Vermilion Community College

  • 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 660 students (67% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the state community college average of 29:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 37%.

Top Rankings

Vermilion Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Minnesota for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Vermilion Community College(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty24 staff73 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Vermilion Community College has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The Vermilion Community College diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has grown by 114% over five years.
Total Enrollment660 students1,859 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:129:1
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# Full-Time Students439 students843 students
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# Part-Time Students221 students1,016 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
30496
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
6%
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% Hispanic
3%
6%
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% Black
8%
11%
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% White
77%
63%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
4%
3%
% Unknown races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score0.400.58
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College Completion Rate
26%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,200$35,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $5,323 is less than the state average of $6,639. 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 $7,204. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$5,323$6,639
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,505$7,204
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%85%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$13,350
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$7,508
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Vermilion Community College is Mesabi Range College (42.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,373 students | 42.30 Mi1001 Chestnut St W
    Virginia, MN 55792
    (800) 657-3860
    42.301,373
  • 1,373 students | 43.90 Mi1100 Industrial Park Drive
    Eveleth, MN 55734
    (218) 744-7506
    43.901,373
  • 1,118 students | 60.50 Mi1515 East 25th Street
    Hibbing, MN 55746
    (218) 262-7200
    60.501,118
  • 5,281 students | 78.80 Mi2101 Trinity Rd
    Duluth, MN 55811
    (800) 432-2884
    78.805,281
  • 236 students | 87.40 Mi1501 Highway 71
    International Falls, MN 56649
    (218) 285-7722
    87.40236
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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 score of 0.31, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Saint Louis County, MN is Vermilion Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.