157 reviews
  1. Rapid City, SD
  2. 2 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Experience
    B
  6. Location
    B-
Western Dakota Technical Institute is ...
Public
Athletic Division
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Athletic Conference
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Address
800 Mickelson Dr
Rapid City, SD 57703
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
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Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
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Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$10,443/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,231/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,533/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,890/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,933/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,934/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
680Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
42%
Pell Grant
67%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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After Western Dakota Technical Institute

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%

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Western Dakota Technical Institute Reviews

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Instead of trying to add more programs to the list of what is offered at Western Dakota Tech, the quality of the programs that are already in place needs to be sufficient. I feel for instructors who are spread thin and have no axillary staff to aid the progression an entire program. The administration has no first hand experience with the programs yet is the primary oversight. The medical programs which account for a very high percentage of enrollment at WDT needs oversight by a professional in that field, not a dean with a background in business, those are two completely different worlds! There is no student advocate and very little can be done to address student concerns. It's sad really, students from every sort of background come here to advance themselves. According to this website a little under 60% of those students succeed in graduating. I'm sure there are students happy with their education, many students are just complacent enough to receive that coveted piece of paper upon graduation, but for students who are having issues with the quality of their education, there is simply no where to go.
This school has all the latest training technologies.They train with the SIMS program. It is an amazing training experience. You become more prepaired for the real challenges when you enter the work force.The workload isn't to bad after you get into the swing of things.Time management is a big part of school.The classes are up to date and the job oppertunities are wide open in SD.
The general classes offered at Western Dakota Tech are typically uninteresting. It's not the instructors fault, everything is just so easy! There isn't a challenge, it's just plugging through to get a final grade. I wish more of our time spent in general classes could be applicable to securing a career. At the very least our general classes should be transferable and give students the ability to build upon the classes they take. General classes offered should not just meet the bare minimum standard, they should be at a level where they can be used toward an associates degree or transferable. Western Dakota Tech has an "applied science" program which is what they equate to an associates degree but if it won't transfer anywhere its just useless!