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Western Dakota Technical Institute

Rapid City, SD 2-Year Public
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About Western Dakota Technical Institute

Western Dakota Technical Institute Overview

Western Dakota Technical Institute is a public, state school in a small town setting in Rapid City, South Dakota. Western Dakota Technical Institute was founded in 1968 and the school now enrolls around 1,292 students a year, which includes 1,292 undergraduate students.

📆 Mark your calendar! August 25, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester.

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2022 Western Dakota Technical Institute Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 2.9
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 0%
In-State Tuition $3,388
Out-of-State $3,388
Percent of Need Met 73%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,820

Is Western Dakota Technical Institute a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Western Dakota Technical Institute offers and if the school might be a good fit for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Western Dakota Technical Institute

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

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

Job Outcomes for Western Dakota Technical Institute Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 73% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent Western Dakota Technical Institute grads have an average starting salary of $30,472 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Western Dakota Technical Institute's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Western Dakota Technical Institute's endowment was $200000 thousand. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $6,569 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Western Dakota Technical Institute

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Western Dakota Technical Institute meets 73% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Western Dakota Technical Institute full-time are awarded $11,820 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Western Dakota Technical Institute.

Based on this information, is Western Dakota Technical Institute the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Western Dakota Technical Institute a good school for you?

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Where is Western Dakota Technical Institute Located?

Western Dakota Technical Institute is located in the small town setting of Rapid City, South Dakota.

If you would like to see Western Dakota Technical Institute for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Rapid City, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Rapid City Regional.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Western Dakota Technical Institute and Rapid City are like without leaving home.

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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

Aug 25

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Western Dakota Technical Institute is Aug 25.

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

Western Dakota Technical Institute ACT Scores

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Western Dakota Technical Institute SAT Scores

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Western Dakota Technical Institute Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$3,215

In State

$3,215

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$1,815
$1,815
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
$1,400
$1,400

Student Life

Wondering what life at Western Dakota Technical Institute is like? There are approximately 1,292 students enrolled at Western Dakota Technical Institute. 46% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from SD and 6% percent of students are from other states.

46%

Full Time

54%

Part Time

94%

In State

6%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,292

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$1,815

Out-of-State

$1,815

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 25
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