Western Dakota Technical Institute

800 Mickelson Dr, Rapid City, SD 57703-4018

About Western Dakota Technical Institute

Western Dakota Technical Institute is classified as a rural-serving public Associate’s college with less than 2,500 full time students. Rural-serving institutions are located in areas with a total population of less than 500,000 residents. This small two-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 500 to 1,999 students. This institution awards associate’s degrees and no bachelor’s degrees. According to data for fall enrollment, 10-39% of undergraduates are enrolled part-time. Enrollment data shows that only undergraduates are enrolled at this two-year associate’s degree granting institution.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate1,152
Student Age% Under 2551%
 % 25 and Over49%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time87%
 % Part-time13%
Race/Ethnicity% White80.3%
 % Black1.0%
 % Asian1.0%
 % Latino2.4%
 % Native American12.7%
 % Race Unknown2.6%
 % International student0%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadNO
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyCAD, Drafting
Art Degrees OfferedAssociates Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionYes
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptNot applicable
 High School RankingNot applicable
 College Prep CoursesNot applicable
 Letter of RecommendationNot applicable
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNot applicable
 Admissions ExaminationNot applicable
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Not applicable
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$20
 In-State Tuition & Fees$4,860
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$4,860
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid84%
 % Undergraduates with Loans74%
 % Undergraduates with Grants59%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$2,650
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$6,585
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,324
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,350

Neighborhood Data for the Rapid City Area

Median Age35.8
Median Household Income$44,740
Total Population67,193
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.0% 51.0%
 Age 0-947.7%52.3%
 Age 10-1753.8%46.2%
 Age 18-2453.9%46.1%
 Age 25-2952.4%47.6%
 Age 30-3948.4%51.6%
Race/Ethnicity% White81.5%
 % Black1.2%
 % Asian1.2%
 % Latino4.4%
 % Native American10.9%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.1%


On Campus Housing ProvidedNo
Meal Plan ProvidedNo
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$6,585
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$629
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50077.3%48.1%10.4%
 $500 to $74911.3%32.8%0.0%
 $750 to $9992.6%11.1%33.0%
 Over $10008.8%8.0%9.9%
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