Renton Technical College Foundation

Renton Technical College is one of the country's  top 10 community colleges according to The Aspen Institute and has the highest job placement rate for community and technical colleges in the state of Washington - 85 percent upon graduation.

The RTC Foundation provides scholarships for students to pursue their academic and career goals through the college’s award-winning programs giving them specialized training in numerous high-demand job sectors. The Foundation also supports RTC's exceptional faculty through professional development, recognition and works to ensure the college’s programs provide students the most innovative and cutting-edge technology and equipment.

Why RTC is a first choice for professional and technical training:

  • RTC serves a diverse student community – over 60% are students of color
  • RTC’s completion and job placement rates are some of the highest in the country and highest for two-year institutions in Washington. Our completion rate is 63% and our estimated job placement rate is 85%
  • Graduation rate is 61% compared to 22% for comparable colleges
  • Recognized by The Aspen Institute as a top 10 community college in 2015

Renton Technical College is one of just two colleges in the country to have two programs recognized for excellence by Siemens and The Aspen Institute. Both programs were described as exemplary and delivering exceptional training for middle-skill jobs, with a focus on STEM programs. Here is a short video honoring Siemens Scholar and RTC student Blake Thurman: 

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