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Currently or Previously Affiliated Institutions - 07/28/2014

The directory of institutions provides information on institutions accredited by the Commission, those holding candidate for accreditation status, and those that previously held status, but have since closed, merged, or had their status withdrawn. It includes the Statement of Affiliation Status and Organizational Profile for each currently accredited and candidate institution, any Public Disclosure Notices that have been issued, and the most recent action letters from reaffirmations of accreditation occurring after June 2013.

Information provided on the Statement of Affiliation Status reflects the most recent actions of the Commission. The Commission has a multi-level decision process. Any institutional changes that are currently under review are not made public until final action has been taken.

**During the transition to the new Pathways model for reaffirmation of accreditation, some scheduled events are not displayed on this version of the Statement of Affiliation Status. Institutions can refer to the transition maps in the Open and Standard Pathways booklets for the timing of reviews. Institutions that have questions about other scheduled events should contact their HLC staff liaison.**

Vermilion Community College

1900 E. Camp St.
Ely, MN 55731
(218) 235-2100 (Main Phone)


Statement of Affiliation Status Click here for definitions...

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Sue Collins, President
HLC Institution ID: 2837
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Accreditation Date(s): 06/25/2001

Summary of Commission Review

Accreditation notes: * Note on date of accreditation: First accredited as Ely State Junior College in 1966 name changed to Vermilion State Junior College and then to Vermilion Community College in 1982, accreditation was transferred to Arrowhead Community Colleges, a configuration of five separately accredited institutions in 1997, the Arrowhead Community College Region was reconfigured into five separately accredited institutions with Laurentian Community and Technical College District becoming a combination of Vermilion Community College and Mesabi Range Community and Technical College in 2001, authorization for separate accreditation was sought for Vermilion Community College and Mesabi Range Community and Technical College (at Virginia and Eveleth, MN).

Last Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2009 - 2010

Next Reaffirmation of Accreditation: 2019 - 2020

Last Date of Information Change: 08/06/2013

Control: Public
Degrees Awarded (details below): Certificate, Associates

Stipulations on Affiliation Status:

Approval of New Degree Locations:
Prior Commission approval required.
Approval of Distance and Correspondence Courses and Programs:
Approval for distance education is limited to courses. The institution has not been approved for correspondence education.

Organizational Profile Click here for definitions...

Enrollment Headcount (last updated: 08/17/2013)
  Full-Time                       Part-Time
Undergraduate: 543   229
Graduate: 0   0
Dual enrollment (high school) programs:   184  

Degree Programs (last updated: 08/17/2013)
  Programs Offered   Degrees Awarded in Last Reported Year
Associate Degrees 14   115
Bachelors Degrees 0   0
Masters Degrees 0   0
Specialist Degrees 0   0
Doctoral Degrees 0   0
Certificate Programs (last updated: 08/17/2013)
  Programs Offered   Certificates Awarded in Last Reported Year
Certificates 12   60

Off-Campus Activities (last updated: )

In-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-State:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.
Out-of-U.S.:   Campuses:   None.
    Additional Locations:   None.