Description

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.

Quick Facts about Renton Technical College

Region

Northwest

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 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

4,879

Year Established

1942

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 2.5

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

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating:
1

Detailed Ratings

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:
3

Detailed Ratings

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.

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Students

Total Students
4,879

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
0%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
25%
Part-Time
75%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
7%
African American
7%
Caucasian
41%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
9%
Unknown and Other
35%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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