RAPID CITY, S.D. – Western Dakota Technical College continues to be one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by the Great Colleges to Work For® program.

This is the fourth consecutive year the college has earned the recognition.

The results were released on Monday, Sept. 13, and are based on a survey of 196 colleges and universities.

In all, 70 of the 196 institutions achieved Great College to Work For recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with WDTC included among the small universities with 500 to 2,999 students.

WDTC has previously earned Great Colleges to Work For status in 2018, 2019, and 2020. In addition, Western Dakota Technical College has earned honors in two categories this year: Shared Governance, and Faculty Experience.

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“Western Dakota Technical College is proud to have been selected a Great College to Work For four years in a row,” said WDTC President Ann Bolman. “Earning this achievement is not by chance. WDTC is a great place to work because we all enjoy preparing our students to progress and develop the technical skills they need for successful careers and rewarding lives.”

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institution questionnaire that captured employment data and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff.

The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was employee feedback.