Vermilion Community College

Merger of Five Iron Range Colleges Approved

The colleges have a combined enrollment of about 2,900 full-time students.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Five colleges on Minnesota’s Iron Range hit by declining enrollment in recent years plan to merge. Minnesota State higher education system trustees endorsed the merger of the Northeast Higher Education District schools Wednesday in an unanimous vote. The colleges, which have a combined enrollment of about 2,900 full-time students, share a president and some services. Despite the cooperation…