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Mitchell Technical College Overview

Located in Mitchell, South Dakota, Mitchell Technical College is a public institution. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of Mitchell Tech.

What Is Mitchell Technical College Known For?

453 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Mitchell Tech.
  • For the 2019-2020 academic year, 89% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Mitchell Tech with a bachelor's degree make about $46,992 a year. That's 15% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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Mitchell Technical College Rankings

Mitchell Tech landed the #378 spot in our 2023 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,018 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

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
#82 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#175 Best Associate Degree 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 Other Construction Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Entrepreneurial Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Electromechanical Engineering Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Human Services Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Business Support & Assistance Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Public & Social Service Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Electrical & Power Installation Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Construction Trades Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Business, Management & Marketing Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#98 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Welding Engineering Technology Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#1 Best Agronomy & Crop Science Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#2 Best Electrician Schools College Factual
#3 Best Electrical & Power Transmission Installers Schools College Factual
#7 Best Construction Trades Schools College Factual
#202 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central

Where Is 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. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Mitchell Technical College?

58% Take Out Loans
5.7% Loan Default Rate

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 Mitchell Tech, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $6,378 a year. That adds up to $25,512 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mitchell Tech is 5.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Mitchell Technical College Undergraduate Student Diversity

855 Full-Time Undergraduates
33% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,162 undergraduate students at Mitchell Tech, with 855 being full-time and 307 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 855 full-time undergraduates at Mitchell Tech, 67% are male and 33% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 20
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 35
White 737
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 55

Online Learning at Mitchell Technical College

220 Took All Classes Online
312 Took At Least One Class Online
8.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 312 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 12th most popular in South Dakota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Mitchell Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mitchell Technical College was 8.2%. This is the #1,455 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 29%
Business, Management & Marketing 13%
Construction Trades 1%
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 2%
Entrepreneurial Studies 25%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 50%

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
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers #4
Construction Trades #15
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services #66
Entrepreneurial Studies #133
Allied Health Professions #145
Business Support & Assistant Services #241

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 1 52 72 125
Agricultural Economics & Business 17 19 0 36
Agricultural Mechanization 0 32 0 32
Industrial Production Technology 0 20 4 24
Building Management & Inspection 0 23 0 23
Allied Health Professions 0 19 0 19
Accounting 0 18 0 18
Business Administration & Management 0 0 18 18
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 17 0 17
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 17 17
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 16 0 16
Agricultural Production 0 13 0 13
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 11 1 12
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 10 0 10
Human Services 0 10 0 10
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 9 0 9
Energy Systems Maintenance and Repair Technologies. 0 9 0 9
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 9 0 9
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 7 1 8
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 8 8
Health & Medical Administrative Services 1 7 0 8
Information Technology 0 4 0 4
Other Construction 0 1 3 4
Culinary Arts 0 2 1 3
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 1 0 1
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0
Ground Transportation 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 19 309 125 453


*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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