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

1,205 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,630 Avg In-State Tuition

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Southeast Technical College Rankings

We have ranked Southeast Tech as #321 out of 1,831 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list.

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 been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#65 Best Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#87 Best Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Construction Engineering Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Construction Engineering Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Electronics Maintenance & Repair Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Precision Production Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Precision Metal Working Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Southeast Tech has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#13 Best Surgical Technology Schools College Factual
#21 Best Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Schools College Factual
#28 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Schools College Factual
#49 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Schools College Factual
#90 Best Computer Science Schools Computer Science Degree
#182 Best Allied Health Professions Schools College Factual

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: 605-367-6175

Can I Afford Southeast Tech?

$3,630 In-State Tuition
66% Take Out Loans
8.5% Loan Default Rate
During the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time students at Southeast Tech paid $121 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 $3,630 $3,630
Fees $3,840 $3,840
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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Southeast Tech, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $6,505 a year. That adds up to $26,020 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Southeast Tech is 8.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Southeast Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,205 Full-Time Undergraduates
44% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,330 undergraduate students at Southeast Tech, with 1,205 being full-time and 1,125 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,205 full-time undergraduates at Southeast Tech, 56% are male and 44% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 23
Black or African American 52
Hispanic or Latino 35
White 1,020
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 74

Online Learning at Southeast Technical College

462 Took All Classes Online
1,039 Took At Least One Class Online
22.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 1,039 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 22.7%. This is the #875 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 0 101 101
Surgical Technology 0 28 0 28
Welding Technology/Welder 15 0 12 27
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 0 8 17 25
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 0 9 14 23
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist 0 21 0 21
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 19 1 20
Construction Engineering Technology 4 15 0 19
Electrician 0 15 0 15
General Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences 0 14 0 14
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 0 0 13 13
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 13 0 13
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 0 13 0 13
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 0 0 13 13
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 0 13 0 13
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 0 11 2 13
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology 0 10 0 10
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk 0 0 10 10
Surveying Technology/Surveying 0 9 0 9
Civil Drafting & Civil Engineering CAD/CADD 0 8 0 8
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 0 8 8
Electroneurodiagnostic/Electroencephalographic Technology/Technologist 0 8 0 8
General Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair 0 6 0 6
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 4 0 4
Communications Systems Installation & Repair Technology 3 0 0 3
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 22 224 191 437


*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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