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Western Dakota Technical Institute

  • Rapid City, SD
  • Public
  • Small
  • 48%52%
    student ratio
  • 1,088
    total students
  • $3,744 | $3,744
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • August 1
    fall application deadline
  • 59%
    acceptance rate
  • Non-competitive
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not

    sat math
  • Not

    sat reading
  • Not

    sat writing
  • 20
    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Construction trades
    • Electrician
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Drafting and Design Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Control Technologies Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Emergency Medical Technology (EMT Paramedic)
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Transcription
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical/Clinical Assistant
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Pharmacy Technician
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Surgical Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Police Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Fire Science/Firefighting
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Library science
    • Library and Archives Assisting
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Mechanic and repair technologies
    • Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Precision production
    • Precision Metal Working Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major.


59% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,458
    • Accepted861
    • Acceptance Rate59%
    • Enrolled1,088
    • Female Applicants757
    • Females Accepted414
    • Female Acceptance Rate54%
    • Male Applicants701
    • Males Accepted447
    • Male Acceptance Rate63%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Placement test
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.42
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen August 1st August 15th Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 1st August 15th Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading
    • SAT Math
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 20 17 23
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$3,744
    • Out-of-state tuition *$3,744
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$2,988.00
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,088
    • Male Student Percentage52%
    • Female Student Percentage48%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino5.08%
    • Black or African American2.79%
    • White or Caucasian75.1%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native15.14%
    • Asian1.1%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.4%
    • Two or more races.3%
    • Unknown.1%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students3% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available No
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Not Reported
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing Not Reported
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups No
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic No
    • Personal / psychological counseling No
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Not Reported
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Not Reported
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Not Reported
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other 24-hour video surveillance


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty123
    • Full-time Percentage37%
    • Part-time Percentage63%
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty Ratio18:1 or 892 students to 48 faculty

Location & Contact

800 Mickelson Drive
Rapid City, SD 57703

Jill Elder

Admissions Coordinator

Phone: 605-718-2411
Fax: 605-394-2204

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