Wake Technical Community College

9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Tel: (919)866-5000
21,197 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 21,197 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% 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 ITT Technical Institute-Cary (7.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 519 teachers has declined by 40% over five years.
Wake Technical Community 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 519 staff
59 staff
Wake Technical Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 21,197 teachers has grown by 62% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
21,197 students
1,282 students
Wake Technical Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 41:1
Wake Technical Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
8,759 students
810 students
Wake Technical Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 12,438 students
1,017 students
Wake Technical Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Wake Technical Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Wake Technical Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Wake Technical Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Wake Technical Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Wake Technical Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Wake Technical Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Wake Technical Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Wake Technical Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Wake Technical Community College non_resident (2009-2013)
Wake Technical Community College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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 0.53
Wake Technical Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,485 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 31% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,629 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,485 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,629 $10,294
Wake Technical Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 63%
Wake Technical Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Cary ITT Technical Institute-Cary
    Private for-profit
    5520 Dillard Drive Suite 100
    Cary, NC 27518
    7.4  Mi  |  308  students
  • Cary Miller-Motte College-Cary
    Private for-profit
    2205 Walnut Street
    Cary, NC 27518
    7.4  Mi  |  379  students
  • Raleigh Miller-Motte College-Raleigh
    Private for-profit
    3901 Capital Blvd Ste 151
    Raleigh, NC 27604
    14.3  Mi  |  528  students
  • Raleigh Living Arts College
    3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27614
    21.8  Mi  |  400  students
  • Smithfield Johnston Community College
    245 College Road
    Smithfield, NC 27577
    23.4  Mi  |  4235  students
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Did You Know?
Wake, NC 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 0.51, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Wake, NC is Living Arts College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.