Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, SD

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Southeast Technical Institute offers 156-degree programs and 33 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. 45.1% are women, and 54.9% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Southeast Technical Institute is 13644$, that is at the level of national average. Total price of living is between $11278 and $18328 per year. 37% of full-time Southeast Technical Institute students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $36,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Southeast Technical Institute is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Southeast Technical Institute students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$11,659
$30,001 - $48,000$12,289
$48,001 - $75,000$15,093
$75,001 - $110,000$16,100



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4700

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  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1395 of Southeast Technical Institute undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 61 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Southeast Technical Institute number 12 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in South Dakota.

Students at Southeast Technical Institute awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Southeast Technical Institute.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Southeast Technical Institute graduation rate is below the national average.

37% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Southeast Technical Institute completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Southeast Technical Institute is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Southeast Technical Institute the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Southeast Technical Institute and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in South Dakota.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 2320 N Career Ave address in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Southeast Technical Institute with 0.38% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, robbery, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Southeast Technical Institute offers 156 programs in total: 111 are for Associate's degree, 27 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, 9 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, and 9 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 31 universities in South Dakota state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree and 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs offered. Southeast Technical Institute is one of the few institutions in South Dakota that offers a 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 33 distance learning programs that are provided in the Southeast Technical Institute: 24 are for Associate's degree and 9 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the South Dakota state average data to help you compare.


Southeast Technical Institute provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2111 students with 63337 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Southeast Technical Institute

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Do not try make this place your first school!! ITS NOT WORTH IT!!!! Its a waste of time the teachers aren't worth even talking to. Just save your time and money going else where.

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The childcare center here is terrible. The director, Tami, was unwilling to accommodate for my son with special needs. I had to take him to a much more expensive daycare that, as a student, I could not afford. Throughout my enrollment at STI, I was not only stressed about focusing on school, being a mom, and working but also struggled financially as a result of this. When I contacted Tracy Noldner, the Executive Director of Student Affairs to formally complain, my concerns were ignored. Because I had already went through the motions of getting enrolled, approved for financial aid and testing out of all of my generals there, I reluctantly stayed until I graduated (miraculously with a 4.0 GPA I will add,) because I didn't want to have to go through that whole process again somewhere else. If you have children I would absolutely not recommend attending here while Tami remains the director of their childcare center. That woman should not be in charge of children. She was rude and inflexible, and if she treats adults this way I don't even want to know how she treats children who are still developing.In regards to the program, I attended for Media Design Technology. I absolutely loved the instructors. They were great and willing to help in any way they could. However, two years is not enough time to cram in everything I needed to learn in order to be successful in this field. I ended up self-teaching myself a lot of things on YouTube and through online content that was completely free. If you're going to seek a higher education for a career such as Media Design/Graphic Design, I would suggest finding a 4 year program so you can get the most out of your money and hopefully find a better job as a result.

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Do NOT get a Business Administration degree here. Got mine a few years ago because I didn't know better and now I work a job that doesn't require a degree because this degree didn't help whatsoever in getting a job. I would even say to NOT get any Business related degree from this school. Go to a 4 year if you want to do that. I have no doubt that this school is good for Technical degrees and even have a few friends who have pretty good jobs from getting those types of degrees here, and If i could go back in time I would've got my Computer Networking degree or something similar.

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Good way to get a quick degree or certification.

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For starters this school has a horrible graduation rate 1 in 3. That is a 33.3% success rate. I was in the successful student population, and graduated with honors. As I began looking into what I could do to further my education, I found out that most of the credits STI offers aren't transferable to even state colleges. Fortunately, USF designed a program tailored to this major short falling of the SD board of regents. I now have graduated from both institutions and needed official transcripts for my job. Not only does STI not offer the convenience of getting a transcript same day, they also make you pay for it. At USF I walked in and out with a transcript and no fee - that is service. You'd think that after receiving thousands of dollars for tuition STI would be able to print you a piece of paper for no charge. Very disappointed with this school, I would caution anyone considering attending.

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Location & Website

Address: 2320 N Career Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6053677624

Institution is active in current year: 1

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