Lake Area Technical Institute

1201 Arrow Avenue
Watertown, SD 57201-0730
Tel: (605)882-5284
1,654 students
Public institution
Lake Area Technical Institute is a public institution of higher education dedicated to excellence in providing individuals with both technical and general education, thereby creating a foundation for career success and instilling a belief in the importance of lifelong learning.
School Highlights
Lake Area Technical Institute serves 1,654 students (85% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equalto than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority American), which is more than the state average of 16%.
Lake Area Technical Institute is the only community colleges within Codington County, SD.
The nearest community college is Minnesota West Community and Technical College (75.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 111 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
College Lake Area Technical Institute Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 111 staff
62 staff
Lake Area Technical Institute Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 1,654 has grown by 26% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 9:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 87% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,654 students 1,371 students
Lake Area Technical Institute Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
22:1
Lake Area Technical Institute Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,400 students
779 students
Lake Area Technical Institute Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 254 students
1,083 students
Lake Area Technical Institute Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Lake Area Technical Institute Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
Lake Area Technical Institute American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
1%
20%
Lake Area Technical Institute Hispanic (2006-2014)
% White
92%
49%
Lake Area Technical Institute White (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
5%
6%
Lake Area Technical Institute Unknown (2012-2014)
Lake Area Technical Institute Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.15 0.70
Lake Area Technical Institute Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,930 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,930 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,930 $5,664
Lake Area Technical Institute In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,930 $10,360
Lake Area Technical Institute Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
90%
Lake Area Technical Institute % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Lake Area Technical Institute offers superior, comprehensive technical education,creating a foundation for success in an ever-changing world. The college offers training and education in Agriculture, Business, Health and Trade & Technical. Lake Area Technical Institute offers training for exciting careers in computer Programming, Networking, Cisco/Networking, Graphic and Web Design. All of these programs are 20 months in length. Since the first semester for all options is the same, the decision to specialize can be made later. The college is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For South Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,280 per year for in-state students and $5,280 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,313 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

South Dakota community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.29, which is lower than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in South Dakota is Kilian Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.