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Southeast Technical College Overview

Southeast Technical College is a public institution located 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?

949 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Southeast Tech is the undergraduate certificate.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 35% of the faculty were full-time.

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Southeast Technical College Rankings

According to our 2022 analysis, Southeast Tech is ranked #337 out of 2,587 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

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
#68 Best Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#82 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 Finance & Financial Management Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Other Computer Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Insurance Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Entrepreneurial Studies Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Marketing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Computer & Information Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Allied Health Professions Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Business, Management & Marketing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#91 Best Health Professions Associate Degree 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
#14 Best Computer Programming Schools College Factual
#42 Best General Business/Commerce Schools College Factual
#57 Best Marketing Schools College Factual
#142 Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools College Factual
#157 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central
#180 Best Business, Management & Marketing 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

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?

66% Take Out Loans
8.5% Loan Default Rate

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.


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 2019-2020.

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 #1,005 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 Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
General Business/Commerce 0 124 0 124
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 0 101 101
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 96 96
Allied Health Professions 0 70 0 70
Nursing 0 51 0 51
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 43 3 46
Information Technology 0 36 0 36
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 9 24 33
Accounting 0 28 3 31
Computer Programming 9 21 0 30
Marketing 0 27 0 27
Precision Metal Working 15 0 12 27
Horticulture 0 26 0 26
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 8 17 25
Computer Systems Networking 1 20 0 21
Construction Engineering Technology 4 15 0 19
Human Development & Family Studies 0 8 8 16
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 15 0 15
Health Sciences & Services 0 14 0 14
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 14 0 14
Graphic Communications 0 13 0 13
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 13 13
Architectural Engineering Technology 0 13 0 13
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 13 13
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 12 0 12
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 10 0 10
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 4 5 9
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 9 0 9
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 3 6 0 9
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 8 0 8
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 8 8
Finance & Financial Management 0 5 0 5
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 4 0 4
Insurance 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 32 614 303 949


*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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