Western Dakota Technical Institute

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,450

4.01% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,114

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

12.3%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

1,050

59.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

30.7%

43 Graduates

About

Western Dakota Technical Institute is a higher education institution located in Pennington County, SD. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Western Dakota Technical Institute were .

In 2017, 305 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Western Dakota Technical Institute. 50.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 49.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (252 degrees), 10.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (25 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Dakota Technical Institute is $3,450, which is $-3,964 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Western Dakota Technical Institute is $3,450, which is $-3,964 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,114.

In 2017, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,450

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Western Dakota Technical Institute was $3,450. The cost of tuition at Western Dakota Technical Institute is $-3,964 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$13,114

2017 Value

12.8%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Western Dakota Technical Institute had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,114. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Western Dakota Technical Institute grew by 12.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,934

Room and Board

$2,300

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Western Dakota Technical Institute was of $7,934 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,300. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 6.12% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Western Dakota Technical Institute received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 13% with respect to 2016, when 69% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

12.3%

2016 Default Rate

55

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Western Dakota Technical Institute was 12.3%, which represents 55 out of the 448 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Western Dakota Technical Institute has a total enrollment of 1,050 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Dakota Technical Institute is 626 students and the part-time enrollment is 424. This means that 59.6% of students enrolled at Western Dakota Technical Institute are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Dakota Technical Institute, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.8% White, 11.5% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.29% Hispanic or Latino, 2.57% Two or More Races, 1.81% Black or African American, 0.762% Asian, and 0.19% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western Dakota Technical Institute in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (44.1%), followed by White Female (30.2%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Male (7.51%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

59.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Western Dakota Technical Institute, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,050 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Dakota Technical Institute is 626 and the part-time enrollment is 424. This means that 59.6% of students enrolled at Western Dakota Technical Institute are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

60%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Western Dakota Technical Institute was 60%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Western Dakota Technical Institute had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    806

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    121

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    45

The enrolled student population at Western Dakota Technical Institute is 76.8% White, 11.5% American Indian or Alaska Native, 4.29% Hispanic or Latino, 2.57% Two or More Races, 1.81% Black or African American, 0.762% Asian, and 0.19% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 5 more women than men received degrees from Western Dakota Technical Institute. The majority of degree recipients at Western Dakota Technical Institute are white (252 degrees awarded). There were 10.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (25 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Western Dakota Technical Institute is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Western Dakota Technical Institute, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (8 degrees awarded), Precision Production (51 degrees), and Construction (16 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Dakota Technical Institute are Police officers (116,106 people), Other managers (73,932 people), Construction managers (39,880 people), Security guards & gaming surveillance officers (33,226 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (31,571 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Dakota Technical Institute are Library Science (8 degrees awarded), Precision Production (51 degrees), Construction (16 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (27 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (20 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Dakota Technical Institute are Physicians, Marketing managers, Chief executives & legislators, Information security analysts, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Western Dakota Technical Institute are Library Science (8 degrees awarded), Precision Production (51 degrees), Construction (16 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (27 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (20 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Western Dakota Technical Institute are Justice, public order, & safety activities (283,819 people), Construction (109,451 people), Elementary & secondary schools (74,231 people), Computer Systems Design (56,086 people), and National security & international affairs (38,362 people).

The most specialized majors at Western Dakota Technical Institute are Library Science (8 degrees awarded), Precision Production (51 degrees), Construction (16 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (27 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (20 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Western Dakota Technical Institute.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Western Dakota Technical Institute was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 150

  2. 155

In 2017, 150 degrees were awarded to men at Western Dakota Technical Institute, which is 0.968 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (155).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 34 degrees were awarded to men at Western Dakota Technical Institute in Other Precision Metal Working, which is 6.8 times more than the 5 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 43 degrees were awarded to women at Western Dakota Technical Institute in Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training, which is 10.8 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%

100% Completion Time

38%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 29% of students graduating from Western Dakota Technical Institute completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Male

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Western Dakota Technical Institute is Male and Black or African American (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.33% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    252 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    25 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    10 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Western Dakota Technical Institute is white (252 degrees awarded). There were 10.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (25 degrees).

0.328% of degree recipients (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    132 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    120 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female

    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Western Dakota Technical Institute is white male (132 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (120 degrees).

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Operations

Western Dakota Technical Institute has an endowment valued at nearly $173k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $545 (0.314%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Western Dakota Technical Institute had a total salary expenditure of $12.5M. Western Dakota Technical Institute employs 47 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Western Dakota Technical Institute are Male Instructors (25), Female Instructors(22), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Dakota Technical Institute are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 23 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 6 employees, and Management with 5 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$173k

2017 Endowment

1.24%

growth from 2016

Western Dakota Technical Institute has an endowment valued at about $173k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Western Dakota Technical Institute grew 1.24% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.49M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.05M - Federal

  2. $1.07M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Western Dakota Technical Institute received $1.05M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.07M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$5.34M

2017 Salaries

29.8%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Western Dakota Technical Institute paid a median of $5.34M in salaries, which represents 42.7% of their overall expenditure ($12.5M) and a 29.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.9% decline from 2015 and a 10.5% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.65M

Instructional Salaries

47

Number of Employees

In 2017, Western Dakota Technical Institute paid a total of $2.65M to 47 employees working as instructors, which represents 49.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.22M (34.5%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Career & Technical-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

47 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

23 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Western Dakota Technical Institute were Instructor with 47 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Dakota Technical Institute were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 23 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 6 employees; and Management with 5 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Instructor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Western Dakota Technical Institute was Male Instructor with 25 employees, Female Instructor with 22 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Western Dakota Technical Institute.

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