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Wake Technical Community College

Wake Technical Community College, commonly known as Wake Tech, is a fully accredited, two-year, public institution providing education and training to Raleigh, North Carolina, and the surrounding Wake County area.

Location

Address
9101 Fayetteville Road
City
Raleigh
State
NC

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
21197
In State Tuition Fees
2288
Out State Tuition Fees
8432
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.62
Male Female Ratio
45:55
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
14:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Mascot
Eagles
Colors
Navy Blue Gold
Conference
Region 10

College History

History

Wake Tech was chartered on April 3, 1958, as the Wake County Industrial Education Center. The school opened its doors on October 7, 1963, with 304 enrolled students, 34 of whom were registered in curriculum studies and 270 who were enrolled in vocational training programs. The school became Wake Technical Community College on December 1, 1987. On October 15, 2003, Dr. Stephen C. Scott became President of the college. Wake Tech currently offers more than 180 degree, diplomas, and certificates as well as numerous continuing education (non-credit) programs for professional development and personal enrichment. Wake Technical Community College first received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1969.

College Specialty

Specialty

The mission of Wake Technical Community College is to improve and enrich lives by meeting the lifelong education, training, and workforce development needs of the communities it serves; to promote individual success in the workplace and in higher education; and to increase entrepreneurship as well as cultural, social, and economic development. In pursuit of its mission, the college adheres to an open door admissions policy by offering quality, accessible, and affordable education opportunities to all adults regardless of age, sex, socioeconomic status, ethnic origin, race, religion, or disability. To meet the needs of the citizens of Wake County, 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.

Alumni

Alumni

NC Superior Court Judge Paul Gessner Patricia Bazemore: Cary, North Carolina police chief Eric Swann, 1991 1st-round pick by the Arizona Cardinals. Ryan Kennedy: Baseball�2013 NJCAA DII Gold Glove Winner, Defensive Player of the Year Joshua Mellette:: 2014 NJCAA DII Basketball 1st Team All American, Region X Player of the Year

Campus

Campus

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