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Mitchell Technical College Overview

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

What Is Mitchell Technical College Known For?

474 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Mitchell Tech.
  • In 2017-2018, 91% of the faculty were full-time.

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Mitchell Technical College Rankings

Mitchell Tech is ranked #403 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#91 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#156 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Radio, TV & Digital Communication Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Other Construction Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Communication & Journalism Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Electrical & Power Installation Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Construction Trades Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Best Allied Health Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Mitchell Technical College?

Location of Mitchell Technical College

Contact details for Mitchell Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1800 E. Spruce Street, Mitchell, SD 57301
Phone: 605-995-3025

How Do I Get Into Mitchell Tech?

You can apply to Mitchell Tech online at:

Mitchell Technical College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Mitchell Technical College?

67% Take Out Loans
7.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Mitchell Tech, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $5,666 a year. That adds up to $22,664 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mitchell Tech is 7.6%. 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.

Mitchell Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

848 Full-Time Undergraduates
29% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,162 undergraduate students at Mitchell Tech, with 848 being full-time and 314 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Mitchell Tech

Gender Diversity

Of the 848 full-time undergraduates at Mitchell Tech, 71% are male and 29% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Mitchell Tech

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mitchell Tech Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 14
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 31
White 754
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 44

Online Learning at Mitchell Technical College

242 Took All Classes Online
323 Took At Least One Class Online
10.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 323 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 13th most popular in South Dakota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Mitchell Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mitchell Technical College was 10.7%. This is the #1,290 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Mitchell Tech regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Mitchell Tech majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 38%
Entrepreneurial Studies 50%
Health Professions 2%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Mitchell Tech ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Mitchell Tech.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Electronics Engineering Technology #9
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services #26
Entrepreneurial Studies #30
Allied Health Professions #46
Business Support & Assistant Services #52
Engineering Technologies #67
Health & Medical Administrative Services #164
Health Professions #451

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%.

Mitchell Technical College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 51 68 119
Agricultural Production 0 38 0 38
Industrial Production Technology 0 24 1 25
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 24 0 24
Accounting 0 22 0 22
Allied Health Professions 3 18 0 21
Building Management & Inspection 0 20 0 20
Environmental Control Technology 0 20 0 20
Geography & Cartography 0 17 2 19
Agricultural Mechanization 0 18 0 18
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 15 15
Information Technology 0 12 1 13
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 13 0 13
Agricultural Economics & Business 12 0 0 12
Business Administration & Management 12 0 0 12
Culinary Arts 0 9 3 12
Human Services 0 12 0 12
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 11 0 11
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 10 0 10
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 10 0 10
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 8 8
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 7 1 8
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 3 1 4
Other Construction 0 1 2 3
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 2 0 2
Ground Transportation 2 0 0 2
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 1
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 29 343 102 474


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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