Western Dakota Technical Institute

Rapid City, SD 57703
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students1,050
Student to Faculty Ratio12:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate60%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 4 43
Associate's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 67%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1983 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$114/credit
In State Students$114/credit
Out of State Students$114/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $5,130 $5,130 $5,130
ADN 70 $7,980 $7,980 $7,980
BSN 125 $14,250 $14,250 $14,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 58% $4,136
Other Federal Grant 11% $2,178
State Grant & Scholarships 6% $2,418
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 13% $1,279
Federal Student Loans 70% $5,664
Private Loans 2% $10,000


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$17,113

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Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

Relevant scholarships

No relevant scholarships found

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and South Dakota state board of nursing.
Western Dakota Technical Institute
800 Mickelson Dr
Rapid City, SD 57703

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