Lake Area Technical Institute

  • 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 same as 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 to Lake Area Technical Institute is Minnesota West Community and Technical College (75.5 miles away).

Top Placements

Lake Area Technical Institute places among the top 20% of community colleges in South Dakota for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 111 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Lake Area Technical Institute(SD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty111 staff73 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Lake Area Technical Institute has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Lake Area Technical Institute diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,654 students934 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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# Full-Time Students1,400 students680 students
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# Part-Time Students254 students254 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
3%
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% Asian
-
1%
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% Hispanic
1%
3%
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% Black
-
2%
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% White
92%
84%
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% Unknown races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score0.150.29
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College Completion Rate
73%
38%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,600$38,900
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,930 is less than the state average of $5,375. The in-state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $4,930 is less than the state average of $5,375. The out-state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,930$5,375
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Out-State Tuition Fees$4,930$5,375
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,917$6,917
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Acceptance Rate60%60%
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Source: 2016 (or 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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