Enrollment increases slightly at South Dakota’s technical colleges

Fall 2020 enrollment in South Dakota’s technical college system has increased by 55 students over last fall, to a total headcount of 7,177. The number includes all full-time and part-time students, as well as participants in the high school dual-credit program.

The system includes Lake Area Technical College in Watertown, Mitchell Technical College,, Southeast Technical College in Sioux Falls, and Western Dakota Technical College in Rapid City.

South Dakota’s technical colleges have experienced steady enrollment increases over the past five years. Nick Wendell, Executive Director of the South Dakota Board of Technical Education, says the growth can be partially attributed to increased enrollment in programs related to construction, health sciences, and marketing.


October 6, 2020