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

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$11,631/ 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
    $10,685/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,472/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,680/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,196/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,840/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
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
653Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
41%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
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.
Western Dakota Technical Institute is a wonderful school. The student population is culturally diverse and a great mixture of nontraditional and traditional students. Classes are challenging and extremely informative. There is an atmosphere at WDT that makes a student feel like they are alone one their path to a successful career. The instructors and staff constantly convey a message that they too are responsible for our success in school and in our career of choice. With the school behind you, it makes it feel like you are a part of something great and makes the quality of student life wonderful. The courses and programs available at WDT are directly related to the need of job placement in the region which makes it extremely easy to gain employment in the career/program of choice.