Vermilion Community College

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Vermillion Community College (abbreviated VCC and locally referred to at just “Vermillion”) is a two-year, public community college located in the city of Ely, Minnesota, in the Arrowhead Region of the state just outside of the Superior National Forest.

The college’s campus sits on a 40-acre expanse that is situated adjacent to the Waters Canoe Wilderness Area. Given its proximity to the great outdoors, many of the institutions programs focus on outdoor education, resource management and natural resources.

VCC is a regionally accredited institution that grants two-year associate degrees in various disciplines including biology, performing arts, business, journalism, teacher education (over 20 programs), civil engineering, English, various health sciences, natural resources (7 programs), parks and recreation, physical sciences (4 programs), criminal justice, aviation and social sciences. Many of the colleges associate degrees are oriented toward preparing students to enter the work force upon graduation, while others function as transfer degrees to a four-year college or university.

General Information

Admission Office

1900 East Camp Street

Ely, MN 55731-9989

(218) 235-2191

(800) 657-3608

Fax: (218) 235-2173

Contact: Jeff Nelson

Director of Enrollment Services
Main Address

1900 East Camp Street

Ely, MN 55731

(218) 235-2191

Total undergrads: 610

Degree-seeking undergrads: 610


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A
Journalism A


Art Teacher Education A
Biology Teacher Education A
Business Teacher Education A
Chemistry Teacher Education A
Computer Teacher Education A
Education – General A
Elementary Education A
Geography Teacher Education A
Health Teacher Education A
History Teacher Education A
Junior High Education A
Kindergarten/Preschool Education A
Mathematics Education A
Physics Teacher Education A
Science Teacher Education A
Secondary Education A
Social Studies Teacher Education A


Civil Engineering A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family/Consumer Sciences – General A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Environmental Health A
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Preveterinary Medicine A


History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw A

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies A
Fishing/Fisheries A
Forest Resources Production A
Forestry – General A
Natural Resources & Conservation – General A
Natural Resources Management/Policy A
Wildlife/Wilderness Management A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General A
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management A

Physical Sciences

Astronomy A
Chemistry A
Geology A
Physical Sciences – General A

Physics A


Psychology – General A

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Law Enforcement Administration A
Police Science A

Social Sciences

Criminology A
Geography A
Political Science/Government A
Social Sciences – General A

Transportation & Materials Moving

Air Transportation A
Aviation Management A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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