Mitchell Technical College

  • 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 1,162 students (73% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American), which is less than the state average of 23%.

Top Placements

Mitchell Technical College places among the top 20% of community colleges in South Dakota for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 70 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Mitchell Technical College(SD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty70 staff70 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Mitchell Technical College has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 8:1 over five years.
The Mitchell Technical College diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has grown by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,162 students1,162 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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# Full-Time Students848 students568 students
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# Part-Time Students314 students493 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
3%
3%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
5%
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% Black
1%
7%
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% White
90%
77%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.190.40
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College Completion Rate
68%
46%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$43,400$38,900
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $7,359 is more than the state average of $5,744. The in-state tuition has grown by 51% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,359 is more than the state average of $5,744. The out-state tuition has grown by 51% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$7,359$5,744
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,359$5,744
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Tuition NotesNo difference between tuition charged for in-state or out-of-state students.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid90%92%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate100%100%

Sports

Total Sports Offered1 sports
SportsIntramural Sports OnlyIntramural 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: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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)

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Did You Know?
For South Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,744 per year for in-state students and $5,744 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,334 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

South Dakota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.40, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in South Dakota is National American University-Rapid City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.