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.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses
Most Popular Majors
Machine and Metal Working51 Graduates
Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)47 Graduates
Automotive Mechanics23 Graduates
Surgical Technologist20 Graduates
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications16 Graduates
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)11 Graduates
Medical Assistant11 Graduates
Drafting and Design (CAD/CADD)10 Graduates
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Western Dakota Technical Institute Reviews
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!
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.