Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City, South Dakota features over 20 associate’s degrees, many of which lead students to finding a full-time job soon after graduation. Some of the disciplines include:
- Library technology
- Business management/marketing
- Medical assisting
- Pharmacy technology
- Environmental engineering
- Surgical technology
The college offers students the opportunity to join professional organizations and interact with other students as well as internships that direct students to jobs in their career field. Early sign-up is recommended for featured programs as classes can fill up quickly. In order to apply to the school, you’ll need to provide either your high school transcripts or a GED along with the results of the COMPASS entrance test. Students must also undergo a physical exam and obtain certain required vaccinations.
Financial aid at the Midwest college is available in the form of loans, work-study programs, and scholarships. In order to apply for financial aid, an FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form must be completed.
No on-campus housing is available at the community career college. Students who attend the programs offered at the school pay just over $5,300 yearly, whether they live in-state or are out-of-state residents. Enrollment at the school, which was established in 1968, now stands at around 960 students. The college has a retention rate of a little over 60%.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,600. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $3,600 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $200 to $230 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||93%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||68%||$4,341|
|Receiving Student Loans||76%||$5,153|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Western Dakota Technical Institute may offer services to students including:
- Distance learning
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Western Dakota Technical Institute by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)