Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, SD 57107
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Southeast Technical Institute is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Southeast Tech has been serving the community for more than 45 years. There are 50 different career paths at this school and many of them can lead directly to lucrative employment opportunities. There are many associate’s degrees that can be obtained in various different fields as well as certificates and diplomas. This school has a reputation for being South Dakota’s most affordable post-secondary institution. Southeast Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Southeast Tech nursing program allows students to pursue becoming licensed practical nurses (LPN) or registered nurses (RN). There are classroom experiences, laboratory courses, and clinical experiences on- and off-campus. The school also offers LPNs the chance to attain their RN status in just one year. This school’s nursing programs have been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The school also has the full approval of the South Dakota Board of Nursing.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students2,244
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate72%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 3 20
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 93
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 92.7%
  • NCLEX-RN: 81.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1981 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
02/01/2015 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$235/credit
In State Students$235/credit
Out of State Students$235/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $10,575 $10,575 $10,575
ADN 70 $16,450 $16,450 $16,450
BSN 125 $29,375 $29,375 $29,375
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 86% of Southeast Technical Institute's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 38% $3,852
Other Federal Grant 4% $436
State Grant & Scholarships 17% $8,197
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 19% $930
Federal Student Loans 67% $5,516
Private Loans 9% $7,515


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$12,437
$30,001 to $48,000$12,485
$48,001 to $75,000$14,811
$75,001 to $110,000$15,805
Over $110,000$16,323

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Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and South Dakota state board of nursing.
Southeast Technical Institute
2320 N Career Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57107

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