RALEIGH, N.C. (January 4, 2016) - Wake Tech is the third fastest-growing large community college in the U.S., according to an analysis by Community College Week. The publication reports that while many community colleges are seeing enrollment declines, Wake Tech continues to buck the trend. Its analysis of the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) found that Wake Tech grew by 10.4% from fall 2013 to fall 2014. That puts Wake Tech third on the fastest-growing list of public two-year colleges with enrollments of 10,000 students or higher. Wake Tech was one of only four that had double-digit increases.
Wake Tech President Dr. Stephen Scott credits the strong enrollment growth to the county’s growing population and the high-quality programs the college offers – programs that put people to work and help businesses prosper. “We work with business and industry to stay relevant,” he says. “Economic development officials identify clusters of need and we design programs to meet those needs.”
Spring semester at Wake Tech starts Wednesday. IPEDS counts full-time, first-time students enrolled in for-credit programs leading to degrees or other recognized credentials. Read the full article on www.ccweek.com.