vermillion Community College in 2001, authorization for separate accreditation was sought for Mesabi Range Community and Technical College (at Virginia and Eveleth, MN), and for Vermillion Community College

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2009 - 2010

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2019 - 2020

Last Date of Information Change: 12/09/2014

Control: Public
Degrees Awarded (details below): Associates, Certificate

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 04/16/2015)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 704   561
Graduate: 0   0
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   257  

Degree Programs (last updated: 04/16/2015)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 15   152
Bachelors Degrees 0   0
Masters Degrees 0   0
Specialist Degrees 0   0
Doctoral Degrees 0   0
Certificate Programs (last updated: 04/16/2015)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 38   159

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: 03/28/2015)

In-State:   Campuses:   MR- Eveleth - Eveleth, MN;
    Additional Locations:   William Kelley High School - Silver Bay, MN; Two Harbors High School - Two Harbors, MN;
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.