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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:

2017 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.



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



13th Best 2-year College in America by Niche.com for 2018



13th Best Community College by SmartAsset for 2016


21st Best Value 2-Year College by Value Colleges for 2016



Best South Dakota Online 2-year College by Affordablecollegesonline.org



Designated Military Friendly school



4th Best RN Program in South Dakota