Mitchell Technical Institute

821 N Capital St, Mitchell, SD 57301

School Details

Mitchell Technical Institute is a public, two-year institution of higher education, located in the city of Mitchell, South Dakota.

MTI was founded in 1968 as part of a statewide system of four technical institutes. Its campus lies on more than 80 acres about 65 miles west of Sioux Falls.

Demographics at Mitchell Technical Institute are as follows:

  • About 1,200 students enrolled
  • Student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1
  • About 80 percent of students study full-time
  • Approximately two-thirds of students are male
  • More than 90 percent of students are White
  • Approximately 30 percent of students are over the age of 25 years old
  • About 5 percent of students are from out-of-state

Mitchell Technical Institute offers 29 on-campus and 7 online programs in Agriculture and Transportation Technology, Business and Service Industries, Construction and Manufacturing Technologies, Energy Production and Transmission, Engineering Technologies, and Health Sciences. The Dual Credit program provides students the opportunity to earn college credit and high school credit. About 13 percent of students are enrolled in distance education. Students can complete seven programs of study completely online. Community services offered at MTI include Corporate Training, Electric Code Training, Ed2Go Online Training, and other Seminars and Events.

Campus life at MTI includes the Student Representatives Board, the Rodeo Team, Skills USA, Student Veterans Organization, Campus Crusade for Christ, and the MTI Archery Club. The Mitchell Recreation Center offers students the ability to join a basketball League, Volleyball League, Racquetball League. Students also go to the “Rec Center” to weight life, attend gymnastics classes, swim in the indoor pool, weight lift, roller skate, or work out on a cardio machine. All MTI students may use the Mitchell Rec Center free of charge with a MTI student identification card. Student services include remedial services, academic and career counseling, employment services, placement services, and on-campus daycare.

Mitchell Technical Institute has an open admissions policy. Students applying must submit an application along with high school transcripts or any other pertinent transcripts or GED scores. SAT, ACT, or Compass test scores must be submitted as well. MTI encourages applicants to apply early as class enrollments are limited. Semesters begin in August and January. Students with an ACT score of 24 or higher and a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher will automatically qualify to be an MTI Star Scholar, which awards students with a scholarship of $1,000 during their first semester.

About 93 percent of students at Mitchell Technical Institute receive financial aid. To qualify for financial aid and scholarships, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year after January 1. Forms of financial aid include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, and Federal Direct Student Loans (Subsidized, Unsubsidized, and PLUS), Legacy Scholarships, MTI Star Scholarships, and Federal Work-Study. MTI awards more than 100 scholarships annually.

Mitchell Technical Institute is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.




School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    At least 2, but les than 4 academic years
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    Open Admissions
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