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Record Enrollment at Lake Area Technical College Boosted by Online Degree Participation

Posted on: July 31, 2019   |   Category: News

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July 31, 2019

Watertown, SD – Mid-July marked the official end of the 2018-19 school year at Lake Area Technical College and with that, enrollment data showed a record 2,632 students registered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. That number is the projected enrollment figure for 2043. The rise in enrollment is due in part to increased interest in the online programs. Currently, Lake Area Technical College offers 18 online e-degrees and options for students who aren’t able to complete a degree the traditional on-campus method.

Nearly 17 percent of students at Lake Area Technical College earn a degree through online training. The vast majority of program coursework is completed through online assignments and group/instructor interaction. Students occasionally visit campus for mandatory testing and program-specific activities. The top three programs at Lake Area Technical College for online degree-seekers are Practical Nursing, Business Associate, and Financial Services. For more information about online degrees at LATI, please visit www.lakeareatech.edu.  

To coincide with our record enrollment, Lake Area Tech’s online programs are recognized this month on Study.com’s national list of the Best Online Associates Degree Programs at number six. Read more here: https://study.com/resources/online-associates-degrees.