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Lake Area Tech Named Top Community College in South Dakota

Posted on: January 30, 2024   |   Category: News
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For Immediate Release
January 30, 2024

WATERTOWN, SD – Intelligent.com ranked Lake Area Technical College number one on its 2024 Best Community Colleges in South Dakota list. The methodology for the ranking included an extensive analysis of academic quality, graduation rates, cost-effectiveness, return on investment (ROI), and the availability of student resources.

In addition, Lake Area Tech was also ranked on Intelligent’s national Top Online Associate in Marketing Programs list and on its national Top Community Colleges list.   

 “Students choose Lake Area Tech because they know they’ll earn a top-notch technical education that will lead to well-paying, in-demand careers,” says President Tiffany Sanderson. “The focus of every staff and faculty member on our team is to ensure our students have tools for success as they pursue their goals. The value proposition is high for LATC students.”

Intelligent.com assists students in their pre-college journey by ranking colleges and programs across the country using aggregated publicly available data.

About Lake Area Technical College:

Founded in 1965 as the first technical school in South Dakota, Lake Area Technical College offers comprehensive technical education in 31 high-demand fields. Lake Area Tech has been nationally recognized as a leader in technical education with a strong record of success: 

  • More than 2,600 current students
  • 23,000+ graduates
  • 99% of graduates are employed or continuing education
  • 84% of graduates live and work in South Dakota
  • Aspen Prize Winner for Community College Excellence

Visit www.lakeareatech.edu to learn more about LATC.