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Lake Area Technical College

Established in 1965, Lake Area Technical College is one of four post-secondary technical colleges in South Dakota. Nationally recognized as the #1 two-year community college in the nation by the Aspen Institute in March 2017, Lake Area Tech offers 31 programs of interest, many of which are also offered as e-degrees. Our modern campus sits on 40 acres in the family-friendly community of Watertown, SD. Our Campus Expansion Plan is underway. Recently completed facilities include our healthcare building and The Lab. The Diesel building expansion and the Archway building (business programs) will commence in the spring.

Website:

https://www.lakeareatech.edu/

Category:

Small community college

Military Friendly Rating

We rate how Military Friendly an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The rating below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly.

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

54.33

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

72.73

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

53.98

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

88.24

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

100

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

87.8

Why you should attend?

We are grateful for the service of our military men and women! We appreciate their dedication to our nation and we are here to help them build on their military experience by continuing their education at Lake Area Tech. Our retention, graduation, and placement rates are among the highest in the nation with 99% of our graduates either employed, in the military, or continuing their education. Our Veteran Services staff members work one-on-one with military members to help make the transition from boots to books as seamless as possible. Lake Area Tech's hometown feel and military-friendly community provides a first-class foundation for employment in today's high demand fields.