Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh

Raleigh, NC

(Rating 2.8 based on 5 reviews)

Wake Technical Community College offers 406-degree programs and 101 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 18:1. 2 high safety сampuses. 44.3% are women, and 55.7% are men. 8% percents of international students. Wake Technical Community College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Wake Technical Community College is 9586$, that is at the level of national average. 15% of full-time Wake Technical Community College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $31,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Wake Technical Community College is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Wake Technical Community College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$8,607
$30,001 - $48,000$9,410
$48,001 - $75,000$10,305
$75,001 - $110,000$12,966



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


9784 of Wake Technical Community College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 46 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Wake Technical Community College number 24 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in North Carolina.

Students at Wake Technical Community College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Wake Technical Community College.


ROTC - Army

Weekend/evening college

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

Graduation Rate


Wake Technical Community College graduation rate is below the national average.

15% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Wake Technical Community College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Wake Technical Community College is 18:1, that means that for every 18 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Wake Technical Community College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Wake Technical Community College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in North Carolina.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 9101 Fayetteville Rd address in Raleigh, North Carolina.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Wake Technical Community College with 0.03% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is burglary.

The percentage of crimes on Northern Wake Campus

The campus located by 6600 Louisburg Rd address in Raleigh, North Carolina.


Northern Wake Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Wake Technical Community College with 0.02% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Northern Wake Campus are burglary and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Wake Technical Community College offers 406 programs in total: 173 are for Associate's degree, 149 - for less than 1-year certificate programs, and 84 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 196 universities in North Carolina state, with one of the highest number of Associate's degree and less than 1-year certificate programs offered.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 101 distance learning programs that are provided in the Wake Technical Community College: 53 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 36 - for Associate's degree and 12 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the North Carolina state average data to help you compare.


Wake Technical Community College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 16913 students with 507398 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Wake Technical Community College

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I’ve spent 29 years teaching at Wake Tech and have taken a number of classes here too. I know what it’s like at Wake and I am telling the unvarnished truth about it. I’m retiring soon so it’s not about getting a promotion! Generally speaking the facilities, faculty and quality of education are really very good - in addition the price is still reasonable. Don’t be conned by private educational facilities that promise you a “great job” after graduation and then put you in a low end, minimum wage job where you can’t even afford to pay off your pricey school loans (this happened to a friend of mine). Go to WT and get a better education for a fraction of the cost - you will leave with real skills and THAT’S how you get a job - with knowledge. Plus Wake has a solid reputation with employers.Yes, there are aspects of the school that are unfortunate - I hear complaints from my students, and there are a number of policies that drive the faculty crazy too - much of it is due to the typical bureaucracy that seems inevitable with very large institutions. Is it really better elsewhere? Maybe. Maybe not.Nonetheless, if you go with the sincere desire and motivation to learn, and you treat your teachers and fellow students with respect - you will be supported by all and do well. The ILC really is a remarkable facility and is intended to help struggling students succeed.When it comes to the financial aid office I hear the best approach is to fill out ALL the paperwork that is required COMPLETELY and ON TIME. Follow instructions, that should go a long way to making the process easier.

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very annoying my spouse went in there 3 times for nothing. she just wanted general information regardinging certification classes. first time she went in there they said they needed her transcripts to he able to speak to somone like an advisor. second time they made her do an application and asked for more information she didnt have with her, why they didnt tell her in the first place is beyond me. third time she sits down with an advisor and they gave her price for a classes but couldnt give her details regarding the programs. throughout this whole process multiple people approached her as though they were selling off of commission. the advisor couldnt even tell her if the courses are for preparation for the certification, do get a certification with these courses and if they even offer the certification test? waste of time. period. and fyi if your going to have advisors and staff trying to sell students atleast have a better process as well as make sure they are prepared with information when questions are asked. Lastly, after all of this can you believe they enrolled her classes! the bs. i swear. not even telling her they enrolled her in classes for an associate's program when she had informed everyone along the way that she has already graduated with a BBA. cant believe this.

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Had a TERRIBLE Anatomy & Physiology teacher, and the administration didn't do a thing about it. The class average for one of the lab practicals was in the 30s (an F minus average) and 12 out of 20 people failed it in my lab. This isn't a surprise since the teacher doesn't really teach, in lab she tells us how to pronounce certain words and then we're on our own. The only people who have been excelling in her class have either taken A & P before, or are drawing from material outside of the class. I did well on my first test by googling everything, and I know another student did well on the lab by watching youtube videos. Considering the class was hundreds of dollars, this is completely unacceptable, wake tech owes google and youtube our tuition. The teacher also brings an attitude to class, except for her favorites, who she will give hints to as she goes around the room during our tests!I complained, and went all the way up the ranks to Tonya Forbes, the Vice President of Arts & Sciences. She oscillated between acting sympathetic and implying that the problem was really that the students were lazy or slow. She told me that there was a center on campus to help students study and that many students aren't accustomed to studying for college classes. I told her I already had my bachelor's degrees and she asked me what it was in, and I told her in social science. She said that her degree was in Chemistry and that she took social science classes because they were "fun and interesting," then proceeded to imply that my undergraduate degree hadn't prepared me for this science class even though I had told her a couple of times that I already had a background in A & P, being a massage therapist! So rude and disrespectful. Like they expect students to fail....unless you're Tonya Forbes and got a undergraduate degree in Chemistry.

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I am taking A+ Certification Exam in WakeTech. Price of the certification was something which i liked. The desktops are not very old (2016 ) , internet is fast. overall positive experience.

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It’s an update from my last review at Wake Tech. I was complaining that it takes longer to get an associates degree but it’s worth the time. Most state schools in NC accept your credits. Even, I’ve applied to an out of state school and they said all my credits would transfer. However, it contradicts what one advisor said. I advise to contact the people whatever school for transferring because they will recommend the correct courses to take. Wake tech is really good! It’s a shame to see reviews as just admissions process and instead of reviewing the college as a whole. The professors are great. There is a math and English center to help you if you struggle in these types of courses, it’s called the ILC. This is a great institution. It’s a shame to see the complaints down below. Contact them by email and visit them in person they are responsive.

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Location & Website

Address: 9101 Fayetteville Road


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +9198665000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: waketech.edu

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