Vermilion Community College

Vermilion Community College

Vermilion community college, VCC, is a 2-year community college in Ely, Minnesota that was opened as Ely Junior College in 1922. It was named as Ely State Junior College in 1964. The name of the college was then changed to Vermilion Community College in 1973.

Vermilion community college offers 5 types of academic programs including the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Applied Science Degree, the Associate in Science Degree, the Occupational Certificate, and the Occupational Diploma.

VCC's Ironmen and Ironwomen, who participate in a variety of intercollegiate sports, are members of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Minnesota College Athletic Conference. The college has numerous on campus clubs and organizations including the Wilderness Club, the Water Tech Club, the Paintball Club, the Fly Fishing Club, and the Chess Club.

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Vermilion Community College
1900 E Camp St
Ely , MN 55731
General Phone: (218) 235-2100

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Vermilion Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Conservation and Resource Management48conservation, forest production, wildlife management
Liberal Arts42liberal arts and sciences
Security and Law Enforcement36criminal justice and police
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12parks and recreation management
Business and Management7business, entrepreneurship, small business management
Animal Science and Care5taxidermy
Science3hydrology and water resources
Engineering Technician3water quality and recycling tech, surveying tech

Number of programs and degrees for Vermilion Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year396
Associate's degree1149
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years32

Vermilion Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Vermilion Community College had a total enrollment of 721 students (615 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 86%
Black 7%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 20%
18-19 41%
20-21 17%
22-24 8%
25-29 5%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Vermilion Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %

Vermilion Community College Room and Board (2007)

Vermilion Community College offers campus housing for 260 of its 615 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Ely, Minnesota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Minnesota Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Vermilion Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,511
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,498
Room and board $ 4,950
Room charge $ 2,900
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,880
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,584

Financial Aid:
Vermilion Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 235000)

Vermilion Community College Faculty

Vermilion Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track51
Non-tenured and not on tenure track01

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year18$60,8196$62,375
All faculty totalacademic year18$60,8196$62,375

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Vermilion Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Animal Science And Care

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Small Business Administration/Management

Conservation And Resource Management
Forest Resources Production and Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Engineering Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Hydrology and Water Resources Science

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

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What Sets Vermilion Community College Apart:

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checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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