MTI Facts
Students will find an amazing variety of occupations open to them after attending Mitchell Tech.  Whether they want to communicate with someone on another continent, create a show-stopping meal, build a home for a young family, x-ray a broken arm, or ride off into the sunset on a custom-built motorcycle, MTI has 29 programs, many of them nationally or regionally unique, available.
  • We are fully accredited, ensuring access to financial aid
  • There is no difference in in-state/out-of-state tuition—an education at MTI is affordable and a great value.
Students will find a friendly, helpful admissions staff and some of the greatest faculty anywhere, ready to listen and offer guidance.  We know what a big decision it is for high school students to choose their future.  We at MTI are here to help.

Founded 1968
Location Mitchell, SD (Population 15,500)
Accreditation The Higher Learning Commission
Degree Granted
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Campus Size
80+ acres located at 1800 E. Spruce St., Mitchell, SD 57301
Total Current Enrollment
Tuition $99 per credit both in & out of state
Scholarships Awarded
100+ annually
Financial Aid
93% of students receive financial aid assistance
83% students work part-time or full-time while attending MTI
98% of students find employment upon graduation
78% of graduates stay in SD
55 full-time; 5 adjunct
Student/Faculty Ratio:


Chartered in 1966, Mitchell Technical Institute opened in September 1968 as part of a statewide system of four technical institutes.  Nearly 15,000 students have graduated since that time. The Institute is governed by the Board of Education of the Mitchell School District 17-2 and operates under rules and regulations set forth by the South Dakota Board of Education. MTI enjoys a close relationship with Mitchell and regional communities.  There are established advisory committees of community and regional representatives who provide program input and support.


MTI is located in Mitchell, SD, on Interstate 90 approximately 65 miles west of Sioux Falls.  The school is housed on 80+ acres at 1800 E. Spruce St., Mitchell, SD 57301.  View maps and driving directions here.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR, SCHEDULE OF CLASSES AND COURSE CATALOG MTI operates on a semester calendar. There are two semesters, starting in late August and early January. Click here to view the calendar for the current year.

A schedule of classes is published prior to registration for each semester. Check out our latest schedule of classes

Our catalog is published each year and posted to the MTI web site. For your convenience, you may download it in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) for reading at your leisure off-line.


Mitchell Technical Institute is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission at 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602; 800-621-7440. The Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited MTI as an associate degree-granting institution since 1989.

DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES Mitchell Technical Institute offers 29 on-campus and 7 online programs (Click here to view a list of divisions and programs)

  • Agriculture & Transportation Technologies
  • Business & Service Industries
  • Construction & Manufacturing Technologies
  • Energy Production & Transmission
  • Engineering Technologies
  • Health Sciences
  • Online

Programs are offered for Associate of Applied Science degrees, diplomas and certificates.