Western Dakota Technical Institute

Rapid City, SD, USA
3.86 Average Rating

Established in 1968, Western Dakota Technical Institute is a public, 2-year institution located in Rapid City. As the only technical college operating in western South Dakota, Western Dakota Tech offers associate’s degree, diploma, and certificate programs in 34 career-oriented fields of study. Academics at Western Dakota Tech feature hands-on experiential learning, and courses are designed to help students cultivate employability, social values, and skills in technology, analysis, communication, and teamwork. Western Dakota Tech maintains articulation agreements with six other colleges and universities, the majority of which offer multiple programs.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
2 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

Admissions Requirements

Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
92%
Out-Of-State Students
5%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Associate's
Total Number of Students
1,050
Total Number of Undergrads
1,050
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,016
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,648
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$7,648
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$2200

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
48%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,703
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
48%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,522
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,279

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
70%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,908
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$7,588
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$128
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
73%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$37,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.86 Average Rating

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