Lake Area Technical Institute Nursing Programs
Located in Watertown, South Dakota, Lake Area Technical Institute is a public institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Watertown draws many to the area.
Lake Area Technical Institute Rankings
LATI is ranked #185 out of 1,672 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 12 colleges in South Dakota, it is ranked at #3.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
LATI has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
|#2||Best Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#78||Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at LATI.
Where Is Lake Area Technical Institute?
Contact details for LATI are given below.
|Address:||1201 Arrow Avenue, Watertown, SD 57201-0730|
How Do I Get Into LATI?
You can apply to LATI online at: www.lakeareatech.edu/
Can I Afford Lake Area Technical Institute?
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At LATI, approximately 87% of students took out student loans averaging $6,065 a year. That adds up to $24,260 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at LATI is 7.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Lake Area Technical Institute Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 1,509 full-time undergraduates at LATI, 58% are male and 42% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lake Area Technical Institute students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||15|
|Hispanic or Latino||21|
Over 6 countries are represented at LATI. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Paraguay, South Korea, and Bangladesh.
Online Learning at Lake Area Technical Institute
The following chart shows how the online learning population at LATI has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 4th most popular in South Dakota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Growth Rankings of LATI
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Lake Area Technical Institute was 5,098.3%. This is the #15 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at LATI regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of LATI majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training||12%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at LATI ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at LATI.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants||#1|
|Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training||#1|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Lake Area Technical Institute Nursing Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training||65||65|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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