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Lake Area Technical College Earns Top Spot on Best Community College List

Posted on: June 7, 2017   |   Category: News
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June 7, 2017

For Immediate Release

Watertown, SD – Lake Area Technical College was named the top community college in the nation on Niche’s 2017 Best Community Colleges 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.

This ranking assesses 804 schools. 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, usually from 2014–2016, 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.