Mitchell Technical Institute

Mitchell Technical Institute Photo #1 - Aerial view of the Mitchell Technical Institute campus, located in Mitchell, South Dakota.
Mitchell Technical Institute Photo #1 - Aerial view of the Mitchell Technical Institute campus, located in Mitchell, South Dakota.
  • Mitchell Technical Institute, 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 Institute serves 1,187 students (72% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority American and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 16%.
  • Mitchell Technical Institute is the only community colleges within Davison County, SD.
  • The nearest community college to Mitchell Technical Institute is Southeast Technical Institute (61.8 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 73 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
Mitchell Technical Institute(SD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty73 staff73 staff
Mitchell Technical Institute Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Mitchell Technical Institute has grown by 9% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Mitchell Technical Institute diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has grown by 92% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,187 students934 students
Mitchell Technical Institute Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
Mitchell Technical Institute Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students853 students680 students
Mitchell Technical Institute Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students334 students254 students
Mitchell Technical Institute Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Mitchell Technical Institute Enrollment Breakdown SD All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Mitchell Technical Institute American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Mitchell Technical Institute Asian (2009-2016)
% Hispanic
Mitchell Technical Institute Hispanic (2008-2016)
% Black
Mitchell Technical Institute Black (2007-2011)
% White
Mitchell Technical Institute White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Mitchell Technical Institute More (2014-2016)
% Unknown races
Mitchell Technical Institute Ethnicity Breakdown SD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.150.29
Mitchell Technical Institute Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Mitchell Technical Institute Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$43,400$36,600
Mitchell Technical Institute Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $6,300 is more than the state average of $5,375. The in-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,300 is more than the state average of $5,375. The out-state tuition has grown by 29% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$6,300$5,375
Mitchell Technical Institute In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,300$5,375
Mitchell Technical Institute Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition NotesNo difference between tuition charged for in-state or out-of-state students.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%87%
Mitchell Technical Institute % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$12,000
Mitchell Technical Institute Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,000
Mitchell Technical Institute Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


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

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Rodeo Team
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

Mitchell Technical Institute 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 (Agricultural Technology, Commercial Truck Driving, Farm Power Technology, Precision Ag Technology, Power Sports 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, Welding and Manufacturing Technology)
  • Energy Production and Transmission (Electrical Utilities and Substation Technology, Power Line Construction and Maintenance, Wind Turbine Technology)
  • Engineering Technology (Automation Controls/SCADA, GPS/GIS Mapping Technology, Information Systems Technology, Telecommunications)
  • Health Sciences (Human Services Technology, Licensed Practical Nursing, Medical Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Office Professional, Radiation Therapy, Radiologic Technology, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant)
  • Online Degrees and Diplomas (Advanced Medical Imaging, Office Technology Specialist, Administrative Office Specialist, Small Business Management, Medical Office Professional, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant)

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For South Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,375 per year for in-state students and $5,375 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 0.29, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in South Dakota is National American University-Rapid City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.