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Southeast Technical College is a public institution situated in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The rural area surrounding Southeast Tech is great for students who love a peaceful atmosphere.

1,349 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,146 Avg In-State Tuition

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Southeast Technical College Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, Southeast Tech is ranked #154 out of 1,680 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 8 colleges in South Dakota, it is ranked at #2.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Southeast Tech has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

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Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Southeast Tech.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Health Sciences & Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#5 Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
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#10 Best Value Health/Medical Admin Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
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Where Is Southeast Technical College?


Contact details for Southeast Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2320 N Career Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57107-1301
Phone: 605-367-7624

Can I Afford Southeast Tech?

$3,146 In-State Tuition
82% Take Out Loans
9.3% Loan Default Rate
During the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time students at Southeast Tech paid $248 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $3,146 $3,146
Fees $3,302 $3,302
Books and Supplies $2,400 $2,400
On Campus Room and Board $8,405 $8,405
On Campus Other Expenses $4,506 $4,506

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Southeast Tech, approximately 82% of students took out student loans averaging $6,621 a year. That adds up to $26,484 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Southeast Tech is 9.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Southeast Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,349 Full-Time Undergraduates
43% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,380 undergraduate students at Southeast Tech, with 1,349 being full-time and 1,031 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,349 full-time undergraduates at Southeast Tech, 57% are male and 43% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southeast Technical College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 29
Black or African American 57
Hispanic or Latino 60
White 1,129
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 74

Online Learning at Southeast Technical College

219 Took All Classes Online
830 Took At Least One Class Online
-11.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 830 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Southeast Tech has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Southeast Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southeast Technical College was -11.2%. This is the #2,080 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Southeast Tech regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Southeast Technical College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 0 0 70 70
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 0 11 29 40
Welding Technology/Welder 28 0 0 28
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 0 25 0 25
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 23 1 24
Sterile Processing Technology/Technician 0 23 0 23
Manufacturing Engineering Technology 0 20 0 20
Surveying Technology/Surveying 0 19 0 19
Civil Drafting & Civil Engineering CAD/CADD 0 18 0 18
Electrician 0 16 0 16
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician 16 0 0 16
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 15 0 15
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 0 14 0 14
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 14 0 14
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 13 0 0 13
Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD 0 12 0 12
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 6 5 11
Other Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection 0 9 0 9
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 9 0 9
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk 9 0 0 9
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist 0 8 0 8
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 8 0 0 8
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist 0 6 0 6
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 0 6 0 6
General Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair 0 6 0 6
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 0 5 5
Medical Insurance Specialist/Medical Biller 5 0 0 5
Biomedical Technology 0 0 0 0
Surgical Technology/Technologist 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 79 260 110 449


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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