Vermilion Community College

Tel: (218)235-2100
712 students
Public institution
Vermilion is a two-year residential college located in Ely, Minnesota on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Our 700 students come from across the country to study in this beautiful setting—the perfect place to get the hands-on and applied learning experiences offered by our environmental programs.
School Highlights:
Vermilion Community College serves 712 students (70% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is lower than the community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.
Vermilion Community College is one of 6 community colleges within St. Louis County, MN.
The nearest community college is Mesabi Range College (42.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 50% over five years.
College Vermilion Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 24 staff
61 staff
Vermilion Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 712 has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.25 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 712 students 1,296 students
Vermilion Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
Vermilion Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 497 students
814 students
Vermilion Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 215 students
1,040 students
Vermilion Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Vermilion Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Vermilion Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Vermilion Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Vermilion Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Vermilion Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Vermilion Community College More (2010-2013)
Vermilion Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.25 0.68
Vermilion Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,323 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,505 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,323 $5,660
Vermilion Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,505 $10,250
Vermilion Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 260 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85%
Vermilion Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Vermilion offers a personal learning environment. Our 20:1 student/teacher ratio enables our instructors to know you on a first-name basis. Students can also participate in the many athletic, intramural, outdoor and student life activities offered by our faculty and staff. Vermilion offers a variety of two-year degree and one-year certificate programs. Vermilion programs prepare graduates through in-depth instruction which stresses hands-on applications. Vermilion's faculty profile has a rich mix of college instructors who bring their academic backgrounds and experience to the classroom.

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Did You Know?
Saint Louis County, MN community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.40, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Saint Louis County, MN is Mesabi Range College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.