• Wake Tech serves 71,000 students annually: approximately 30,000 in curriculum programs and 41,000 in workforce continuing education.
  • Wake Tech serves 1 in 8 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 transferred 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) – 19,481.
  • Wake Tech has more online students (15,410) than any community college in North Carolina.
  • Wake Tech is consistently among the fastest-growing community colleges in the United States as named by Community College Week. 
  • Wake Tech offers more than 200 curriculum programs – associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs. 


  • An average of $2.68 billion is added annually to Wake County’s economy due to the activities of Wake Tech and its former students (Dr. Mike Walden, NCSU 2014).
  • 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.