Vermilion Community College

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School Overview

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.

Vermilion Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (218) 235-2100
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 1900 East Camp Street, Ely, MN 55731-1918
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 637
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 637 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,467
Out-of-state Tuition: $6,684
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 92%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,238

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Vermilion Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Vermilion Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 31
Education 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 22
Health Professions and Related Programs 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 35
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 23
Physical Sciences 2
Grand total 1416

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Vermilion Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,467
Out-of-state $6,684
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 155 92%
Grant or scholarship aid 127 75% $4,238
Student loan aid 129 76% $5,669

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 313 47% $4,537
Federal student loans 302 46% $5,602

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Vermilion Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Vermilion Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Vermilion Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 637
Undergraduate enrollment 637
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Vermilion Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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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