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 42% over five years.
Vermilion Community College (MN) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 24 staff 51 staff
Vermilion Community College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 712 has declined by 8% 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 state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment 712 students 1,083 students
Vermilion Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 30:1 33:1
Vermilion Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 458 students 667 students
Vermilion Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 254 students 530 students
Vermilion Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Vermilion Community College Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
260 118
% American Indian/Alaskan
Vermilion Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
Vermilion Community College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Vermilion Community College Black (2007-2015)
% White
Vermilion Community College White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
Vermilion Community College More (2011-2015)
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. 0.19 0.42
Vermilion Community College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $5,323 is less than the state average of $5,355. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,505 is more than the state average of $5,522. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,323 $5,355
Vermilion Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,505 $5,522
Vermilion Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 86% 91%
Vermilion Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (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 0.24, 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.