Western Dakota Technical Institute
Western Dakota Technical Institute is one of the five public 2-year colleges in South Dakota. The campus is located in a rural area, in Rapid City.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,050 students attend the school. Every year 31% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Western Dakota Technical Institute's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,648, and fees were $3,712. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $3,648 and $3,712 respectively.
|Campus LocaleFringe Rural|
|Number of Students1,050|
|Student to Faculty Ratio12:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||4||43|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1983 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$114/credit|
|In State Students||$114/credit|
|Out of State Students||$114/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 90% of Western Dakota Technical Institute's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||11%||$2,178|
|State Grant & Scholarships||6%||$2,418|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||13%||$1,279|
|Federal Student Loans||70%||$5,664|
$13,114Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$12,166|
|$30,001 to $48,000$13,540|
|$48,001 to $75,000$15,652|
|$75,001 to $110,000$17,393|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and South Dakota state board of nursing.