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 Lake Area Technical Institute

Lake Area Technical Institute - Watertown, SD

230 11th St NE, Watertown, South Dakota 57201-0730

General information:(605)882-5284
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:No
Student population:1,471( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:16 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Distance learning opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Rural-serving Small
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,982 $5,236 $5,776 -9%
Out-of-state $4,982 $5,236 $5,776 -9%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,100 $1,100 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,200 $5,500 $5,600 -2%
Other $2,000 $2,100 $2,300 -10%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,020 $2,100 $2,300 -9%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $5,982 $6,336 $6,876 0%
Off Campus $13,182 $13,936 $14,776 -7%
Off Campus with Family $8,002 $8,436 $9,176 -11%
On Campus $5,982 $6,336 $6,876 0%
Off Campus $13,182 $13,936 $14,776 -7%
Off Campus with Family $8,002 $8,436 $9,176 -11%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,468
In-state fees $2,142
Out-of-state tuition $3,468
Out-of-state fees $2,142
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 652 94% --
Grant or scholarship aid 464 67% $2,306,940 $4,972
Federal grants 377 54% $1,855,572 $4,922
Pell grants 377 54% $1,737,460 $4,609
Other federal grants 168 24% $118,112 $703
State/local government grant or scholarships 97 14% $355,618 $3,666
Institutional grants or scholarships 125 18% $95,750 $766
Student loan aid 620 90% $3,350,219 $5,404
Federal student loans 619 89% $3,071,206 $4,962
Other student loans 50 7% $279,013 $5,580
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,002 70% $4,333,640 $4,325
Pell grants 709 49% $3,137,601 $4,425
Federal student loans 1,215 85% $6,056,834 $4,985


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $9,078 $7,888 $8,388
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $8,558 $7,774 $7,558
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,509 $8,370 $7,966
$48,001 - $75,000 $11,462 $11,820 $11,173
$75,001 - $110,000 $11,913 $12,511 $12,775
$110,001 and more $11,913 $12,396 $11,949

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,471
Undergraduate enrollment 1,471
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 0
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$20

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,564 792 772
Percent admitted 60% 60% 59%
Percent admitted who enrolled 60% 57% 57%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) X

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT . .%
ACT . .%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading . .
SAT Math . .
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite . .
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 90 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

No varsity sports data reported for this institution.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1980 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

05/26/1967 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree or certificate

11/01/1997 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

05/01/1996 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs

06/01/1984 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 000
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate5.6%
Number in default26
Number in repayment457

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00530900

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agricultural Business and Management, General43--
Category total43--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Banking and Financial Support Services21--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General12--
Category total33--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science16--
Category total16--
Construction Trades Colleges
Category total26--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician29--
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General11--
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician3--
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician8--
Robotics Technology/Technician6--
Category total57--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician7--
Dental Assisting/Assistant643-
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)8--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-64-
Medical/Clinical Assistant13-8
Occupational Therapist Assistant17--
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant17--
Category total681078
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician3-9
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician13--
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician46--
Category total62-9
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science924-
Category total924-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General--32
Category total--32
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist9--
Welding Technology/Welder1018-
Category total1918-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General718-
Category total718-
Grand total34016749