Renton Technical College

Renton, WA

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Renton Technical College

Renton Technical College

Renton Technical College Student Essentials

Renton Technical College Student Essentials
Region: Northwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.rtc.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $4,715
Out-of-State Tuition: $4,715
Retention Rate: 69%
Enrollment: 6,854
Year Established: 1942

About Renton Technical College

Renton Technical College (RTC) in Renton, Washington offers a full range of programs to meet the various educational, occupational, academic and personal needs of Renton residents.

Training programs give students the skills they need to work in automotive fields, culinary arts, education, human service, medical/health fields and technology among others.

For those students who would like to eventually pursue such training but as of now don’t have a high school diploma, RTC offers Basic Studies courses. These include classes in GED prep, ESL and basic math, reading, writing and speech.

For students who would like to start at RTC but eventually move on to a four-year school, RTC has a college transfer program. This allows students to complete the first two years at RTC and the remaining two at a four year school.

Continuing education offerings allow RTC students to undertake short-term training leading to certification in a specialized area. Courses include Accounting, First Aid, Forklift Training, Land Surveying and Welding.

RTC also has innovative programs offering apprenticeships and a worker retraining program for those reentering the workforce. Students at RTC have different scheduling options, which include accelerated courses. Many classes are offered online as well to provide maximum access.

Student services at RTC will help you to choose which of RTC’s programs best suits your goals through career development services, academic advising and other means. Once you are on your path RTC can help you to fund your education if you qualify through financial aid and assist you through tutoring, job-placement and other services as well.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 2.5 of 5 Stars 4 Reviews

75% of students gave Renton Technical College 3 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL IF YOU WANT TO GRADUATE ANYTIME SOON. There are other school were you can get more for your money and not have to keep retaking a class because the school wants more money. Some of their classes are set up so that students will have to keep retaking the class over and over. The Dean and the Vice President do not do anything to help even though students have complained to them some how they end up loosing the other complaints and if/when you do complain they say "well this is the first time us hearing about this, we have never had this issue before." But the funny thing is you can just ask any student in the common area and you will find at least 5 that have the issue of having to retake their classes over and over again but once you transfer you pass your classes fine. Oh or my favorite when I spoke to the Dean before she even knew who I was and never asked who I was she insulted me and said "maybe you just have a learning disability" didn't even bother to investigate the class/ teacher just insulted me instead. I have been to other schools and transferred to this school because I had moved and have never had soooooooooooooooooooo many issues then I do with this school. It is more of a head ache attending here then it is worth.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

Renton Technical College is a excellent opportunity to learn,get experiences from other people,and be successful in our lives.I really like to know people from others countries because each of them has something interesting to share. My experience has shown that when we want to get something, we have to work hard no matter what to reach our goals.Walking down the carpet at the college graduation to receive formal recognition for my GED was a memorable event The college had us walk along with all the other program graduates.I am inspired to continue my learning.


Renton Technical College Map & Location

Renton Technical College
3000 NE Fourth St
Renton, WA 98056


Getting Around Renton Technical College

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Renton, WA

Winter
Dec
46
35
Jan
48
36
Feb
51
36
Spring
Mar
56
39
Apr
61
42
May
67
48
Summer
Jun
72
53
Jul
78
56
Aug
78
56
Fall
Sep
72
51
Oct
61
45
Nov
52
39

Students

Total Students 6,854

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 8%
  • African American: 9%
  • Caucasian: 46%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 26%
Latino 8%
African American 9%
Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 26%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 18%
Part-Time 82%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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