Wake Technical Community College

  • 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 21,384 students (36% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 38%.
  • Wake Technical Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Wake County, NC.
  • The nearest community college to Wake Technical Community College is Miller-Motte College-Cary (7.4 miles away).

Top Placements

Wake Technical Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 673 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Wake Technical Community College(NC) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty673 staff139 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 32:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Wake Technical Community College diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment21,384 students2,380 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio32:119:1
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# Full-Time Students7,612 students1,019 students
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# Part-Time Students13,772 students1,361 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
6%
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% Black
17%
21%
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% White
61%
62%
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% Two or more races
1%
1%
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% Non Resident races
5%
1%
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% Unknown races
6%
6%
Diversity Score0.590.56
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College Completion Rate
14%
16%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,700$27,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,640 is less than the state average of $3,911. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,784 is less than the state average of $9,514. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,640$3,911
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,784$9,514
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid70%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$14,000$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,000
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Source: 2016 (or 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
  • Miller-Motte College-Cary
    Private, for profit
    316 students | 7.40 Mi2205 Walnut Street
    Cary NC  27518
    (919)532-7171
    7.40316
  • William Peace University
    Private, non-profit
    1,077 students | 10.20 Mi15 E Peace St
    Raleigh NC  27604
    (919)508-2000
    10.201,077
  • Miller-Motte College-Raleigh
    Private, for profit
    375 students | 14.30 Mi3901 Capital Blvd Ste 151
    Raleigh NC  27604
    (919)723-2820
    14.30375
  • 400 students | 21.80 Mi3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive
    Raleigh NC  27614
    (800)288-7442
    21.80400
  • 4,021 students | 23.40 Mi245 College Road
    Smithfield NC  27577
    (919)934-3051
    23.404,021
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Did You Know?
Wake County, NC community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Wake County, NC is William Peace University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.