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

School Highlights

Southeast Technical Institute serves 2,380 students (57% 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 Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 21%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,380 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 Institute 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 42% over five years.
Southeast Technical Institute
(SD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
231 staff
208 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southeast Technical Institute has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The Southeast Technical Institute diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,380 students
1,569 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,349 students
848 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,031 students
721 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Southeast Technical Institute.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of SD.
Total Dormitory Capacity
202 students
202 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
3%
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% Asian
3%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Southeast Technical Institute and the percentage of Asian community college students in SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Hispanic
4%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Southeast Technical Institute and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
5%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Southeast Technical Institute and the percentage of Black community college students in SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
84%
79%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Southeast Technical Institute and the percentage of White community college students in SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Southeast Technical Institute and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Unknown races
1%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in SD.
Diversity Score
0.29
0.37
This chart display the diversity score of Southeast Technical Institute and the community college average diversity score of SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
College Completion Rate
45%
45%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Southeast Technical Institute and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of SD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$38,900
$38,900
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Southeast Technical Institute 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 $5,744. The in-state tuition has declined by 20% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $4,728 is less than the state average of $5,744. The out-state tuition has declined by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,728
$5,744
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$4,728
$5,744
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Southeast Technical Institute and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Tuition Notes
per credit
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
88%
94%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Southeast Technical Institute and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in SD by year, with the latest 2019-20 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 Institute and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in SD by year, with the latest 2018-19 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 Institute and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in SD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2020 (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

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,380 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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Did You Know?

For South Dakota public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,744 per year for in-state students and $5,744 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 0.37, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. 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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