Southeast Technical Institute: Narrative Description

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2320 N. Career Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57107-1301
Tel: (605)367-7624
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 169-acre urban campus. Endowment: $238,427. Educational spending 2003-04: $2956 per student. Total enrollment: 2,363. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,876 applied, 67% were admitted. Full-time: 1,915 students, 44% women, 56% men. Part-time: 448 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 1 other country, 21% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 0.3% Hispanic, 0.5% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.04% international, 28% 25 or older, 1% live on campus. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Recommended: ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1920 full-time, $60 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $60 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1195 full-time, $37.35 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. College room only: $4200.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: VICA, ICON, PBL, American Landscape Contractors Association, Silent Tones. Major annual event: Student Picnic. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 100 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Southeast Library with 10,643 books, 1 microform title, 158 serials, 182 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $122,767. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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