9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • 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 21,760 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 40%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 21,760 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,640
  • Out-state tuition: $8,784
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 45%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Wake Technical Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,692 teachers has grown by 151% over five years.
Wake Technical Community College
(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
1,692 staff
256 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Wake Technical Community College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Wake Technical Community College diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
21,760 students
2,142 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
6,944 students
693 students
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# Part-Time Students
14,816 students
1,449 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
154 students
252 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
6,944 students
693 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
5 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
14,816 students
1,497 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
717 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
5%
3%
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% Hispanic
12%
10%
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% Black
18%
18%
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% White
55%
60%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.65
0.59
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
28%
35%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.63%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,700
$27,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,640 is more than the state average of $2,531. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,784 is more than the state average of $8,245. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,640
$2,531
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,784
$8,245
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
62%
81%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$13,000
$11,865
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,706
$5,846
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
82%
SAT Reading
n/a
488
SAT Math
n/a
498
ACT Composite
n/a
20
ACT English
n/a
13
ACT Math
n/a
16
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Wake Technical Community College cost?

Wake Technical Community College's tuition is approximately $2,640 for In-State students and $8,784 for Out-State students.

What is Wake Technical Community College's ranking?

Wake Technical Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in North Carolina for: Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 21,760 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,640
  • Out-state tuition: $8,784
  • Student:teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Minority enrollment: 45%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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