About Wake Technical Community College

Founded in 1958, Wake Technical Community College. is a college. Located in North Carolina, which is a city setting in North Carolina, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 21,747 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Wake Technical Community College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 561 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Wake Technical Community College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered , with ,5% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Wake Technical Community College.

6%
“We”re apathetic”
52%
“We know about current events and vote”
38%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
12%
“We save it for the classroom”
38%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
6%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
22%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
76%
“I feel extremely safe”
61%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
31%
“We bought the gear”
8%
“We live for the big game”
16%
“It”s not really our thing”
24%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
50%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
70%
“They keep regular office hours”
30%
“They”re always available”
80%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
18%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
2%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
22%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
66%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
12%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
22%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
59%
“There might be people who do”
16%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
6%
“We”re apathetic”
52%
“We know about current events and vote”
38%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
4%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
12%
“We save it for the classroom”
38%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
6%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
22%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
76%
“I feel extremely safe”
61%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
31%
“We bought the gear”
8%
“We live for the big game”
16%
“It”s not really our thing”
24%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
50%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
70%
“They keep regular office hours”
30%
“They”re always available”
80%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
18%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
2%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
22%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
66%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
12%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
22%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
59%
“There might be people who do”
16%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    37 Students rated on-campus housing 1.7 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    37 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    50 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    53 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    54 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    54 Students rated school activities 3 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    54 Students rated local services 3.3 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    53 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

Wake Technical Community College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Wake Technical Community College?

69 Students rated Wake Technical Community College

Grace - 02/28/2024

Wake Technical Community College is a good community college for students who are trying to pursue their goals. There are various opportunities for students to participate in events and/or groups. Some events I've been to include their fall festival, their drive-in movie, cultural appreciation (where they brought various food, artifacts, art, and clothes from various regions around the world), sex education, free book "sale", Palestine and politics conversation/debate, and more. Furthermore, as a woman, they have various places where you can get feminine products for free when you need them which has been very helpful for me due to my irregular cycle. Moreover, I've had good interactions with campus security. One time, my car broke down in the winter and I was unable to get home (which is over an hour away) and I couldn't get a jump. While I was waiting for my dad to come pick me up, campus security would check in every 20 minutes or so and would do what they could to help. Among other things, many of my experiences at Wake Tech have been smooth. The faculty are knowledgeable and willing to help students in need.

Abbey - 08/10/2023

Wake Tech is a great school! It's a community college, so students don't live on campus, they commute. There are many different types of students here, from those who are working and doing technical programs to those who are just fresh out of high school to even College Promise students who are dual enrolled in Wake Tech and high school courses. It's amazing the diversity that the student body has and most professors are great. As an online student, I have nothing but good things to say about their platform. It's organized, professors communicate well, and everything is usually pretty organized. I will say that this does depend on the professor you have though, because they have a lot of free reign over their classes. This can sometimes mean that you have deadlines all throughout the week for four different classes, which can be difficult to manage at times, but if you have good professors you'll be fine and the workload is manageable. Be sure to look up professors on RateMyProfessor to make sure you get someone who knows what they're doing and is passionate about their subject matter. Every school can have teachers who don't really care or put in the time for their students, but my experience largely at Wake Tech is that most professors care a lot and go out of their way to help you so long as you communicate. They also have a lot of services, athletics, student organizations, diverse programs, multiple locations across the Wake County area, and are really committed to diversity and inclusion. Overall, it's a great school, super affordable with lots of financial aid available and help provided throughout the enrollment process, and I would highly recommend it to anyone in the area.

Andrew - 03/31/2023

I've been in Wake Technical Community College's program for the past four years, and I can confidently say it has not been wasted. I have enjoyed nearly every single class I have been a part of, and FREE classes for North Carolina HS students is a huge blessing. Additionally, their facilities and faculty are top-notch, and I have felt safe every time I've stepped on their many campuses. Overall, I would highly recommend Wake Technical Community College to anyone pursuing an Associate's degree or certification in their field of study.

Ashley - 02/06/2023

It's great but it definitely has it's pros and cons. I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to try college without necessarily committing, if that makes sense. Their academics are wonderful and they have something for everyone. There is not any on-campus housing, but there are lots of things surrounding the multiple campuses. (Including housing, food, and so much more!)

