Thomas Edison State University

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School Overview

Thomas Edison State University is one of the first schools in the United States designed specifically for adults. The university offers several flexible learning opportunities, including online courses and programs in more than 100 different areas of study.

Thomas Edison State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:
Type of School:4-year, Public
Address:111 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:12,489
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:0 (0% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$6,350
Out-of-state Tuition:$9,352
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$0

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Thomas Edison State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Thomas Edison State University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services7472
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields211
Health Professions and Related Programs4142
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities12
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians1
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1221
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions111
Social Sciences1
Grand total20121810

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Thomas Edison State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,698

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid0%
Grant or scholarship aid0%$0
Student loan aid0%$0

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,25410%$2,582
Federal student loans1,51412%$6,727

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Thomas Edison State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Thomas Edison State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Thomas Edison State University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment12,489
Undergraduate enrollment11,701
Graduate enrollment788

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Thomas Edison State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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