Vermilion Community College is a public, 2-year institution established on an 80-acre campus nearby the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Ely, Minnesota. Vermilion offers over 25 associate’s degree and certificate programs, including unique areas of study such as Outdoor Recreational Therapy and Water Quality Science. The campus features three residential facilities, including townhouse-style accommodations and apartments that house approximately half of the college’s student population.
Vermilion is a college with opportunities for people who ahve a love of the outdoors. If you're interested in a career that has to do with working outdoors, this is the college for you. Students not only get to work hands-on with the surrounding environment, but you also can take time outside of class to enjoy the many recreational activities Ely has to offer.
Samantha from Ely, MN
Enrolling at this college is the greatest decision I've ever made in life. Outdoor enthusiast's and conservationist's paradise. You learn hands on natural resources field experience and knowledge that can't be obtained at other institutions.