What makes Wake Tech special?

Our students

  • Wake Tech serves about 64,000 students annually, the third-largest undergraduate enrollment of any North Carolina college or university.
  • One in five Wake Tech students already has a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, including many pursuing non-degree industry certifications.
  • 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 degree graduates who transfer to four-year universities in the UNC System outperform native UNC juniors (2.97 GPA vs. 2.84 GPA).
  • 90% of Wake Tech associate degree graduates are either employed or still enrolled in higher education in North Carolina after one year.
  • Wake Tech has international students from 141 countries.

Our college

  • Wake Tech is the largest of North Carolina’s 58 community colleges, with seven campuses, two training centers and multiple community sites across Wake County.
  • The college offers more than 250 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs.
  • More than 100 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs are fully online, and Wake Tech has been recognized by Newsweek as one of America's Top Online Colleges in 2022 and 2023.
  • 100% of Wake Tech programs are transferable for further study.
  • Wake Tech has one of the largest Associate Degree Nursing programs in the state.

Our impact

  • Wake Tech's annual economic impact on the community is $1 billion.
  • Almost three-quarters of that annual 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.
  • Wake Tech graduates, on average, will earn nearly $10,000 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, he or she receives a cumulative value of $3.20 in higher future earnings.
  • For every dollar of public money invested in Wake Tech, taxpayers will receive a cumulative value of $2.20 over the course of students' working lives.