Southeast Technical Institute

  • 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%.

Top Rankings

Southeast Technical Institute ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in South Dakota for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 231 teachers has grown by 42% over five years.
Southeast Technical Institute(SD) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty231 staff208 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

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 Enrollment2,380 students1,569 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:19:1
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# Full-Time Students1,349 students848 students
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# Part-Time Students1,031 students721 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
202202
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
3%
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% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
4%
4%
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% Black
5%
7%
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% White
84%
79%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.290.37
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College Completion Rate
45%
45%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,900$38,900
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Tuition Cost 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
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Tuition Notesper credit
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

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

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Southeast Technical Institute is Northwest Iowa Community College (53.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,777 students | 53.30 Mi603 W Park St
    Sheldon, IA 51201
    (712) 324-5061
    53.301,777
  • 1,162 students | 61.70 Mi1800 E. Spruce Street
    Mitchell, SD 57301
    (605) 995-3025
    61.701,162
  • St Luke's College
    Private not-for-profit
    235 students | 75.10 Mi2720 Stone Park Blvd
    Sioux City, IA 51104
    (712) 279-3149
    75.10235
  • 5,976 students | 78.50 Mi4647 Stone Ave
    Sioux City, IA 51102
    (712) 274-6400
    78.505,976
  • 2,228 students | 93.30 Mi1201 Arrow Avenue
    Watertown, SD 57201
    (605) 882-5284
    93.302,228
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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.