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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Safety
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  5. Student Life
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  6. Location
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Western Dakota Tech Inst. is a public college located in Rapid City, South Dakota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 618 undergraduate students. The Western Dakota Tech Inst. acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Machine and Metal Working, Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN), and Automotive Mechanics. Graduating 37% of students, Western Dakota Tech Inst. alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,700.
About Western Dakota Technical Institute...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
800 Mickelson Drive
Rapid City, SD 57703
Website

Western Dakota Technical Institute Rankings

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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$13,114/ 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
$4,703/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
618Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
432
Undergrads Over 25
43%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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Western Dakota Technical Institute has been incredibly uplifting for me, because I struggled around my senior year of High School with the generic courses and now that I've found myself at WDT, i'm actually attending meaningful classes that I truly and am proud to associate myself with. The campus and clean, people are friendly, and the food is a remarkable note all its own!
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Going back to school was something I honestly never thought I would do. I realized that I would not be able to do physical labor all my life and Western Dakota Tech was there for me regardless of the time gap between high school graduation to my college acceptance. Academically, Western Dakota Tech is an amazing school with instructors that genuinely care about you and your future. They are always there for you if you don't understand something or if you are just wanting to get a broader grasp of things. I really like that Western Dakota Tech has developed more athletically by starting up basketball teams to compete in our city league programs. I am beyond grateful for all of the knowledge and support that Western Dakota Tech has provided for me that will open up doors I could have only dreamed of for me and my wife.
So far, so good! As a freshman at WDT, I am pleased with how my instructors teach and everyone is friendly and helpful.