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Western Dakota Technical Institute

Rapid City, SD 2-Year Public

About Western Dakota Technical Institute

Western Dakota Technical Institute is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Rapid City, SD

Founded in 1968, the institution currently enrolls around 1,214 students a year, including 1,214 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $187,302. For each full-time student, Western Dakota Technical Institute spends about $6,569.

2021 Admissions Facts About Western Dakota Technical Institute

Acceptance rate: 54%

Average GPA: 2.73

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: September 1

What is Western Dakota Technical Institute's acceptance rate?

It is noncompetitive to get into Western Dakota Technical Institute. Around 54 percent of all applicants are admitted to Western Dakota Technical Institute each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 2.73 /4.0.

In 2021, 7 applicants were waitlisted and 1 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Western Dakota Technical Institute a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

About 63 percent of students who start at Western Dakota Technical Institute return the next year.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 73 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $30,472 a year.

Based on this information, how does Western Dakota Technical Institute sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Western Dakota Technical Institute a good school for YOU?

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College Info

800 Mickelson Drive Rapid City, SD 57703

Campus Setting: Small Town

Western Dakota Technical Institute Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Western Dakota Technical Institute is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Western Dakota Technical Institute is Continuous processing.

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

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Western Dakota Technical Institute Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Western Dakota Technical Institute is like? There are approximately 1,214 students enrolled at Western Dakota Technical Institute. 50% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from SD and 4% percent of students are from other states.


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