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
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Address: 111 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 10,227
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: $7,926
Out-of-state Tuition: $9,856
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: %
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $0

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Thomas Edison State University Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 9472
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Education 22
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 4141
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 211
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 1
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1221
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Psychology 3
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 111
Social Sciences 1
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Grand total 2712209

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,926
Out-of-state $9,856
Books and supplies $1,700

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $12,024
Out-of-state $12,024

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 0 %
Grant or scholarship aid 0 % $0
Student loan aid 0 % $0

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,709 17% $3,450
Federal student loans 2,059 20% $7,299

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.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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 2020

Total Enrollment 10,227
Undergraduate enrollment 9,544
Graduate enrollment 683

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 (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's 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
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate 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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