Discover Mitchell Tech

Chartered in 1966, Mitchell Technical College opened in September 1968 as part of a statewide system of four technical colleges. More than 19,000 students have graduated since that time. The College operates under a dual governance system. Policy, hiring, local fees, and operations are decided by the Board of Education of the Mitchell School District 17-2. Tuition and state fees, program approval, and bonding issues are decided by the South Dakota Board of Technical Education. Mitchell Tech enjoys a close relationship with Mitchell and regional communities. There are established advisory boards comprised of community and regional representatives who provide program input and support.

Students will find an amazing variety of occupations open to them after attending Mitchell Tech.  Whether they want to communicate with someone on another continent, create a show-stopping meal, build a home for a young family, x-ray a broken arm, or ride off into the sunset on a custom-built motorcycle, Mitchell Tech has 35 face-to-face and 4 online programs, many of them regionally unique, available.

  • We are fully accredited, ensuring access to financial aid.
  • There is no difference in in-state/out-of-state tuition—an education at Mitchell Tech is affordable and a great value.

Students will find a friendly, helpful admissions staff and some of the greatest faculty anywhere, ready to listen and offer guidance. We know what a big decision it is for students to choose their future. We at Mitchell Tech are here to help. 

Mitchell Tech At A Glance:

LocationMitchell, SD (Population 15,500)
AccreditationThe Higher Learning Commission
Degree GrantedAssociate of Applied Science (AAS)
Campus Size80+ acres located at 1800 E. Spruce St., Mitchell, SD 57301
Total Current Enrollment1,223
Tuition & Fees$228 per credit both in & out of state and online
Scholarships Awarded350+ annually
Financial Aid92% of students receive financial aid assistance
Employment83% students work part-time or full-time while attending Mitchell Tech
Placement99% of graduates find employment or continue their education
86% of employed grads are in South Dakota
Faculty70 full-time instructors, 1 part-time instructor, and 1 adjunct instructor
Student/Faculty Ratio:16:1

Fast Facts

Want to learn a lot about Mitchell Tech in a short amount of time? Check out our Fast Facts.

This helpful publication will show you the data in a clean, easy to read format. You’ll learn about our students, our programs and our future plans.

Look for this publication to be updated annually.

Strategic Plan

Mitchell Technical College is proud to present its 2023-2028 Strategic Plan, the product of extensive collaboration and cooperation. The 2023-2028 Mitchell Technical College Strategic Plan mirrors the framework set forth by the previous MTC strategic plan and continues to focus on three key areas of Product, People, and Plant. In addition, the 2023-2028 Strategic Plan highlights the South Dakota Board of Technical Education focus areas of Attainment, Affordability, and Alignment. 

Recent Graduate Outcome Data

Mitchell Technical College takes pride in thoroughly following up with our graduates six months after graduation to learn where their journey has taken them. Some graduates continue their education, some join the military, others will find employment, and for a variety of reasons, a few graduates may not be actively seeking employment.  

The Career Services Office has collected data from the 2023 graduates. 507 of the 519 graduates are represented in the data. Here is the most recent overall graduate placement rate information:

2023 graduates who are represented in data
0 %
Graduates in the labor market who are employed*
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Employed graduates working in South Dakota
0 %
Employed graduates working in related fields
0 %
Employed graduates working in non-related field
0 %
Graduates continuing education or serving in the military
0 %

*Employment rate is figured by graduates employed/graduates seeking employment.

For information regarding job placement rates in Mitchell Technical College’s degree and diploma programs, as well the types of employment our graduates obtain, please visit the individual program web pages.

Contact Career Services & Advising Coordinator, Whitney Bruinsma for more information.