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LATI Demographics & Diversity

Watertown, South Dakota

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Extremely Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at LATI are almost exclusively White with a small American Indian/Alaskan population. The school has extremely low racial diversity. 10% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Lake Area Technical Institute students
Race Percent of Students
White 90%
Black 0%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 0%
Race Unknown 5%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 12% more male students than female students enrolled at Lake Area Technical Institute with a gender ratio of 53% men to 47% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, LATI has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Lake Area Technical Institute students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 53%
Women 47%
Enrollment by gender for Lake Area Technical Institute students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,187
Women 1,058

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

LATI serves a very low number of students outside of South Dakota, with 81 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Lake Area Technical Institute students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 81%
Out of State 19%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$46,719 per year

40% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 14.9%
Part time Undergrads 9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219143 IPEDS survey data for Lake Area Technical Institute.