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WDT Ranks #35 on 50 Best Trade Schools Programs Report has published its 2020 rankings, and Western Dakota Tech (WDT) is ranked #35 for The 50 Best Trade Schools Programs (2020-2021 School Year)! The full report and info about WDT is available at: The 50 Best Trade Schools Programs (2020-2021 School Year)

To compile the list, says it considered hundreds of universities across the country and selected Western Dakota Tech based on academic and career resources, the quality of education, faculty, and more. 

According to, since 2003 the organization has been helping millions of students research potential schools, degrees, and careers, and this list of The 50 Best Trade Schools Programs (2020-2021 School Year) will help their users and potential students learn about our college's offerings. 

About Western Dakota Tech

Western Dakota Tech was established in 1968 and is the only technical college serving the western South Dakota region.

Western Dakota Tech offers programs in a variety of fields, including Business and Computers, Construction and Manufacturing, Energy and Environmental Technologies, Health Sciences, Legal and Public Services, and Transportation Technologies.

Ninety-nine percent of Western Dakota Tech's most recent graduates are working, continuing their education, or are enlisted in the military. [Placement information is derived from graduate surveys, faculty-collected data, placement surveys started six months after graduation, and the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation. Overall placement rate is figured by: (responding graduates employed, continuing education, or in military service)/(responding graduates who are seeking employment). The number of program graduates are unduplicated by CIP code.]

Western Dakota Tech faculty, staff, and administration focus their efforts on helping students gain the skills and experiences they need to succeed. Through hands-on learning, internships, and industry partnerships, Western Dakota Tech students graduate ready to make a real and immediate contribution to their employers and to their communities.

For information about Western Dakota Tech, call (800) 544-8765 or (605) 718-2565 or send an email to Visit us on the web at

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