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 5 community colleges within Wake County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is Miller-Motte College-Cary (7.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 673 teachers has declined by 25% 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
Wake Technical Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 21,384 has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has stayed the same 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 grown by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment21,384 students2,380 students
Wake Technical Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio32:120:1
Wake Technical Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students7,612 students1,019 students
Wake Technical Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students13,772 students1,361 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 Score0.590.55
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$27,500
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 $3,904. 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 $9,565. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,640$3,904
Wake Technical Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,784$9,565
Wake Technical Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid70%78%
Wake Technical Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$14,000$10,500
Wake Technical Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,092
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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Miller-Motte College-Cary
    Private, for profit
    316 students | 7.40 Mi2205 Walnut Street
    Cary NC  27518
  • William Peace University
    Private, non-profit
    1,077 students | 10.20 Mi15 E Peace St
    Raleigh NC  27604
  • Miller-Motte College-Raleigh
    Private, for profit
    375 students | 14.30 Mi3901 Capital Blvd Ste 151
    Raleigh NC  27604
  • 400 students | 21.80 Mi3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive
    Raleigh NC  27614
  • 4,021 students | 23.40 Mi245 College Road
    Smithfield NC  27577
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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 0.67. The most diverse community college in Wake County, NC is William Peace University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.