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Mitchell Technical College Photo #1 - Aerial view of the Mitchell Technical College campus, located in Mitchell, South Dakota.
  • Mitchell Technical College, founded in 1968, is located in Mitchell, South Dakota. The college annually enrolls about 1,300 students, mostly full-time, in six career divisions. Graduates have experienced a 98% placement rate for the past three consecutive years. Online programs, as well as short-term training courses, are also available.

School Highlights

Mitchell Technical College serves 1,193 students (71% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is higher than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is less than the state average of 21%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,193 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,524
  • Out-state tuition: $7,524
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 11%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Mitchell Technical College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 116 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
Mitchell Technical College
(SD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
116 staff
208 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Mitchell Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The Mitchell Technical College diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,193 students
1,566 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
845 students
845 students
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# Part-Time Students
348 students
721 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of Mitchell Technical College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Mitchell Technical College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of SD.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
114 students
204 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,193 students
1,193 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Mitchell Technical College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
14 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
314 students
721 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
94 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
202 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Mitchell Technical College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Mitchell Technical College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
n/a
7%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Mitchell Technical College and the percentage of Black community college students in SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
89%
79%
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% Two or more races
2%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Mitchell Technical College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Unknown races
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mitchell Technical College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in SD.
Diversity Score
0.20
0.37
This chart display the diversity score of Mitchell Technical College and the community college average diversity score of SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.28%
2.28%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Mitchell Technical College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of SD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.14%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$43,400
$38,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Mitchell Technical College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of SD by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $7,524 is more than the state average of $5,786. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,524 is more than the state average of $5,786. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$7,524
$5,786
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Mitchell Technical College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,524
$5,786
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Mitchell Technical College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Tuition Notes
No difference between tuition charged for in-state or out-of-state students.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
90%
94%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Mitchell Technical College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$12,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Mitchell Technical College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in SD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Mitchell Technical College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in SD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
100%
100%
This chart display the percent admitted of Mitchell Technical College and the community college average percent admitted of SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport
Sports
Intramural Sports Only

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
SkillsUSA, Student Rep Board, Student Veterans Organization

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Rodeo Team, Trap Shooting Club
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

Mitchell Technical College provides skills for success in technical careers. The college provides high-quality Associate of Applied Science Degree and Diploma programs in the following areas:

  • Ag & Transportation Technologies (Ag Business, Agronomy, Animal Science, Diesel Ag Technology, Light Truck Technology, Precision Ag Technology, Power Sports & Marine Technology)
  • Business and Service Industries (Accounting, Business Management, Culinary Academy)
  • Construction Technology (Architectural Design and Building Construction, Electrical Construction and Maintenance, Heating and Cooling Technology, Machining and Manufacturing, Progressive Welding Technology)
  • Energy Production and Transmission (Electrical Utilities and Substation Technology, Natural Gas Technology, Power Line Construction and Maintenance, Utilities Technology, Wind Turbine Technology)
  • Engineering Technology (Automation Engineering Technology, Automation Controls/SCADA, Geospatial Technologies, Information Systems Technology, Wi-Fi & Broad Technologies)
  • Health Sciences (Human Services Technology, Licensed Practical Nursing, Medical Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Office Professional, Radiation Therapy, Radiologic Technology, Registered Nursing)
  • Online Degrees and Diplomas (Administrative Office Specialist, Small Business Management, Medical Office Professional, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant)
  • Advanced Technical Education (SD Center for Farm/Ranch Management, South Dakota Leadership Academy)
Profile last updated: 07/12/2022

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Mitchell Technical College cost?

Mitchell Technical College's tuition is approximately $7,524 for In-State students and $7,524 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Mitchell Technical College?

The acceptance rate of Mitchell Technical College is 100%, which is equal to the state average of 100%.

What sports does Mitchell Technical College offer?

Mitchell Technical College offers 1 interscholastic sports: Intramural Sports Only.

What is Mitchell Technical College's ranking?

Mitchell Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community college in South Dakota for: Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation) and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,193 students
  • In-state tuition: $7,524
  • Out-state tuition: $7,524
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 11%
  • Source: Verified school update

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