- Wake Tech serves about 70,000 students annually, including 30,000 in degree programs.
- Wake Tech serves more online students than any community college in North Carolina.
- Most Wake Tech degree-seeking students take at least one online class.
- Wake Tech associate degree graduates who transfer to four-year universities in the UNC System outperform native UNC juniors (2.91 GPA vs. 2.90 GPA).
- 90% of Wake Tech associate degree graduates are either employed or still enrolled in higher education in North Carolina after one year.
- Wake Tech is the largest of North Carolina’s 58 community colleges.
- Seven campuses, two training centers and multiple community sites across Wake County
- Second-largest undergraduate population of any college or university in North Carolina
- More than 250 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs
- More than 100 online associate degree, diploma and certificate programs – more than any other community college in the U.S.
- 100% of Wake Tech programs are transferable for further study.
- Wake Tech has one of the largest associate degree Nursing programs in the region.
- Wake Tech trains the most first responders in North Carolina.
- Average class size is 21:1.
- Recognized by Newsweek in 2022 as one of America’s Top Online Colleges
- #1 Best Online Community College (Best Value Schools and College Consensus)
- #3 Best Graphic Design Associate Degree (GradReports)
- #5 Best Nursing School in North Carolina (RNCareers.org)
- #6 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools in North Carolina (NursingDegreeSearch.com)
- #7 Best Office Administration Program (Best Value Schools)
- #8 Best Online Engineering and Architecture Program (OnlineDegrees.com)
- Wake Tech’s annual economic impact on the community is $1 billion. (Source: Source: EMSI/Burning Glass, FY 2019-20)
- Three-quarters of Wake Tech’s impact, more than $700 million, is due to alumni who continue to live and work in Wake County and receive higher earnings after attending Wake Tech.
- Wake Tech graduates, on average, will earn $9,800 more per year than Wake County residents who have only a high school diploma.
- For every dollar a student invests in a Wake Tech education, he or she receives a cumulative value of $3.20 in higher future earnings.
- Annually, a student’s investment in a Wake Tech education has an average annual rate of return of nearly 18%, which compares favorably to the U.S. stock market’s 30-year average rate of return of 10.6%.
- For every dollar of public money invested in Wake Tech, taxpayers will receive a cumulative value of $2.20 over the course of the students’ working lives.
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