Renton Technical College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,882
2.67% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$8,163
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.62%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
3,072
31.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
60.4%
119 Graduates

About

Renton Technical College is a higher education institution located in King County, WA. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Renton Technical College were Medical Assistant (43 degrees awarded), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (15 degrees), and Dental Assisting (15 degrees).

In 2022, 613 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Renton Technical College. 61.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (209 degrees), 1.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (145 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Renton Technical College is $3,882, which is $−4,230 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Renton Technical College is $3,882, which is $−4,230 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,163.

In 2022, 37% of undergraduate students attending Renton Technical College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 7% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,882
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Renton Technical College was $3,882. The cost of tuition at Renton Technical College is $−4,230 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$8,163
2022 Value
18.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Renton Technical College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,163. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Renton Technical College grew by 18.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,274
Room and Board
$942
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Renton Technical College was of $11,274 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.4% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $942. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.29% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

37%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
7%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Renton Technical College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 15.6% with respect to 2021, when 32% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.62%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Renton Technical College was 1.62%, which represents 4 out of the 247 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Renton Technical College had a total enrollment of 3,072 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Renton Technical College is 964 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,108. This means that 31.4% of students enrolled at Renton Technical College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Renton Technical College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 28.2% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, 11.7% Asian, 10.8% Black or African American, 5.99% Two or More Races, 1.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.521% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Renton Technical College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (17.4%), followed by White Female (12.2%) and Black or African American Female (10.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Renton Technical College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,072 students. The full-time enrollment at Renton Technical College is 964 and the part-time enrollment is 2,108. This means that 31.4% of students enrolled at Renton Technical College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

73%
2015 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 Renton Technical College was 73%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Renton Technical College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    867 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    490 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    358 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Renton Technical College is 28.2% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, 11.7% Asian, 10.8% Black or African American, 5.99% Two or More Races, 1.11% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.521% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% 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, 783 students (25.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 145 more women than men received degrees from Renton Technical College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Renton Technical College is white (209 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (145 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Renton Technical College is Medical Assistant (43 degrees awarded), followed by Early Childhood Education & Teaching (15 degrees) and Dental Assisting (15 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Renton Technical College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (85 degrees awarded), Precision Production (39 degrees), and Construction (12 degrees).

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 Renton Technical College are Registered nurses (1,404,111 people), Software developers (540,040 people), Other managers (172,120 people), Medical & health services managers (156,742 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (141,302 people).

The most specialized majors at Renton Technical College in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (85 degrees awarded), Precision Production (39 degrees), Construction (12 degrees), Legal (18 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (62 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Renton Technical College are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Architectural & engineering managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Renton Technical College are Mechanical Technologies (85 degrees awarded), Precision Production (39 degrees), Construction (12 degrees), Legal (18 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (62 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Renton Technical College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,539,590 people), Computer Systems Design (575,465 people), Elementary & secondary schools (279,627 people), Outpatient care centers (249,779 people), and Offices of physicians (213,659 people).

The most specialized majors at Renton Technical College are Mechanical Technologies (85 degrees awarded), Precision Production (39 degrees), Construction (12 degrees), Legal (18 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (62 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Renton Technical College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 20 degrees awarded
  2. 18 degrees awarded
  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Renton Technical College was Registered Nursing with 20 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

234
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
379
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 234 degrees were awarded to men at Renton Technical College, which is 0.617 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (379).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 29 degrees were awarded to men at Renton Technical College in Automobile Mechanics Technology, which is 9.67 times more than the 3 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Renton Technical College in Early Childhood Education & Teaching, which is 34 times more than the 2 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Renton Technical College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (75% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 7.56% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    209 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    145 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    102 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Renton Technical College is white (209 degrees awarded). There were 1.44 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (145 degrees).

4.24% of degree recipients (26 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    117 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    92 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    81 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Renton Technical College is white female (117 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (92 degrees).

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Operations

Renton Technical College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.95M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 14.8k (0.758%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Renton Technical College had a total salary expenditure of 47.5M. Renton Technical College employs 74 Instructors. Most academics at Renton Technical College are Male Instructor (39), and Female Instructor (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Renton Technical College are: Management, with 57 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 28 employees, and Service with 26 employees.

Endowment

$1.95M
2022 Endowment
10.3%
decline from 2021

Renton Technical College has an endowment valued at about $1.95M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Renton Technical College declined 10.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.26M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $9.45M - Federal
  2. $3.82M - State
  3. $5.67M - Local

As of 2022, Renton Technical College received $9.45M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.82M from state grants and contracts, and $5.67M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$23.6M
2022 Salaries
10.6%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Renton Technical College paid a median of $23.6M in salaries, which represents 49.6% of their overall expenditure ($47.5M) and a 10.6% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.79M
Instructional Salaries
74
Number of Employees

In 2022, Renton Technical College paid a total of $6.79M to 74 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
74 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
57 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Renton Technical College was Instructor with 74 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Renton Technical College were Management with 57 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 28 employees, and Service with 26 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Instructor
  2. Female Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Renton Technical College was Male Instructor with 39 employees, and Female Instructor with 35 employees.

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