• Wake Tech serves just over 70,000 students annually -- 30,781 students in degree programs and 39,314 students in non-degree programs. 
  • Wake Tech serves 1 in 10 Wake County adults. 
  • Wake Tech has 18,842 online students in degree programs – more than any community college in North Carolina.
  • More than half (61%) of Wake Tech degree-seeking students take at least one online class.
  • About 8,400 degree-seeking students are completely online.
  • Wake Tech associate degree graduates who transfer to four-year universities in the UNC system out-perform native UNC juniors. (2.98 GPA vs. 2.96 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.
  • Second-largest undergraduate population of any college or university in NC.
  • Largest online enrollment of North Carolina’s 58 community colleges.
  • More than 200 associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs.
  • More than 90 online associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs – more than any other community college in the U.S.
  • More than 40 articulation partnerships with public and private universities.
  • 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 NC.
  • Average class size is 21:1.


  • #1 Best Online Community College (Best Value Schools) and (College Consensus)
  • #3 Best Graphic Design Associate Degrees (GradReports)
  • #5 Best Nursing School in NC (RNCareers.org)
  • #6 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools in NC (NursingDegreeSearch.com)
  • #7 Best Office Administration Programs (Best Value Schools)
  • #8 Best Online Engineering and Architecture Programs (OnlineDegrees.com)


  • An average of $3 billion is added annually to Wake County’s economy due to the activities of Wake Tech and its former students (Dr. Mike Walden, NCSU 2017).
  • For every dollar students invest in their education at Wake Tech, they gain $2.80 in income over the course of their lives.
  • For every dollar that the community invests in Wake Tech, the community will receive a cumulative value of $11.50 in benefits.