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Thomas Edison State University

Trenton, NJ, USA
3.11 Average Rating

Thomas Edison State University is a public, 4-year institution located in Trenton, New Jersey. Students are not required to visit campus, so the college’s classes have a number of different possible formats, such as the Self-Directed format, Portfolio Assessments, online, and through e-Packs. Students at TESU can enroll in the Bachelor’s to Master’s Program, which offers the opportunity for undergraduates to earn credit toward a master’s degree early.  


Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

Admissions Requirements


Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

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Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Total Number of Students
Total Number of Undergrads
Academic Calendar


Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies

Aid & Grants

Student Loans

Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
On Campus Women's Center


On-campus living required of freshman


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Campus emergency phones
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
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What Students Are Saying

3.11 Average Rating
Great distance college with excellent classes. Shorter semesters gives students more flexibility to manage taking classes and working jobs. Great professors and a truly caring school.
Megan from Lebanon, NJ
This is a great option for non traditional students, especially working adults. Everyone in the financial aid office has been friendly and helpful over the phone. Web interface is easy to use, too.
Ari from Lakewood, NJ
I absolutely love TESC! So many options including Guided Study, Online, TECEP tests, and PLAs plus they accept Straighterline and ALEKS courses as well as individual courses from other colleges. They also took 54 of my 60 credit hours, including a D, from 15 years ago, so I didn't have to retake them all!
Melissa from Joplin, MO

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