Renton Technical College
Renton, WA 98056-4123


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 3,587
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 10%
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Renton Technical College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Renton Technical College's tuition was $3,436 for all students regardless of residency (40.1% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year public institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $5,735
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $5,735
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 67% of Renton Technical College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 49% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $3,836 (which is 13.4% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Renton Technical College in 2016-2017, was 22, which is 18% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,353 (which is 1% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Renton Technical College has enrolled a total of 3,587 students (1,284 students full-time and 2,303 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,587 students, 66 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 69% men and 31% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 318 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Race/ethnicity unknown: 35%

White: 32%

Asian: 11%

Black/African American: 8%

Hispanic: 8%

Two or more races: 4%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%

Non-resident alien: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Renton Technical College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 31% 1,188
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 14% 551
Construction Trades 9% 350
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 8% 298
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 6% 234
Personal And Culinary Services 4% 144
Education 4% 139
Precision Production 3% 127
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 3% 105
Legal Professions And Studies 0% 18

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Renton Technical College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Renton Technical College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $35,000. Last year, out of the total 719 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 676 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 772 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 695 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $35,000 $49,000
Employment Rate 94% 90%
Total Graduates 719 772

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Renton Technical College.

Bellevue College
6.7 mile away
Highline College
9.1 mile away
South Seattle College
9.2 mile away
Seattle Central College
11.1 mile away
Green River College
12.2 mile away
North Seattle College
16.3 mile away
Cascadia College
18.7 mile away