• Wake Tech serves almost 74,000 students annually: approximately 31,500 in curriculum programs and 42,500 in workforce continuing education. 
  • Wake Tech serves 1 in 10 Wake County adults. 
  • More than 24% of high school graduates in Wake County come to Wake Tech within a year of their graduation. 
  • Wake Tech graduates who transfer to four-year universities in the UNC system have a higher average GPA after one year (3.12) than the native juniors (3.06). 
  • 20% of Wake Tech students already have a bachelor’s degree or higher. 
  • 90% of students in Career Programs are employed within 90 days of their graduation.


  • Wake Tech is the largest of North Carolina’s 58 community colleges, based on FTE (full-time equivalent enrollment) – 20,894.
  • Wake Tech has 16,350 online students – more than any community college in North Carolina.
  • In 2017, Wake Tech was named the #1 online community college in the U.S. by Best Value Schools (BVS), a college search guide for students.
  • Wake Tech is consistently among the fastest-growing community colleges in the U.S., according to Community College Week.
  • Wake Tech offers more than 200 curriculum programs – associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs.


  • 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.