Renton Technical College: Narrative Description

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3000 NE Fourth St.
Renton, WA 98056-4195
Tel: (425)235-2352; Admissions: (425)235-2463; Fax: (425)235-7832; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, specialized, coed. Part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1942. Setting: 30-acre suburban campus with easy access to Seattle. Research spending 2002-03: $59,756. Educational spending 2002-03: $3093 per student. Total enrollment: 9,301. Students come from 9 states and territories, 13 other countries, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 8% black, 12% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 71% 25 or older. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: early admission. Recommended: interview. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET, SLEP, COMPASS required. Entrance: non-competitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Major annual events: Graduation, Orientation. Campus security: patrols by security, security system. College housing not available. Renton Technical College Library with 12,876 books, 684 microform titles, 2,316 serials, 321 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $169,650. 96 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.