2,055
Students
Financial aid thermometer
7,919
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Lake Area Technical Institute is a 2-year institution located in Watertown, SD, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1201 Arrow Avenue
PO Box 730
Watertown, SD  57201
United States
Contact Ms. LuAnn Strait
Director of Student Services
Email: straitl@lakeareatech.edu
Phone: 605-882-5284
Fax: 605-882-6299

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Banking And Financial Support Services Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Construction Trades Associate Bachelors
Building Construction Technology Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Construction Engineering Technology Checkmark
Electrical, Electronic And Communications Engineering Technology Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Checkmark
Robotics Technology Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technology Checkmark
Community Health Services Counseling Checkmark
Dental Assisting Checkmark
Emergency Medical Technology (EMT Paramedic) Checkmark
Medical/clinical Assistant Checkmark
Occupational Therapist Assistant Checkmark
Physical Therapy Technology Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Aircraft Powerplant Technology Checkmark
Autobody/collision And Repair Technology Checkmark
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology Checkmark
Diesel Mechanics Technology Checkmark
Engine Machinist Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Precision Production Associate Bachelors
Machine Tool Technology Checkmark
Welding Technology Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/police Science Checkmark
Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
Construction/heavy Equipment/earthmoving Equipment Operation Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,055
Enrolled

Applying

25
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 19 17 21

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

3,480
In-state
3,480
Out-of-state
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Fees

2,884
Full-time student fees
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

7,919
Avg. Financial Aid Package
8,033
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,844
Avg. Loan Aid
976
Avg. Grant Aid
4,948
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
54%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
10%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,055
Total undergrad students
0%
International Students
19%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.63%
Black or African American 0.73%
White or Caucasian 91.02%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.3%
Asian 0.95%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.34%
Other 2.75%

Gender

Male (54.16%)
Female (45.84%)

Campus Life

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
Career Search Expo and Polar Plunge

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Campus Crusades, Campus Activities Board, Student Voice, Student Ambassador and SkillsUSA

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
partnership with local police department

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark No No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark No No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No

Faculty

157
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 109
Part-time - 48
Male - 89
Female - 68