Renton Technical College

Tel: (425)235-2352
3,042 students
Public institution

Get admissions information on Renton Technical College and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

Renton Technical College prepares a diverse student population for work, fulfilling the employment needs of individuals, business and industry.
School Highlights:
highlights checkmark
Renton Technical College serves 3,042 students (39.91% of students are full-time).
highlights checkmark
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
highlights checkmark
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.
highlights checkmark
Renton Technical College is one of 13 community colleges within King County, WA.
highlights checkmark
The nearest community college is Pima Medical Institute-Renton (2.09 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 131 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Renton Technical College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 131 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 3,042 teachers has declined by 35% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,042 students 1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 1,214 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 1,828 students
1,017 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
12%
2%
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
9%
7%
% Black
9%
12%
% White
44%
57%
% Two or more races
3%
2%
% Unknown races
21%
3%
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 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,720 is less than the state average of $5,694. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,720 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,720 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,720 $10,252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70%
89%
Source: 2005 (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.

Get admissions information on Renton Technical College and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Renton
    555 South Renton Village Pl-Ste 400
    RentonWA 98057
    (425)228-9600
    2.09 Mi | 804 students
  • Bellevue
    3000 Landerholm Cir SE
    BellevueWA 98007
    (425)564-1000
    6.78 Mi | 13,455 students
  • Des Moines
    2400 S 240th St
    Des MoinesWA 98198
    (206)878-3710
    9.09 Mi | 6,796 students
  • Seattle
    6000 16th Ave SW
    SeattleWA 98106
    (206)934-5300
    9.23 Mi | 4,299 students
  • Seattle
    1701 Broadway Avenue
    SeattleWA 98122
    (206)934-3800
    11.03 Mi | 6,959 students
Recent Articles
Why Four Year Community College Degrees May Be Great for California
Why Four Year Community College Degrees May Be Great for California
Recently, a measure passed that allows community colleges in California to offer 4 year degrees. Until now such offerings have been the sole province of other institutions. Now, the game has changed.
Community College Pathways to a Career in Air Traffic Control
Air traffic controllers enjoy secure, interesting work. Earning a degree in ATC at a community college is an excellent first step to securing a job.
Community Colleges Offer Online Options
Community colleges have responded to the needs of working adults with online options.
Related School Videos

View more school videos

Did You Know?
For King, 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. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
King, 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 0.48. The most diverse community college in King, WA is Seattle Community College-South Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.