Renton Technical College

3000 NE Fourth St, Renton
WA, 98056-4123
Tel: (425)235-2352
2,231 students
Public institution

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Renton Technical College prepares a diverse student population for work, fulfilling the employment needs of individuals, business and industry.
School Highlights:
Renton Technical College serves 2,231 students (54% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 28%.
Renton Technical College is one of 13 community colleges within King County, WA.
The nearest community college is Pima Medical Institute-Renton (2.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Renton Technical College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 2,231 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,231 students
1,283 students
Renton Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,206 students
832 students
Renton Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,025 students
1,021 students
Renton Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Renton Technical College sch enrollment Renton Technical College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
17%
2%
Renton Technical College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
3%
1%
% Hispanic
9%
7%
Renton Technical College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
14%
12%
Renton Technical College Black (2006-2012)
% White
54%
66%
Renton Technical College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
4%
2%
Renton Technical College More (2008-2012)
Renton Technical College sch ethnicity Renton Technical College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.65 0.45
Renton Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,715 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,715 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,715 $5,845
Renton Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,715 $10,047
Renton Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

In 1942, Renton Technical College came into existence as a war production school. Throughout the duration of World War II, the College provided customized pre-employment training and job upgrading-retraining. After the war, the College became a state-funded vocational school with the mission of assisting industry in converting from a war-time to a peace-time economy. For the next 20 years, the College conducted a large number of upgrading-retraining classes and a small number of high quality training programs. The second 50 years, beginning in 1991, were marked by the conversion of the state's vocational-technical institutes to technical colleges. As part of this change, governance was shifted to the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and authorization was given to grant two year, sub-baccalaureate degrees and certificates of completion. Degrees are awarded in 36 preparatory programs, in apprenticeship and through three general occupational degree programs. Certificates are currently provided in 80 programs. Renton Technical College's central campus is located on 30 acres just north of N.E. 3rd Street in Renton, Washington, where 12 permanent structures and four portable buildings house the majority of the college's training facilities. Additionally, the college operates numerous satellite locations throughout King County. Renton Technical College's service area encompasses the Renton, Kent, Auburn, Tahoma, and Enumclaw School Districts, and the central and south portions of the Seattle School District. Renton Technical College provides relevant quality training and education, giving our students the skills and opportunity to compete in the job market. Our 73 specialized career training programs replicate the work environment, training our students on equipment used in today's workplace. Our training areas includes Automotive, Business Technology, Construction and Building, Cosmetology, Education and Human Services, (Allied) Health, Hospitality, Manufacturing and Product Services and Technology. Renton Technical College (RTC) is one of 34 colleges in the State of Washington operated by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. RTC's goal is to provide job training in the shortest period of time at the least cost – an important concept for both the student and the Washington taxpayer. Vocational training at the College is comprised of three programs: full-time, initial job training; part-time, retraining or upgrading existing skills; and apprenticeship-related instruction.

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Did You Know?
For King County, WA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,013 per year for in-state students and $7,601 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,760 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in King County, WA is 51%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

King County, WA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.54, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in King County, WA is Seattle Community College-South Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.