Mitchell Technical Institute

  • 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 99% 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 1,261 students (67% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority American and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 17%.
  • Mitchell Technical Institute is the only community colleges within Davison County, SD.
  • The nearest community college is Southeast Technical Institute (61.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 73 teachers has declined by 46% over five years.
Mitchell Technical Institute (SD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs Four or more years
Institution Control Public Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 73 staff 65 staff
Mitchell Technical Institute Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,261 has grown by 19% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 9:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has grown by 49% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,261 students 934 students
Mitchell Technical Institute Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 15:1
Mitchell Technical Institute Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 850 students 680 students
Mitchell Technical Institute Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 411 students 254 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 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. 0.15 0.31
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 $5,880 is more than the state average of $5,375. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,880 is more than the state average of $5,375. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,880 $5,375
Mitchell Technical Institute In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,880 $5,375
Mitchell Technical Institute Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95% 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. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Diversity Club, SkillsUSA, Student Rep Board, Student Veterans Organization Diversity Club, SkillsUSA, Student Rep Board,
Student Veterans Organization,
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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Did You Know?
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 $12,723 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

South Dakota community colleges have a 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. of 0.31, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in South Dakota is Kilian Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.