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Western Dakota Technical Institute

Western Dakota Technical Institute

Western Dakota Technical Institute is a public, two-year institution based in Rapid City, South Dakota. The institute offers diplomas and Associate of Applied Science degrees through over 20 programs, including Business, Health Services, Construction Trades, Human Services, and Manufacturing and Mechanical Trades.

Western Dakota Technical Institute supports a variety of clubs and organizations, including the Student Government Association, the Auto Body Club, the Electronics Club, Skills USA-VICA, the Eagle Feather Society, the Fire Science Club, Industrial Electronics Club, Transportation Tech Club, and the Welding Manufacturing Skills Club. The college offers scholarships like the Alan Sigman Memorial, the SD Automobile Dealers Association Scholarship, the Patsy Schmidt Truck Driving Scholarship, and the Montana Dakota Utilities Co. Scholarship to deserving students.

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Western Dakota Technical Institute
800 Mickelson Dr
Rapid City , SD 57703-4018
General Phone: (605) 394-4034
http://www.wdt.edu

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Western Dakota Technical Institute Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology65pharmacy tech, surgical tech, clinical and medical lab science
Business and Management36accounting, marketing
Mechanics and Repair32electrical installation and repair, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine31licensed practical nurse
Medical Administration29health unit coordinator, medical transcription, medical secretary
Production Trades22welding, cabinetmaking
Engineering Technician21electromechanical tech, architectural drafting
Security and Law Enforcement20criminal justice and police, fire-fighting, security and protective services
Computer Science and Engineering17computer networking
Law10legal assistant
Agricultural Science and Management10agricultural management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2rehabilitation
Office and Administration0general office occupations
Construction Trades0carpentry

Number of programs and degrees for Western Dakota Technical Institute in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years266
Associate's degree13811
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years13110

Western Dakota Technical Institute Student Body

In 2007-2008, Western Dakota Technical Institute had a total enrollment of 1,036 students (996 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 56%
Women 44%
Full-Time 91%
Part-Time 9%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 21%
20-21 20%
22-24 14%
25-29 16%
30-34 8%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%

Western Dakota Technical Institute Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 40 %
Part-Time 28 %

Western Dakota Technical Institute Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Rapid City, South Dakota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other South Dakota Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Western Dakota Technical Institute Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total1,0461,01197%58458%
Men47746998%32870%
Women55953395%25648%

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsrequired

Western Dakota Technical Institute Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,514
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,514
Books and supplies $ 1,100

Financial Aid:
Western Dakota Technical Institute participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1017000)

Western Dakota Technical Institute Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year3$44,1783$45,838
All faculty totalcalendar year3$44,1783$45,838

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year31$36,71719$38,739
All faculty totalacademic year31$36,71719$38,739

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Western Dakota Technical Institute Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General

Business And Management
Accounting
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Construction Trades
Carpentry/Carpenter

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech

Law
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Medical Administration
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

Office And Administration
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Security and Protective Services, Other

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Western Dakota Technical Institute Highlights

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What Sets Western Dakota Technical Institute Apart:

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Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 9%Western Dakota Technical Institute Number of degree programs
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Western Dakota Technical Institute % of freshmen enrolled part-time
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 14%Western Dakota Technical Institute Number of students
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%Western Dakota Technical Institute Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%Western Dakota Technical Institute Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Western Dakota Technical Institute % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Male % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Western Dakota Technical Institute Male % of student body
% of degrees in production trades
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Western Dakota Technical Institute % of degrees in production trades
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Western Dakota Technical Institute % of degrees in engineering technician

Notable:
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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