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Southeast Technical College Overview

Southeast Technical College is a public institution situated in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of Southeast Tech.

What Is Southeast Technical College Known For?

933 Undergraduate Awards
  • The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at Southeast Tech.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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Southeast Technical College Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, Southeast Tech is ranked #100 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 11 colleges in South Dakota, it is ranked at #1.

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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#16 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#216 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 Southeast Tech.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Agriculture Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Communications Technology/Support Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Horticulture Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Insurance Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Graphic Communications Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Computer Programming Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Southeast Technical College?

Location of 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

How Do I Get Into Southeast Tech?

You can apply to Southeast Tech online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Southeast Technical College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Southeast Technical College?

82% Take Out Loans
9.3% 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 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.

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

Gender Diversity

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

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Southeast Tech

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Southeast Tech Undergraduate Students
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.


This school is the 5th 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 Southeast Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southeast Technical College was -11.2%. This is the #2,587 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Southeast Tech regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 14%
Computer Programming 5%
Finance & Financial Management 60%
Other Computer & Information Sciences 23%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Southeast 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 Southeast Tech.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Insurance #15
Other Computer & Information Sciences #20
General Sales & Marketing #45
Computer Programming #93
Finance & Financial Management #100
Entrepreneurial Studies #114
Business Support & Assistant Services #181
General Business/Commerce #223
Accounting #354
Computer & Information Sciences #498

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
General Business/Commerce 0 116 0 116
Other Computer & Information Sciences 92 0 0 92
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 70 70
Health & Medical Administrative Services 14 11 29 54
Allied Health Professions 0 53 0 53
Nursing 0 51 0 51
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 43 6 49
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 8 23 0 31
Accounting 2 28 0 30
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 30 0 30
General Sales & Marketing 0 29 0 29
Precision Metal Working 28 0 0 28
Information Technology 0 26 0 26
Human Development & Family Studies 15 8 0 23
Horticulture 0 21 0 21
Computer Programming 0 21 0 21
Industrial Production Technology 0 20 0 20
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 19 0 19
Graphic Communications 0 17 0 17
Computer Systems Networking 0 16 0 16
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 16 0 16
Environmental Control Technology 16 0 0 16
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 15 0 15
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 15 0 15
Business Support & Assistant Services 8 6 0 14
Plumbing & Water Supply 13 0 0 13
Building Management & Inspection 0 9 0 9
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 9 0 9
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 6 0 6
Health Sciences & Services 0 6 0 6
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 6 0 6
Finance & Financial Management 0 5 0 5
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 5 5
Insurance 0 2 0 2
TOTAL 196 627 110 933


*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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