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- Professorsgrade B
- Valuegrade A minus
- Diversitygrade B minus
- Safetygrade A+
- Student Lifegrade A+
- Locationgrade B+
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.
Lake Area Technical College Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 5 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 3 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 3 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Agricultural Business117 Graduates
- Diesel Mechanics66 Graduates
- Human Services64 Graduates
- Welding63 Graduates
- Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)57 Graduates
- Automotive Mechanics54 Graduates
- Marketing41 Graduates
- Dental Assisting36 Graduates
- Construction and Heavy Equipment Operation28 Graduates
- Robotics and Automation Engineering Technician28 Graduates
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