Wake Technical Community College

9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh
NC, 27603-5696
Tel: (919)866-5000
20,340 students
Public institution
The mission of Wake Technical Community College is to help improve and enrich lives by meeting the lifelong educational, training, and service needs of its diverse community. The College is committed to promoting individual success in the workplace and higher education and to promoting cultural, social, and economic development.
School Highlights:
Wake Technical Community College serves 20,340 students (44% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
Wake Technical Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Wake County, NC.
The nearest community college is Miller-Motte College-Cary (7.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Wake Technical Community 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 20,340 teachers has grown by 56% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
20,340 students
1,287 students
Wake Technical Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
8,956 students
832 students
Wake Technical Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 11,384 students
1,021 students
Wake Technical Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Wake Technical Community College sch enrollment Wake Technical Community College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
4%
2%
Wake Technical Community College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
6%
7%
Wake Technical Community College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
20%
12%
Wake Technical Community College Black (2006-2012)
% White
68%
66%
Wake Technical Community College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Wake Technical Community College More (2010-2012)
Wake Technical Community College sch ethnicity Wake Technical Community 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. 0.49 0.45
Wake Technical Community College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,380 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 41% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,524 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,380 $5,890
Wake Technical Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,524 $10,050
Wake Technical Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

In pursuit of its mission, this public two-year comprehensive postsecondary educational institution adheres to an open-door policy by offering quality accessible and affordable educational opportunities to all adults regardless of age, sex, socioeconomic status, ethnic origin, race, religion, or disability. To meet the needs of its community, the College focuses on providing support services, resources, community outreach, and partnerships; programs in basic skills development; vocational, technical, and occupational training; and college/university transfer preparation. Wake Technical Community College is a tax-supported, public nonprofit educational institution under the control of a Board of Trustees. It is an institutional member of the North Carolina Community College System, State Board of Community Colleges. Authority for the establishment of the College is found in Chapter 115D of the General Statutes of North Carolina and the amendments thereto. The College was chartered on April 3, 1958, as the Wake County Industrial Education Center. Operation actually began October 7, 1963, with 34 curriculum students on campus and 270 enrolled in the various industrial training programs. The College offers credit programs leading to associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates designed for immediate entry into employment, an associate degree in general education, and associate degrees designed to transfer to four-year institutions. The College also offers pre-curriculum programs for students to develop academic proficiency so that they may successfully complete curriculum courses. The college provides occupational career enhancement programs for individuals and support for economic development to businesses, industries, and agencies. Basic skills education, English as a Second Language and a wide variety of continuing education courses and programs for personal enrichment are offered on campus and throughout the county. The College further serves its constituents by providing a broad range of community services, partnerships, and outreach programs. Wake Technical Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

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