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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Professors
    C
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Life
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  6. Location
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Lake Area Tech is an above-average public college located in Watertown, South Dakota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,517 undergraduate students. The Lake Area Tech acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Agricultural Business, Diesel Mechanics, and Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN). Graduating 75% of students, Lake Area Tech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,100.
About Lake Area Technical Institute...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1201 Arrow Ave, PO Box 730
Watertown, SD 57201

Lake Area Technical Institute Rankings

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Cost

Net Price
$11,536/ 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
$3,485/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
100%
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,517Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
538
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
40%
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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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Lake area tech is a very young campus, I was recently looking into Mitchell tech and the difference between the two is amazing! To me Lake Area is all about getting you into the right careeer for you and making sure you succeed! And they tell you it’s okay to chbsvge your mind, where Mitchell tech wants you to find your “carreer” and stay to it whether you like it or not. The staff at lake area is super friendly and always ready to help
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At Lake Area Tech, the teachers, instructors, and administrators truly want the best for you and your future. The class sizes are small which makes the learning experience more personal. There are many opportunities to be a part of many different activities!
Lake Area is ranked the number one two year school in the nation. I would recommend anyone to continue education here. The variety of programs are endless and the facility is very impressive and care about your education greatly. In my opinion being at a two year school you get the attention you need and want, you are very hands on with your teachers and fellow classmates.