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Lake Area Technical Institute

Watertown, SD 2-Year Public

About Lake Area Tech

Lake Area Technical Institute is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Watertown, SD

Founded in 1965, Lake Area Tech currently enrolls around 2,217 students a year, including 2,217 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $3,566,635. The school spends $4,508 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About Lake Area Tech

Acceptance rate: 0%

Mean ACT score: 19

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

Lake Area Tech Acceptance Rate

It is minimally difficult to get into Lake Area Technical Institute. The acceptance rate at Lake Area Tech is 0 percent.

The mean ACT scores is 19.

In 2021, 45 applicants were waitlisted and 17 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Lake Area Tech a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

About 0 percent of students who start at Lake Area Tech come back for their second year of college.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 99 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $43,099 a year.

Based on this information, how does Lake Area Tech sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Lake Area Tech a good school for YOU?

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College Info

1201 Arrow Ave Watertown, SD 57201

Campus Setting: Small Town

Lake Area Tech Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lake Area Tech is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lake Area Tech is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Lake Area Tech ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

21 and Above

Good

17 to 21

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Lake Area Tech is 19. Students with an ACT score of 21 and above have a good chance of getting into Lake Area Tech. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 21 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Lake Area Tech SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Lake Area Tech Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$13,992

In State

$13,992

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$3,630
$3,630
Fees
$3,232
$3,232
Housing
$7,130
$7,130
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Lake Area Tech is like? There are approximately 2,228 students enrolled at Lake Area Tech. 68% percent of students attend school full-time, 81% percent are from SD and 19% percent of students are from other states.

68%

Full Time

32%

Part Time

81%

In State

19%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,228

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

Unknown

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,862

Out-of-State

$6,862

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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