Wake Technical Community College

9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603-5696
Tel: (919)866-5000
  • 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 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Wake Technical Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Wake County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Cary (7.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 673 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
Wake Technical Community College (NC) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 673 staff 122 staff
Wake Technical Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 21,384 has grown by 9% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 21,384 students 2,273 students
Wake Technical Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1 20:1
Wake Technical Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 7,612 students 967 students
Wake Technical Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 13,772 students 1,306 students
Wake Technical Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Wake Technical Community College Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Wake Technical Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Wake Technical Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Wake Technical Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Wake Technical Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Wake Technical Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Wake Technical Community College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
Wake Technical Community College Non Resident (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
Wake Technical Community College Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.59 0.55
Wake Technical Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Wake Technical Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $34,700 -
Wake Technical Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,640 is less than the state average of $3,902. 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 $9,562. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,640 $3,902
Wake Technical Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,784 $9,562
Wake Technical Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70% 79%
Wake Technical Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $14,000 -
Wake Technical Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,500 -
Wake Technical Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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.

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