Lake Area Technical College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,720
2022 Average Net Price
$12,735
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.09%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
2,238
68.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
70%
406 Graduates

About

Lake Area Technical College is a higher education institution located in Codington County, SD. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Lake Area Technical College were Diesel Mechanics Technology (66 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (36 degrees), and Computer Science (30 degrees).

In 2022, 793 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Lake Area Technical College. 47.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 52.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (695 degrees), 33.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (21 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Lake Area Technical College is $3,720, which is $−4,392 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Lake Area Technical College is $3,720, which is $−4,392 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,735.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Lake Area Technical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,720
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Lake Area Technical College was $3,720. The cost of tuition at Lake Area Technical College is $−4,392 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$12,735
2022 Value
2.56%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Lake Area Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,735. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Lake Area Technical College grew by 2.56%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,270
Room and Board
$1,490
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Lake Area Technical College was of $7,270 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.96% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,490. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.05% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
63%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Lake Area Technical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 26.9% with respect to 2021, when 78% 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.
2.09%
2019 Default Rate
16
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Lake Area Technical College was 2.09%, which represents 16 out of the 765 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Lake Area Technical College had a total enrollment of 2,238 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Lake Area Technical College is 1,526 students and the part-time enrollment is 712. This means that 68.2% of students enrolled at Lake Area Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Lake Area Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 91.6% White, 2.06% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.74% Hispanic or Latino, 1.03% Black or African American, 0.804% Asian, 0.357% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.179% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Lake Area Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (53.5%), followed by White Female (37.8%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (1.25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Lake Area Technical College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,238 students. The full-time enrollment at Lake Area Technical College is 1,526 and the part-time enrollment is 712. This means that 68.2% of students enrolled at Lake Area Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2022 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 Lake Area Technical College was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Lake Area Technical College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,049 enrolled students
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    46 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    39 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Lake Area Technical College is 91.6% White, 2.06% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.74% Hispanic or Latino, 1.03% Black or African American, 0.804% Asian, 0.357% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.179% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 47 students (2.1%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 39 fewer women than men received degrees from Lake Area Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Lake Area Technical College is white (695 degrees awarded). There were 33.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (21 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Lake Area Technical College is Diesel Mechanics Technology (66 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (36 degrees) and Computer Science (30 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Lake Area Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Precision Production (74 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (130 degrees), and Transportation (23 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lake Area Technical College are Social workers, all other (150,104 people), Other managers (70,483 people), Construction managers (44,549 people), Software developers (35,562 people), and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (34,250 people).

The most specialized majors at Lake Area Technical College in 2022 are Precision Production (74 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (130 degrees), Transportation (23 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (49 degrees), and Construction (19 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lake Area Technical College are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, and Personal financial advisors

The most specialized majors at Lake Area Technical College are Precision Production (74 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (130 degrees), Transportation (23 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (49 degrees), and Construction (19 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Lake Area Technical College are Construction (108,049 people), Individual & family services (94,629 people), Elementary & secondary schools (88,528 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (60,312 people), and Computer Systems Design (52,710 people).

The most specialized majors at Lake Area Technical College are Precision Production (74 degrees awarded), Mechanical Technologies (130 degrees), Transportation (23 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (49 degrees), and Construction (19 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Lake Area Technical College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 66 degrees awarded
  2. 36 degrees awarded
  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Lake Area Technical College was Diesel Mechanics Technology with 66 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

416
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
377
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 416 degrees were awarded to men at Lake Area Technical College, which is 1.1 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (377).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Lake Area Technical College in Diesel Mechanics Technology, which is 65 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 69 degrees were awarded to men at Lake Area Technical College in Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training, which is 8.63 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%
100% Completion Time
74%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 67% of students graduating from Lake Area Technical College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Lake Area Technical College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 5.67% of graduates (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    695 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    21 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Lake Area Technical College is white (695 degrees awarded). There were 33.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (21 degrees).

5.55% of degree recipients (44 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    370 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    325 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female
    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Lake Area Technical College is white male (370 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (325 degrees).

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Operations

Lake Area Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $27.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 15.8k (0.057%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Lake Area Technical College had a total salary expenditure of 30.9M. Lake Area Technical College employs 114 Instructors. Most academics at Lake Area Technical College are Male Instructor (66), and Female Instructor (48).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lake Area Technical College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 20 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 18 employees, and Service with 13 employees.

Endowment

$27.8M
2022 Endowment
69.1%
growth from 2021

Lake Area Technical College has an endowment valued at about $27.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Lake Area Technical College grew 69.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $22.6M higher 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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Salary Expenditure

$12.2M
2022 Salaries
2.13%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Lake Area Technical College paid a median of $12.2M in salaries, which represents 39.4% of their overall expenditure ($30.9M) and a 2.13% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.4M
Instructional Salaries
114
Number of Employees

In 2022, Lake Area Technical College paid a total of $7.4M to 114 employees working as instructors, which represents 60.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
114 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
20 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Lake Area Technical College was Instructor with 114 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Lake Area Technical College were Office and Administrative Support with 20 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 18 employees, and Service with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Lake Area Technical College was Male Instructor with 66 employees, and Female Instructor with 48 employees.

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