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Any person 16 years of age or older capable of benefiting from instruction is eligible to apply for admission, regardless of previous education. Applicants will be accepted into educational programs in which they demonstrate a reasonable prospect for success. The Institute reserves the right to admit applicants based upon previous academic achievements and life experiences. To be accepted to Mitchell Tech and placed in a program, students must meet the admissions requirements of the Institute and the requirements established for each program.

Institute requirements are as follows:

  • Applicants must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certicate (GED) for full-time admission. (High school students requesting dual credit status must receive approval.)
  • Applicants must complete the established application process as listed.
  • Applicants must meet the requirements of each program. (Program requirements are found in each program section of this catalog.)
  • Applicants must meet minimum entrance examination scores. (Remedial courses are offered to students desiring to improve their math and English skills.)

Students unable to meet program requirements may receive conditional acceptance. Students may upgrade conditional acceptance to official acceptance through a committee review, or by successfully completing coursework counting as requirements toward a program with a grade point average of at least 2.00. Upon acceptance, students will be advised of courses and program options. Students may enroll for degree or diploma options. If the program is fully enrolled, students will be placed on a waiting list.

Admission to Mitchell Tech is open to anyone without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, handicap, economic status, national origin, or ancestry, in accordance with federal law.

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The tuition is set by the South Dakota Board of Education. Tuition and fees are payable at the time of registration. However, to accommodate first-time borrowers, accounts will not become delinquent until after the 30th day of the semester. There is no difference between resident and non-resident tuition.


Mitchell Technical College and the state of South Dakota charge a variety of fees for students to attend classes.  Here is a breakdown of a single credit:

Tuition$124Supports all aspects of education and services
State Facility Fee$36Covers debt service for building construction
State M&R Fee$6Funds upkeep of campus land and facilities
Department Fee$30-$45Varies by department; costs specific to each program
Institutional Fee$32Technology, student services and activities
Total Cost per Credit$228-$243 
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If a program is fully enrolled, students already accepted into that program may be required to pay a $150 tuition deposit to maintain their enrollment status. The deposit will be credited to a student’s account and deducted from the total amount owed when the first billing statement is issued. Students not paying the deposit by the specified date will forfeit their place in the program. The deposit will be refunded if the request is received at Mitchell Tech in writing 30 days prior to the start of the program.


Students are required to purchase designated book, supplies, tools and uniforms as assigned by the instructor in each course. Most programs specify tools and/or uniforms that are characteristic of the occupation for which the student is enrolled. Many of these materials can be purchased online (textbooks and laptops; tools; scrubs).

Students who enroll need to prepare for some initial expenses at the start of the term. Books, supplies, and tools will be required for all classes. Financial aid loans are not available to first time borrowers until the 30th day of the term. Please budget accordingly when making your school plans.


Students who leave the college and desire a financial refund of tuition should see the Student Handbook for details.

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