Vermilion Community College

1900 East Camp Street
Ely, MN 55731
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 (64% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is lower than the state community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 25%.
Vermilion Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Saint 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.
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
62 staff
Vermilion Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 712 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 712 students 1,371 students
Vermilion Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1
22:1
Vermilion Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 458 students
779 students
Vermilion Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 254 students
1,083 students
Vermilion Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Vermilion Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Vermilion Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
3%
20%
Vermilion Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
1%
15%
Vermilion Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
90%
49%
Vermilion Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
5%
3%
Vermilion Community College More (2010-2014)
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. 0.19 0.70
Vermilion Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,323 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,505 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,323 $5,664
Vermilion Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,505 $10,360
Vermilion Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Total Dormitory Capacity 260 271
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86%
90%
Vermilion Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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 0.35, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Saint Louis County, MN is Mesabi Range College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.