Mesabi Range is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (Minnstate).

Mission Statement: Mesabi Range College is a progressive, student-focused institution, located in the heart of northeastern Minnesota, preparing diverse learners for fulfilling careers, college transfer, and lives of intellectual curiosity and discovery.

Vision Statement: Mesabi Range College will lead northeastern Minnesota in accessible, innovative, and high-quality educational and training opportunities.

Core Values:

Excellence: Mesabi Range College provides learners innovative instruction, timely curriculum, and rigorous standards.

Diversity: Mesabi Range College promotes cultural awareness and supports underrepresented students.

Opportunity: Mesabi Range College offers comprehensive and creative learning experiences in liberal arts, technical fields, and student life.

Community: Mesabi Range College values and encourages mutual engagement with the community.

Innovation: Mesabi Range College responds to education and training needs through emerging technology, online, distance learning, and satellite programs.

Self-Reflection: Mesabi Range College engages in progressive planning and continuous improvement through ongoing assessment.

Professional Development: Mesabi Range College supports and encourages the professional growth of faculty and staff to ensure high-quality instruction and services.

Partnership: Mesabi Range College fosters relationships with local, regional and global business and education partners.