Wake Technical Community College: Narrative Description

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9101 Fayetteville Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27603-5696
Tel: (919)662-3400
Admissions: (919)662-3357
Fax: (919)662-3529
Web Site: http://www.waketech.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of North Carolina Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 79-acre suburban campus. Research spending 2003-04: $77,047. Educational spending 2003-04: $2547 per student. Total enrollment: 11,372. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 22% from top quarter, 47% from top half. Full-time: 3,891 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 7,481 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 41 other countries, 56% 25 or older, 15% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required; SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1216 full-time, $38 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6736 full-time, $211 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $72 full-time, $1 per credit hour part-time, $10 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: Science Club, History Club, Drama Club, Amateur Radio Club, Design and Garden Club. Major annual events: Spring Fling, graduation, International Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Bruce M. Howell Library plus 1 other with 70,617 books, 52,779 microform titles, 474 serials, 6,141 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $725,897. 23 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Meredith College.

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