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Wake Technical Community College is a public institution located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Raleigh is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

6,944 Full-Time Undergraduates
$2,432 Avg In-State Tuition

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Wake Technical Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Wake Technical Community College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Architectural Engineering Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Construction Trades Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Cosmetology Associate Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Culinary Arts Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Best Value Cosmetology Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Best Value Health/Medical Admin Services Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#64 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Basic Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Basic Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Wake Technical Community College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Best Cosmetology Schools College Factual
#7 Best General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist Schools College Factual
#11 Best Medical Office Management/Administration Schools College Factual
#49 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#97 Best Value Colleges for Health & Medical Administrative Services College Factual
#107 Best Computer Science Schools Computer Science Degree

Where Is Wake Technical Community College?

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Contact details for Wake Technical Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, NC 27603-5696
Phone: 919-866-5000

Can I Afford Wake Technical Community College?

$2,432 In-State Tuition
58% Take Out Loans
15.3% Loan Default Rate
For the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time Wake Technical Community College students paid $76 per credit hour if they lived in-state. Out-of-state students paid $268 per credit hour. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $2,432 $8,576
Books and Supplies $1,800 $1,800

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Wake Technical Community College, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $5,406 a year. That adds up to $21,624 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wake Technical Community College is 15.3%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Wake Technical Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,944 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 21,760 undergraduate students at Wake Technical Community College, with 6,944 being full-time and 14,816 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 6,944 full-time undergraduates at Wake Technical Community College, 48% are male and 52% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wake Technical Community College students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 392
Black or African American 1,186
Hispanic or Latino 994
White 3,580
International Students 263
Other Races/Ethnicities 529

Over 90 countries are represented at Wake Technical Community College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, China, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Wake Technical Community College

17,129 Took All Classes Online
20,432 Took At Least One Class Online
51.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 20,432 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Wake Technical Community College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in North Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Wake Technical Community College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wake Technical Community College was 51.7%. This is the #485 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Wake Technical Community College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Wake Technical Community College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Engineering Technologies 7%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 23%
Medical Office Management/Administration 23%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Wake Technical Community College ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Wake Technical Community College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Mechanical Engineering Technology #1
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology #1
Industrial Technology #4
Industrial Production Technology #12
Medical Office Management/Administration #16
Engineering Technologies #67
Health & Medical Administrative Services #185

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Wake Technical Community College Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Medical Office Management/Administration 167 117 17 301
Building/Property Maintenance 246 27 1 274
Electrician 203 20 5 228
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 186 22 0 208
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 120 17 13 150
Welding Technology/Welder 116 11 4 131
Industrial Technology 71 22 0 93
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician 71 9 8 88
Medium/Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology/Technician 72 7 8 87
Architectural Engineering Technology 63 6 0 69
Baking & Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 51 17 1 69
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology 48 17 0 65
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 47 10 5 62
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology 47 13 0 60
Civil Engineering Technology 51 8 0 59
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 36 0 6 42
Surveying Technology/Surveying 30 5 0 35
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation 28 1 1 30
Radiologic Technology 0 28 0 28
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 19 9 28
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 0 26 26
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 26 0 0 26
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 7 18 25
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 24 0 0 24
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 1 0 19 20
Aesthetician/Esthetician & Skin Care Specialist 17 0 0 17
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 15 0 15
Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 6 9 0 15
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 15 0 0 15
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 9 0 0 9
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology 0 0 7 7
Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 6 0 0 6
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 0 3 0 3
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 1 0 1
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 1,758 411 148 2,317

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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