Western Dakota Technical Institute: Review & Facts

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Western Dakota Technical Institute is a small two-year, public school with 970 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1969 and is one of the 5 schools and colleges located in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
23
At Western Dakota Technical Institute you can receive your 1-year certificate, associate's degree, or 2-year certificate.

Western Dakota Technical Institute deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 23 majors. The most popular concentrations are Medical Assistant, Medical, Nursing, Automotive and Mechanic, and Pharmacy. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
50%
The rate of student retention at Western Dakota Technical Institute is low at 50% (way below South Dakota average). Considering this statistic, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Western Dakota Technical Institute is low: 38%.

Student to faculty ratio at Western Dakota Technical Institute is good - 11:1. Find out more information on instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$5,700
Average tuition costs are very low, around $3,200 per academic year. The additional fees at Western Dakota Technical Institute (not included in tuition costs) are about $2,500; this comes to a total of $5,700 annually.

Read the details about Western Dakota Technical Institute additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
60%
According to recent data, 2,042 applications were submitted and 1,234 were accepted; so it is not very hard to be accepted at this school.

This school will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) for admission.

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The undergraduate application fee at Western Dakota Technical Institute is $20.00.

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about studying at Western Dakota Technical Institute and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (605) 394-4034 or check Western Dakota Technical Institute Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
A
Western Dakota Technical Institute provides a distance learning option.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Western Dakota Technical Institute, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
Unfortunately, there is no on-campus housing at Western Dakota Technical Institute.

Based on the college crime numbers, Western Dakota Technical Institute appears to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Western Dakota Technical Institute Location and Maps



Post Address: Western Dakota Technical Institute, 800 Mickelson Dr, Rapid City, South Dakota 57703-4018, USA
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