Vermilion Community College

1900 East Camp Street
Ely, MN 55731-0000
Tel: (218)235-2100
  • 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 same as the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • 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 42% over five years.
Vermilion Community College(MN) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty24 staff51 staff
Vermilion Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 712 has declined by 8% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment712 students1,302 students
Vermilion Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio30:130:1
Vermilion Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students458 students768 students
Vermilion Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students254 students534 students
Vermilion Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Vermilion Community College Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Vermilion Community College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Vermilion Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Vermilion Community College Asian (2007-2011)
% Hispanic
Vermilion Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Vermilion Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Vermilion Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Vermilion Community College More (2011-2016)
Vermilion Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups 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.0.190.45
Vermilion Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Vermilion Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,200$35,800
Vermilion Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,323 is less than the state average of $6,979. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,505 is less than the state average of $7,514. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,323$6,979
Vermilion Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,505$7,514
Vermilion Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%89%
Vermilion Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$13,023$15,511
Vermilion Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$7,600
Vermilion Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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?
For Saint Louis County, MN public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,272 per year for in-state students and $7,101 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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 0.24, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Saint Louis County, MN is Mesabi Range College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.