Large numbers command attention and your community college, Wake Tech, has some impressive numbers to share.
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's 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's 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.
WAKE TECH RANKINGS
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 IMPACT
Wake Tech’s annual economic impact on the community is $1 billion. (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.
On average, Wake Tech graduates 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, the student receives a cumulative value of $3.20 in higher future earnings.
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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