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Graduation/Completion Rates

Western Dakota Tech provides the following information in compliance with the federal Higher Education Opportunity Act. 

The graduation rates reflect our cohorts of full-time, first-time, degree-seeking undergraduates that have received financial aid. The graduation rates show the graduation/completion status of students who enrolled for whom 150% of the normal time-to-completion of a four-year, undergraduate degree has elapsed.

Things to keep in mind when viewing this information:

  • Graduation rates reflect a specific group of students – summer and fall First-time, Full-time students.  While this is an important group to track, it does not represent all of our students, including students who start in the spring, transfer students, part-time students, or non-degree seeking students.
  • Students who withdrew for personal or medical reasons are included in the original headcount. 
  • Western Dakota Tech is committed to developing Transfer Agreements with multiple institutions so students have the option to continue their education, but our primary mission is to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to be successful in their chosen career. For this reason, we have chosen not to report our transfer-out rate.
IPEDS 2019-2020 Graduation Rates Survey

*Disaggregated rates are disclosed only for groups in which numbers are large enough to protect student identities. 

2016 Cohort of full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate
Number of New Full-Time StudentsGraduation Rate within 150% of normal time
Nonresident Alien
Men *
Women *
Hispanic/Latino Men 6
Women 6 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native Men 10 50%
Women 9 33%
Asian Men * *
Women * *
Men 2 0%
Women * *
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Men * *
Women * *
White Men 81 54%
Women 49 37%
Two or more races Men 3 33%
7 14%
Race unknown Men
* *
Women * *

MEN 102 51%
WOMEN 71 34%

Pell Grant Recipients at Western Dakota Tech 

(IPEDS 2020 Spring Submission)

Students Who Received a Pell GrantPercentage of Students
First-Time Student, Fall 2018 Cohort (Full-Time)
First-Time Student, Fall 2018 Cohort (Part-Time) 57%

(IPEDS 2019-2020 Student Financial Aid Survey)

Students Who Received a Pell GrantNumber of StudentsPercentage of Students
All Students (Fall 2018)
468 44%
First-Time, Full-Time Degree-Seeking Students (Fall 2018)
98 69%

Students Who Did Not Receive a Pell Grant
Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant  (Fall 2018)
Students who did not receive a subsidized Stafford Loan or a Pell Grant (Fall 2018)

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