Another student enrollment record set at LATC!

September 12, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–With steady growth in recent years, it’s no surprise to hear that Lake Area Technical College has set another fall student enrollment record.

LATC says student numbers are up another 2.2 percent this year.

Fall semester enrollment is 2,238 compared to 2,190 last fall.

Nearly 17 percent of the student body is taking online programs and nearly ten percent of the students are receiving full-ride Build Dakota scholarships.

Along with enrollment, the footprint of the campus is also growing.

The building expansions, which are under construction and scheduled to be completed in 2024 , include a Diesel Technology addition, the Dana J. Dykhouse Business Center of Learning, the Advanced Manufacturing Center, and a connecting pedestrian archway over Arrow Avenue.

Additionally, Custom Paint and Fabrication and an Aviation Center for Aviation Maintenance, Professional Fixed-Wing Pilot and UAS programs are part of future expansion projects.