Wake Technical Community College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Wake Technical Community College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Wake Technical Community College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Dear highschool self, You are not a freak, not broken, not damaged. You have Asperger's Syndrome and, while you don't think like other people and you see the world differently than they do, embrace that. Being an Aspie need not be a disadvanage. It is up to you to choose your path in life. College may get hard, and you will experience bumps in the road that others won't understand, but you also have a gift for finding patterns and for out-of-the-box thinking that let's you find solutions no one else can. Also, you don't have to be alone. There are people out there that will appreciate your differences and see the wonder of what you are. They are rare, like precious diamonds, but they exist and are worth finding. They can help you understand the world and succeed in college and all of your other endeavors. Be proud, younger self. Be brave. Take chances and dare to fail. Fear and confusion will be your worst enemy, but they only have the power that you give them.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is very small but it also has that as its advantage; the teachers are able to focus on the indvidual student while the student can speak with the teacher more easily.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    There are students from all walks of life and they all seem to get along well.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    Wake Tech is a very good school. They have very knowledgable staff and will work with you one on one if you need additional help. The transfer program which I am taking, allows you to be very flexible and take the courses that benefit you the most and will help you get into the university of your choice. Wake Tech offers courses in most fields of work. The school offers tons of technical training which gives you hands on experience. Wake Tech would make a great school for any and all ages, at any professional level.

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My community college is different from other schools because it is cheaper, it's within a reasonable distance from my house, the classes are great, and they have services to help struggling students, and most of all I can transfer my credits to any college in the state of North Carolina!

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The person capable of succeeding is the kind of person who should attend this school. Wake Technical Community College is focused on providing students, regardless of age, race, or any other socioeconomic identifier, the means to attain their academic goals. For me personally, Wake Tech has enabled me to save money on my decade-long journey to finally acquiring my Bachelors degree. The same can be said for many other individuals that I have come into contact with while at Wake Tech. The type of person who strives to succeed is the one who should attend this school.

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  8. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school at this point in time is that I can't be there every day! I attended a community college fresh out of high school, and I was not ready to learn. I didn't want it or think I needed it. I was smart, and I had the world available to me at the time. I wanted to explore, get out of my small home town, get a taste of the realy world. Now that I've done that I know that school is, now, the right place for me to be.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Wake Tech is well known for it's game design and engineering programs, as well as it's medical technician certifications.

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  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    If you are going to be a college freshman, go onto ratemyprofessor.com. You won't regret it.

    Read all  4 answers
  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about the amount of degrees and certificate programs that are available through the college that I attend.

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Wake Tech really is for all types of people!

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  13. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about his school is the image that it gives off to the general public. Most view Wake Tech as a school where "losers" or "failures" go when they have no other options. This is not even close to true because many people, including myself, go to a school like Wake Tech for financial reasons.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I think that Wake Tech is a good school, a little sketchy and night so be careful.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    The classes are challenging, but amazing. The professors always have office hours, where they can give extra assistance to their students. Every class will challenge each student and a student will come out of the class well prepared in that subject.

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  16. What are the most popular classes offered?

    Psychology, sociology, and British Literature are the most popular.

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  17. Describe a typical weekend.

    A typical weekend consists of doing homework and hanging out with friends & family.

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  18. Tell us about your professors.

    The professors are super, nice, awesome, helpful, encouraging, and amazing.

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  19. What's the dating scene like?

    Thankfully, you don't see a lot of couples around campus.

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  20. Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

    The library, the Quad, the cafe, and the hallways are the best places to get studying done.

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  21. How often should I phone home? Is once a day too much?

    Once a day is good.

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Student Body

Students

55%

female

45%

male

21,747

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

2%

Out-Of-State

98%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
23%
% Hispanic/Latino
10%
% White or Caucasian
49%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

60% of students attending Wake Technical Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 40% were awarded federal grants. While 29% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$8,912

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,500

Books and Supplies

$9,531

Room and Board

19,943

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$7,994
$30 - $48K
$8,454
$48 - $75K
$9,797
$75 - $110K
$12,254
$110K & UP
$13,125

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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