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.
Wake Technical Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:
- Category Attribute
- Community Size Largest student body
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 673 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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|
|Total Faculty||673 staff||139 staff|
|Total Enrollment||21,384 students||2,380 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||32:1||19:1|
|# Full-Time Students||7,612 students||1,019 students|
|# Part-Time Students||13,772 students||1,361 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$34,700||$27,500|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- The nearest community college to Wake Technical Community College is Miller-Motte College-Cary (7.4 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 316 students | 7.40 Mi2205 Walnut Street
Cary,  NC  27518
- 1,077 students | 10.20 Mi15 E Peace St
Raleigh,  NC  27604
- 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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