• The mission of Southeast Technical Institute is to educate individuals for employment opportunities, professional growth and lifelong learning.

School Highlights

Southeast Technical College serves 2,330 students (52% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is higher than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 19%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,330 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,728
  • Out-state tuition: $4,728
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 16%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Southeast Technical College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 231 teachers has grown by 54% over five years.
Southeast Technical College
(SD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
231 staff
208 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southeast Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Southeast Technical College diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,330 students
1,440 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,205 students
845 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,125 students
708 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of Southeast Technical College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Southeast Technical College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
193 students
200 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,205 students
1,193 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
123 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,125 students
708 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
209 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
202 students
202 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
3%
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% Asian
3%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Southeast Technical College and the percentage of Asian community college students in SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hispanic
4%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Southeast Technical College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Southeast Technical College and the percentage of Black community college students in SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
84%
81%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Southeast Technical College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Unknown races
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Southeast Technical College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in SD.
Diversity Score
0.29
0.34
This chart display the diversity score of Southeast Technical College and the community college average diversity score of SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.97%
2.28%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Southeast Technical College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
0.14%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$38,900
$38,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Southeast Technical College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of SD by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,728 is less than the state average of $5,786. The in-state tuition has declined by 22% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,728 is less than the state average of $5,786. The out-state tuition has declined by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,728
$5,786
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Southeast Technical College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,728
$5,786
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Southeast Technical College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Tuition Notes
per credit
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
91%
93%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Southeast Technical College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$12,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Southeast Technical College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Southeast Technical College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in SD by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • Southeast Tech is one of the most affordable technical colleges in the United StatesOver 40 majorsLimited enrollment in most health programs

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Southeast Technical College cost?

Southeast Technical College's tuition is approximately $4,728 for In-State students and $4,728 for Out-State students.

What schools are Southeast Technical College often compared to?

Southeast Technical Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like Lake Area Technical College, Mitchell Technical College by visitors of our site.

What is Southeast Technical College's ranking?

Southeast Technical College ranks among the top 20% of community college in South Dakota for: Least expensive tuition, Largest student body and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,330 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,728
  • Out-state tuition: $4,728
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 16%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For South Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,786 per year for in-state students and $5,786 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,287 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

South Dakota community colleges have a diversity score of 0.34, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in South Dakota is National American University-Rapid City. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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