Wake Technical Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,432
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$5,758
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
15.3%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
22,003
33.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
18.3%
292 Graduates

About

Wake Technical Community College is a higher education institution located in Wake County, NC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Wake Technical Community College were .

In 2019, 7,276 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wake Technical Community College. 51.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,979 degrees), 2.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1372 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wake Technical Community College is $2,432, which is $-5,392 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Wake Technical Community College is $2,432, which is $-5,392 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,758.

In 2019, 36% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 26% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,432
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Wake Technical Community College was $2,432. The cost of tuition at Wake Technical Community College is $-5,392 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$5,758
2019 Value
16.8%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Wake Technical Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,758. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Wake Technical Community College grew by 16.8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,531
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wake Technical Community College was of $9,531 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

36%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
26%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

36% of undergraduate students at Wake Technical Community College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 7.69% with respect to 2018, when 39% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
15.3%
2017 Default Rate
680
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Wake Technical Community College was 15.3%, which represents 680 out of the 4442 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Wake Technical Community College has a total enrollment of 22,003 students. The full-time enrollment at Wake Technical Community College is 7,362 students and the part-time enrollment is 14,641. This means that 33.5% of students enrolled at Wake Technical Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wake Technical Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.9% White, 22% Black or African American, 13.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.77% Asian, 3.14% Two or More Races, 0.454% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.182% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wake Technical Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (28%), followed by White Female (23.4%) and Black or African American Female (10.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wake Technical Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 22,003 students. The full-time enrollment at Wake Technical Community College is 7,362 and the part-time enrollment is 14,641. This means that 33.5% of students enrolled at Wake Technical Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Wake Technical Community College was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Wake Technical Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    10,986
  2. Black or African American
    4,840
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,919

The enrolled student population at Wake Technical Community College is 49.9% White, 22% Black or African American, 13.3% Hispanic or Latino, 4.77% Asian, 3.14% Two or More Races, 0.454% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.182% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 765 students (3.48%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 272 more women than men received degrees from Wake Technical Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wake Technical Community College is white (3,979 degrees awarded). There were 2.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1372 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Wake Technical Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Wake Technical Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (191 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (355 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (587 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wake Technical Community College are Software developers (558,919 people), Other managers (198,989 people), Computer & information systems managers (119,545 people), Computer occupations, all other (111,424 people), and Graphic designers (102,599 people).

The most specialized majors at Wake Technical Community College are Construction (191 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (355 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (587 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (837 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (364 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wake Technical Community College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Radiologic technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Wake Technical Community College are Construction (191 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (355 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (587 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (837 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (364 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wake Technical Community College are Computer Systems Design (611,000 people), Elementary & secondary schools (232,431 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (201,657 people), Construction (166,121 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (103,716 people).

The most specialized majors at Wake Technical Community College are Construction (191 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (355 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (587 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (837 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (364 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Wake Technical Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Wake Technical Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

3,502
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
3,774
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 3,502 degrees were awarded to men at Wake Technical Community College, which is 0.928 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,774).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 670 degrees were awarded to men at Wake Technical Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.828 times less than the 809 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 809 degrees were awarded to women at Wake Technical Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.21 times more than the 670 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
18%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 9% of students graduating from Wake Technical Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 31% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (26.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Wake Technical Community College is Female and White (26.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.11% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,979 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,372 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    819 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wake Technical Community College is white (3,979 degrees awarded). There were 2.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1372 degrees).

2.64% of degree recipients (192 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    2,198 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    1,781 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    911 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Wake Technical Community College is white male (2,198 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,781 degrees).

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Operations

Wake Technical Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $8.24M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $30.4k (0.369%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Wake Technical Community College had a total salary expenditure of $204M. Wake Technical Community College employs 557 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Wake Technical Community College are Female No academic ranks (327), Male No academic ranks(230), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wake Technical Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 237 employees, Management, with 224 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 108 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$8.24M
2019 Endowment
10.4%
growth from 2018

Wake Technical Community College has an endowment valued at about $8.24M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Wake Technical Community College grew 10.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.94M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $463k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Wake Technical Community College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $463k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$96.4M
2019 Salaries
6.73%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Wake Technical Community College paid a median of $96.4M in salaries, which represents 47.4% of their overall expenditure ($204M) and a 6.73% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.812% growth from 2017 and a 6.06% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$30.4M
Instructional Salaries
557
Number of Employees

In 2019, Wake Technical Community College paid a total of $30.4M to 557 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
557 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
237 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wake Technical Community College were No academic rank with 557 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wake Technical Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 237 employees; Management with 224 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 108 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wake Technical Community College was Female No academic rank with 327 employees, Male No academic rank with 230 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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