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August 31 , 2021

For Immediate Release

Lake Area Tech Earns Top Spot on Niche’s Best Community Colleges in South Dakota List

Watertown, SD – Lake Area Technical College earned the number one community college distinction in South Dakota on Niche’s 2022 Best Community Colleges in South Dakota  list.  The ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni.

In addition, Lake Area Tech was also ranked number 4 on Niche’s 2022 Best Community Colleges in America list and number 8 on its Best Online Colleges in America List.  For the purpose of this ranking, community colleges include public post-secondary institutions where the majority of degrees conferred are two-year degrees or fewer. The same methodology is used to produce the Overall Niche Grade for each ranked school as well as additional community colleges. Statistics obtained from the U.S. Department of Education represent the most recent data available, as self-reported by the colleges.

Niche is a website that helps students discover the schools and neighborhoods that are right for them.  It rigorously analyze dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college, and neighborhood in the U.S.