Western Dakota Technical Institute

Rapid City, SD

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Western Dakota Technical Institute

Western Dakota Technical Institute

Western Dakota Technical Institute Student Essentials

Western Dakota Technical Institute Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.wdt.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $5,630
Out-of-State Tuition: $5,630
Retention Rate: 50%
Enrollment: 1,336
Year Established: 1968

About Western Dakota Technical Institute

Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City, South Dakota, offers more than 20 professional associate’s degrees. Students also have the opportunity to participate in service-learning projects, and many of them find full-time employment within months of graduating.

Major areas of study available at Western Dakota Tech include:

  • Accounting
  • Business Management and Marketing
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Library Technology
  • Medical Assisting
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Surgical Technology
  • Welding

Students may also participate in professional clubs, which give them additional experience and the opportunity to meet other students. Internships and hands-on projects also provide students with professional experience and industry connections.

Most programs and classes fill up quickly. Students are, therefore, encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applicants must submit high school transcripts or their GED certificate and take the COMPASS entrance exam. Proof of a physical exam and vaccinations are also required.

Western Dakota Tech offers the full-range of financial aid awards, including scholarships, loans, grants and work-study. To apply for aid, applicants must submit a FAFSA.

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Western Dakota Technical Institute 4 stars overall.

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Western Dakota Technical Institute Location

Western Dakota Technical Institute
800 Mickelson Dr
Rapid City, SD 57703


Getting Around Western Dakota Technical Institute

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Rapid City, SD

Winter
Dec
37
13
Jan
37
13
Feb
40
15
Spring
Mar
48
23
Apr
58
32
May
68
42
Summer
Jun
78
51
Jul
87
58
Aug
86
57
Fall
Sep
76
46
Oct
61
34
Nov
47
22

Students

Total Students 1,336

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 1%
  • Caucasian: 80%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 13%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 2%
Latino 3%
African American 1%
Caucasian 80%
American Indian or Alaska native 13%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 2%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 58%
Part-Time 42%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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Western Dakota Technical Institute

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