Thomas Edison State University

111 W State St
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Mission Statement
  Thomas Edison State University provides distinctive undergraduate and graduate education for self-directed adults through flexible, high-quality collegiate learning and assessment opportunities.
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Noncredit education offered
Institution does not offer noncredit education
Credit Accepted
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
  • Faculty data not available.
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,700$1,700$1,700$1,7000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$5,103$5,103$5,103$5,1030.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Off Campus$15,296$14,552$14,552$14,7421.3%
Off Campus with Family$10,193$9,449$9,449$9,6392.0%
Off Campus$17,226$16,648$16,712$16,9261.3%
Off Campus with Family$12,123$11,545$11,609$11,8231.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2022-2023
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Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition planX
  • Does not participate in Promise program
  • Thomas Edison State University offers tuition plans that are customized to meet students' needs and level of engagement with the University. For more information, visit: Graduate and Nursing Tuition Payment Plans are available for students taking graduate courses and nursing courses to break up their tuition costs into three payments made over three months. For more information, visit:
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Grant or scholarship aid12,54930%$6,423,782$2,520
Pell grants1,58718%$4,471,072$2,817
Federal student loans1,81821%$12,886,943$7,089
Grant or scholarship aid100%$0
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

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  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2021-2022, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment8,248
Undergraduate enrollment7,358
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,863
Graduate enrollment890
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:Full-time: 1%Part-time: 99%Undergraduate Student Gender:Male: 60%Female: 40%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%Asian: 4%Black or African American: 15%Hispanic/Latino: 14%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%White: 46%Two or more races: 4%Race/ethnicity unknown: 15%U.S. Nonresident: 1%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:24 and under: 11%25 and over: 89%Age unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 99%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 1%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 0%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:Full-time: 1%Part-time: 99%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 100%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 0%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 0%
Undergraduate application fee (2022-2023): $50
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2021-2022
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-10d44d164d66d-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other5d--12d--
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other--10d---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other--0d---
Business/Commerce, General--0d---
Finance, General0d--24d--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General3d6d-20d14d-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General0d--11d--
Operations Management and Supervision2d--13d--
Project Management-0d----
Category total11d16d54d281d82d-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General1d-----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other-1d----
Category total1d1d----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General6d-----
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance----15d-
Information Technology----10d-
Category total6d---25d-
Education, General-1d----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-6d--18d-
Educational/Instructional Technology----1d-
Category total-7d--19d-
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General0d-----
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician8d-----
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other--46d---
Category total8d-46d---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other--35d---
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other---2d--
Health and Wellness, General2d-----
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator---0d--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other---30d--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management1d-----
Nursing Administration-0d----
Nursing Education-0d----
Nursing Practice-----14d
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other-1d----
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other-0d--29d-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-1d-163--
Category total3d2d35d195d29d14d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration1d-----
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies---31d--
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management----1d-
Critical Infrastructure Protection-1d----
Homeland Security----6d-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other-0d-35d--
Terrorism and Counterterrorism Operations-5d--1d-
Category total1d6d-66d8d-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies---83d--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--97d352d--
Category total--97d435d--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-1d-11d--
Statistics, Other----11d-
Category total-1d-11d11d-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other--38d---
Category total--38d---
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare1d--12d--
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences, Other--37d---
Category total1d-37d12d--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences--34d82d--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other2d-86d440d18d-
Category total2d-120d522d18d-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, Other0d-----
Category total0d-----
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-2d----
Psychology, General3d-----
Category total3d2d----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General--3d6d--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other-0d--2d-
Category total-0d3d6d2d-
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General---101d--
Category total---101d--
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations---0d--
Category total---0d--
Grand total36354301,62919414
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution. Data on varsity athletics are submitted annually as required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), by all co-educational postsecondary institutions that have an intercollegiate athletics program. For the most recent data collection, EADA did not collect data on varsity athletics for programs that were cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Middle States Commission on Higher EducationAccredited since (01/01/1977)01/01/2030
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's programAccredited since ((!)02/01/2012)12/31/2020
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate programAccredited since (09/01/1990)12/31/2020
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levelsAccredited since (09/20/2017)12/31/2032
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (11/05/2008)6/30/2024
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (11/05/2008)6/30/2024
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Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary100
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 846Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 118DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 2067DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 41
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $4,348Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,903DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,952DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,288
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%1.5%4.7%
Number in default02381
Number in repayment1,4611,4851,702
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)