National Recognition

In addition to outstanding programs, faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities, including a recent twenty million dollar addition to our campus, Southeast Tech is proud to have received numerous accolades over the past year including:

Lee Noel-Randi Levitz Retention Excellence Award
Three institutions in the nation were chosen as winners through an exceptionally competitive selection process. All colleges compete for the same award and are evaluated on the same factors, regardless of size or whether the institute is a two-year or four-year college. Receiving the award puts Southeast Tech in the company of major colleges who have received this award including Purdue University and the University of Minnesota.

2019 Aspen Prize

Rated One of the Top 150 Community Colleges by The Aspen Institute


Niche.com - Multiple Years

Southeast Tech is consistently ranked by Niche.com as a top two-year college.



Designated Military Friendly

Southeast Tech is classified as a Military Friendly school.





Top Ranked Nursing School

Southeast Tech as the No. 1 LPN-to-RN program in South Dakota.


Great Value College

Southeast Tech is ranked No. 1 for an Online Associate’s in Computer Programming and in Marketing: Sales emphasis in 2018 by Great Value College.




Best Online Colleges in South Dakota 2018-2019

Southeast Tech was ranked No. 2 among South Dakota's Best Online Colleges by Accredited Schools Online.



2-Year Best College Rankings

Southeast Tech was listed as No. 2 on Affordable Colleges Online's 2-Year Best College Rankings