Western Dakota Technical Institute

800 Mickelson Dr, Rapid City
SD, 57703-4018
Tel: (605)394-4034
1,019 students
Public institution
Western Dakota Technical Institute is a public institution of higher learning where students acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary for successful employment.
School Highlights:
Western Dakota Technical Institute serves 1,019 students (77% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 8%.
Western Dakota Technical Institute is the only community colleges within Pennington County, SD.

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Western Dakota 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

Student Body

The student population of 1,019 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 29% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,019 students
1,287 students
Western Dakota Technical Institute Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
785 students
832 students
Western Dakota Technical Institute Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 234 students
1,021 students
Western Dakota Technical Institute Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Western Dakota Technical Institute sch enrollment Western Dakota Technical Institute sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
8%
1%
% Asian
-
2%
Western Dakota Technical Institute Asian (2006-2011)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
2%
7%
Western Dakota Technical Institute Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
2%
12%
Western Dakota Technical Institute Black (2006-2012)
% White
88%
66%
Western Dakota Technical Institute White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races"
- 2%
Western Dakota Technical Institute sch ethnicity Western Dakota Technical Institute sta ethnicity
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. 0.22 0.45
Western Dakota Technical Institute Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,630 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,630 is less than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,630 $5,940
Western Dakota Technical Institute In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,630 $10,072
Western Dakota Technical Institute Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Western Dakota Tech is located in Rapid City in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Western Dakota Technical Institute provides quality technical educational opportunities to residents of South Dakota and across the country. Western Dakota Tech is one of four State-supported postsecondary technical institutes in South Dakota. The college offer 25 different career programs ranging in length from 9 to 18 months. Western Dakota Tech grants Associate of Applied Science degrees and diplomas upon successful completion of individual program requirements. Through the Business and Industry Training Center a wide variety of non-credit classes, workshops, teleconferences and seminars are available to assist residents in enhancing one's personal or professional skills. The college offers programs in Accounting, Ag-Resources Tech Ag-Business, Ag-Resources Tech Equine Management, Ag-Resources Tech Natural Resources, Ag-Resources Tech Ranch Management, Automotive Technician, Business Management & Marketing, Cabinetry/Fine Woodworking, Carpentry, Collision Repair, Computer Aided Drafting, Computer Networking Specialist-Net Admin Computer Networking Specialist-Prog, Disability/Human Services Technician, Electronics & Computer Technician, Fire Science, Health Unit Coordinator, Industrial Electronics, Law Enforcement Technology, Medical Administrative Services, Medical Transcriptionist, Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy/Laboratory Assistant, Practical Nursing, Public Safety Telecom Operator, Surgical Technology and Welding/Manufacturing. Our small class sizes combined with extensive hands-on experience create a personalized education that assures our graduates are well prepared for success in today's job market.

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