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Wake Technical Community College is a public institution located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Wake Technical Community College is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

7,362 Full-Time Undergraduates
$2,432 Avg In-State Tuition

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Wake Technical Community College Rankings

Wake Technical Community College holds the #8 spot on the Best Colleges in North Carolina ranking.

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.

Wake Technical Community College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#31 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#511 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

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
#11 Most Popular Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Building Management & Inspection Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Value Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Most Popular Construction Trades Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Most Popular Mechanic & Repair Technologies Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Most Popular Personal & Culinary Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Most Popular Engineering Technologies Associate’s Degree Trade Schools Tweet It - Post It

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
Website: www.waketech.edu/

Can I Afford Wake Technical Community College?

$2,432 In-State Tuition
22% Take Out Loans
14.5% 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
Fees $336 $336
Books and Supplies $1,800 $1,800

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Wake Technical Community College, approximately 22% of students took out student loans averaging $4,995 a year. That adds up to $19,980 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wake Technical Community College is 14.5%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Wake Technical Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

7,362 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 22,003 undergraduate students at Wake Technical Community College, with 7,362 being full-time and 14,641 being part-time.

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Gender Diversity

Of the 7,362 full-time undergraduates at Wake Technical Community College, 49% are male and 51% 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 396
Black or African American 1,325
Hispanic or Latino 989
White 3,789
International Students 334
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

5,474 Took All Classes Online
10,551 Took At Least One Class Online
6.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 10,551 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 2017-2018.

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 6.0%. This is the #1,238 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Wake Technical Community College regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Wake Technical Community College ranks compared to all other partially 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 Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD #1
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician #3
Mechanical Engineering Technology #6
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology #7
Industrial Technology/Technician #11
Industrial Production Technology #15
Medical Office Management/Administration #15
Engineering Technologies #86
Health & Medical Administrative Services #195

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 100 125 8 233
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 86 40 0 126
Industrial Technology/Technician 95 24 0 119
Building/Property Maintenance 97 19 0 116
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 95 19 0 114
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 74 22 17 113
Welding Technology/Welder 98 9 6 113
Baking & Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef 49 16 1 66
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician 41 12 8 61
Medium/Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology/Technician 33 13 8 54
Electrician 37 12 4 53
Medical/Clinical Assistant 0 17 27 44
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 23 16 2 41
Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 27 11 0 38
Radiologic Technology 0 38 0 38
Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions 18 20 0 38
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 27 8 0 35
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 34 0 0 34
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation 29 0 1 30
Surveying Technology/Surveying 21 6 0 27
Aesthetician/Esthetician & Skin Care Specialist 26 0 0 26
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 18 7 0 25
Dental Assisting/Assistant 0 0 23 23
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 12 0 10 22
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 17 2 0 19
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 0 7 11 18
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 5 13 0 18
General Cosmetology/Cosmetologist 0 9 7 16
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 0 15 0 15
Laboratory Technician 0 14 0 14
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 14 0 0 14
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician 0 0 13 13
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 0 0 13 13
Autobody/Collision & Repair Technology/Technician 10 0 0 10
Other Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 7 0 0 7
Mechanical Drafting & Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 0 2 0 2
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 1,093 497 159 1,749

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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