Renton Technical College

Renton, WA 98056
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Renton Technical College is one of the thirty-five public 4-year colleges in Washington. The campus is located in an urban area, in Renton.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,763 students attend the school. Every year 63% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Renton Technical College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,518, and fees were $1,859. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $3,518 and $1,859 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students3,763
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

The Renton College ADN program curriculum offers instruction in medical, geriatric, surgical, pediatric and obstetric nursing as well as additional instruction in pharmacology, health assessment and advanced clinical nursing processes.

Students are able to exit the program after successfully completing a year in the program and be eligible to receive an LPN certificate. Graduates who complete the program are eligible for licensure from the National licensing body and are able to take the Nurse Certificate.

Admission Requirements:

  • Applicants need to be eighteen years or older
  • High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  • Health insurance for injury and sickness
  • Current and unencumbered CNA license (six months of work experience as CNA is required)
  • HIV Training Certification
  • Current CPR certification for healthcare providers

Applicants are required to submit to national criminal background check as well as submitting proof of health requirements and immunizations series. Program prerequisites are required to be completed with a minimum of a 2.5 Grade Point Average with courses having been taken in the ten years before proposed enrollment.

The program is in the process of obtaining accreditation from the National League of Nursing.

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Certificate 25 47
Associate's degree 7 41
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 0 0
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 83.3%
  • NCLEX-RN: 65.1%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
12/01/1978 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$81/credit
In State Students$81/credit
Out of State Students$81/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,645 $3,645 $3,645
ADN 70 $5,670 $5,670 $5,670
BSN 125 $10,125 $10,125 $10,125
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 74% of Renton Technical College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 56% $4,248
Other Federal Grant 26% $546
State Grant & Scholarships 37% $2,933
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 10% $950
Federal Student Loans 19% $5,438
Private Loans 1% $11,819


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,198
$30,001 to $48,000$7,855
$48,001 to $75,000$10,422
$75,001 to $110,000$12,402
Over $110,000$11,888

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Washington state board of nursing.
Renton Technical College
3000 NE Fourth St
Renton, WA 98056

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