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Lake Area Tech is a highly rated public college located in Watertown, South Dakota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,600 undergraduate students. The Lake Area Tech acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Agricultural Business, Diesel Mechanics, and Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN). Graduating 76% of students, Lake Area Tech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,900.
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
$11,216/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,583/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,854/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,964/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,661/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,571/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
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Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
100%
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,600Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
43%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
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!
So far my experience with Lake Area Technical Insitiute has been great, I really do enjoy the Administration there. They do a good job at letting students know how to do things correctly for college. Its easy to go from not knowing anything to knowing a lot of about the college life works.