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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B minus
  4. Safety
    grade A+
  5. Student Life
    grade A+
  6. Location
    grade B+

About

1201 Arrow Avenue
Watertown, SD 57201
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From Lake Area Technical College

We have a LOT to offer! Our campus – located in Watertown, SD – is growing fast to accommodate the latest technology, awesome training facilities and record-breaking student numbers. With well-established programs and a sparkling reputation for excellence, Lake Area Tech grads are in demand all over South Dakota and beyond. In fact, 99% of Lake Area Tech grads are employed or are continuing their education.
Lake Area Tech was the winner of the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s preeminent recognition of high achievement and improvement in America’s community colleges and benchmark for community college reform.

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
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ACT Range
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Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$11,400 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,479 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 5 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 3 responses
100%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 3 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
15
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
5
Online Associates Programs
10
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    16%
  • None
    54%
  • Some
    31%

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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,507 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
721
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%

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