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About MTI

About MTI


Mitchell Technical Institute will be an innovative leader in technical education and a valued partner in global workforce development, preparing students for career success and lifelong learning in an ever-changing world.

Amazing details about MTI:

  • 99% of graduates employed or continuing education within 6 months*
  • Named as one of 10 finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence
  • One of the newest campuses in the region
  • 35 on-campus academic programs and 4 online programs
  • More than 86% of MTI students receive financial aid
  • Located in Mitchell, South Dakota; founded in 1968
  • Military friendly school since 2010
  • Regionally unique programs

*Placement information available here.


It is the mission of Mitchell Technical Institute to provide skills for success in technical careers.


  • Learning:  MTI provides high-quality Associate of Applied Science degree, diploma, and certificate programs which prepare students for successful careers.
  • Life Skills:  MTI  prepares graduates for lifelong learning by building skills in technology, communication, professionalism, problem-solving, teamwork, and adaptability.
  • Access:  MTI provides educational services and quality training to students, alumni, businesses, and the community, both on campus and at a distance.
  • Innovation:  MTI integrates state-of-the-art technologies, instructional methods, and facilities to deliver a high-quality, unique educational experience.
  • Excellence:  MTI commits to improve student learning and institutional effectiveness through a system of assessment and continuous review.
  • Talent Investment:  MTI recruits, develops, and invests in skilled, dedicated, and student-oriented faculty and staff.
  • Community:  MTI builds student community through social and recreational activities, counseling support, and a student government structure administered through organized student services.
  • Diversity and Respect:  MTI seeks and values a diverse population and responds to the unique needs of individuals, recognizing the dignity and worth of all people and fostering a climate of respect among its students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Advocacy:  MTI promotes the value of technical education through the development of relationships with stakeholders and activities that raise awareness of the institute's mission.

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