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The Mesabi Range College (MRC) formerly Mesabi Range Community and Technical College is a public community college with campuses in Eveleth and Virginia, Minnesota. Students in the Virginia High School and other neighboring school districts can receive college credits also by taking classes there.

Mesabi Range College
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Main entrance of Mesabi Range College–Virginia
MottoLead The Way
ProvostShelly McCauley Jugovich
Location, ,
47°28′16″N 92°31′29″W / 47.4711111°N 92.5247222°W / 47.4711111; -92.5247222[1]
ColorsGold, Green
AffiliationsMinnesota College Athletic Conference
Sports8 teams
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MRC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The college has opportunities for both men and women as well as intramural activities. The athletic teams include: men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, football, baseball, softball, trap shooting, and volleyball.



Previously, the school was named Mesabi Range Community and Technical College but underwent a name change in January 2014.[2] It is named for the Mesabi Range, an iron-ore deposit in Minnesota's Iron Range where the campuses are located. Mesabi Range Community and Technical College traces its roots to 1923 when Virginia Junior College came into existence. When the new campus was built across from the lake on the corner of W. Chestnut and N 9th, in the current location, the name was changed to Mesabi State Junior College.


Mesabi Range College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mesabi Range College
  2. ^ Brenda K. Kochevar (March 24, 2014). ""Mesabi Range College" Official Name as of January 2014" (PDF). Mesabi Range College. Retrieved December 22, 2016.

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