Lake Area Technical Institute: Review & Facts

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Lake Area Technical Institute is a small two-year, public school with 1,850 students enrolled. This school was established in 1965 and is the only college located in Watertown, South Dakota.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
29
Fair
Lake Area Technical Institute will give you the option to obtain a 1-year certificate, associate's degree, or 2-year certificate.

Lake Area Technical Institute follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 29 majors. The most popular concentrations are Automotive and Mechanic, Medical Assistant, Business, Management, and Agriculture. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
84%
Good
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. However, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Lake Area Technical Institute is high at 84% (well above South Dakota average). Considering this statistic, apparently students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
16 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Lake Area Technical Institute is good: 74%.

Student to faculty ratio at Lake Area Technical Institute is decent -- 16:1. Learn more on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$5,200
Low
Average tuition charges are extremely low - about $2,700 annually. The additional fees at Lake Area Technical Institute (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $2,500; which comes to a total of $5,200 per year.

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

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
60%
According to government data, 1,689 applications were submitted and 1,020 were accepted; so it is not very hard to get accepted at this school.

The college 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) at entry.

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The undergraduate application fee at Lake Area Technical Institute is $25.00.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about admission at Lake Area Technical Institute and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (605) 882-5284 or check Lake Area Technical Institute Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
A
Safe
Lake Area Technical Institute offers a distance learning option and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Lake Area 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
Yes
Presently there is no on-campus housing at Lake Area Technical Institute.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Lake Area Technical Institute. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Lake Area Technical Institute seems to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Lake Area Technical Institute Location and Maps



Post Address: Lake Area Technical Institute, 1201 Arrow Avenue, Watertown, South Dakota 57201-0730, USA
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