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 Western Dakota Technical Institute

Western Dakota Technical Institute - Rapid City, SD

800 Mickelson Dr, Rapid City, South Dakota 57703-4018

General information:(605)394-4034
Awards offered:Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Associate's degree
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:No
Student population:1,045( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:13 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
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
More than 3%
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 $4,680 $4,860 $5,310 -8%
Out-of-state $4,680 $4,860 $5,310 -8%
Books and supplies $1,289 $2,650 $2,675 -1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,331 $6,585 $6,783 -3%
Other $3,196 $3,324 $3,424 -3%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,260 $2,350 $2,420 -3%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $5,969 $7,510 $7,985 0%
Off Campus $15,496 $17,419 $18,192 -6%
Off Campus with Family $8,229 $9,860 $10,405 -10%
On Campus $5,969 $7,510 $7,985 0%
Off Campus $15,496 $17,419 $18,192 -6%
Off Campus with Family $8,229 $9,860 $10,405 -10%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,040
In-state fees $2,340
Out-of-state tuition $3,040
Out-of-state fees $2,340
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 302 85% --
Grant or scholarship aid 243 68% $1,055,780 $4,345
Federal grants 220 62% $899,386 $4,088
Pell grants 220 62% $889,836 $4,045
Other federal grants 18 5% $9,550 $531
State/local government grant or scholarships 68 19% $156,394 $2,300
Institutional grants or scholarships 0 0% $0 Not applicable
Student loan aid 273 76% $1,552,820 $5,688
Federal student loans 273 76% $1,498,820 $5,490
Other student loans 7 2% $54,000 $7,714
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 801 68% $3,606,630 $4,503
Pell grants 643 55% $2,626,339 $4,085
Federal student loans 815 69% $4,744,460 $5,821


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 $8,978 $9,084 $12,172
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 $7,948 $8,060 $11,152
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,637 $10,548 $12,647
$48,001 - $75,000 $11,979 $13,418 $14,720
$75,001 - $110,000 $13,338 $13,297 $15,504
$110,001 and more $13,434 $13,821 $14,671

• 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.


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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,045
Undergraduate enrollment 1,045
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 66
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$20

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

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, 72 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 Commission01/01/1983 Accredited


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Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations01 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
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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
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• 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


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

PROGRAMAward of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years Associate's degree Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agricultural Business and Management, General1---
Category total1---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services--11-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-28--
Category total-4611-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming, Other-12--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-170-
Category total-290-
Construction Trades Colleges
Category total-2--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD-21--
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician-16--
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology-0--
Category total-37--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other-1017
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)-3--
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk--11-
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-740-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary--13-
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist-11--
Medical/Clinical Assistant-3--
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant-329-
Surgical Technology/Technologist-27-
Category total-3010017
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science-8--
Fire Science/Fire-fighting-21--
Category total-29--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-14--
Category total-14--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician08--
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician033--
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General-35--
Category total076--
Precision Production Colleges
Welding Technology/Welder-218-
Category total-218-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General--0-
Category total--0-
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor-0--
Category total-0--
Grand total128411917